A 2-hour training workshop based around the WellComm Speech and Language Toolkit. This course is designed to develop practitioners' skills and confidence in supporting children under 5 years who are at risk of developing speech, language and communication difficulties. It can also be used to support those with English as an additional language. The course uses interactive teaching methods, practical activities and group discussion to engage learners.
What will I learn?
At the end of this course, we will be able to:
Understand how to assess children working below their age related expectations;
Know how to support children working below their age related expectations;
Carry out appropriate interventions either in small groups or on an individual basis;
Accurately monitor children's progress; and
Make effective use of the Early Years Pupil Premium and Pupil Premium Grant.
The WellComm resource pack will be given out to settings that do not already have a copy according to Bolton Start Well records. If you already have a pack, please bring this to the session.
The 'WellComm Speech and Language Toolkit Resource' is a comprehensive assessment and intervention toolkit, which includes:
Screening Tool - including 'Handbook' and 'The Little Book of Rules', enabling early identification of areas of concern within language, communication and interaction development; and
Intervention Resource - including 'The Big Book of Ideas', 'The Picture Book' and 'The Support Language at Home CD'. These resources offer a range of stimulating, fun and play based activities designed to address children's language needs.
Delivered by: Bolton Start Well Service, Communication and Language Development Team
Who is this workshop for?
This workshop is aimed at all practitioners working with children aged 6 months to 6 years and their families.
This workshop and supporting resources are fully funded for the Bolton early years provider only.
In order to maintain best value, we need to run this course on a maximum occupancy basis. If your place is confirmed but you are unable to attend, please send an alternative representative or cancel your place in writing by e-mailing: StartWellBookings@bolton.gov.uk with a minimum of 24 hours' notice.
If for any reason we have to cancel or postpone a professional development session, we will notify all delegates booked onto the session as quickly as possible.
Time: 2 hours | 9:30am – 11:30am
Max Availability: 22
Roles: All Early Years Practitioners
Categories: Communication and Language Development Every Child Training Professional Development Session Quality and Outcomes Resources