Improving learner outcomes

Speech, Language and Communication Needs course

On successful completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the prevalence and hidden nature of speech, language and communication needs
  • Differentiate between typical and atypical stages of language acquisition
  • Identify receptive, expressive and pragmatic language difficulties and evaluate their impact on access to the curriculum and social inclusion
  • Explain the purpose and process of individual education assessments
  • Use checklists to assess attention, listening, expressive language and fluency skills
  • Observe and evaluate social use of language and independent learning strategies
  • Design and plan strategies to support the development of phonological and articulation skills
  • Devise interventions to strengthen and expand vocabulary
  • Arrange opportunities to develop social skills and understanding of non-verbal language
  • Create an action plan to practise course application skills in the classroom


How much does it cost?

Tutored£180.00 (including VAT).

This includes:

  • access to your online course for 12 months
  • online support from a specialist tutor while you complete the course – typically up to 4 months
  • one point of direct contact with your tutor (phone, Skype, FaceTime), which you’ll agree between you

Organisations

An employer purchasing places for a number of people might opt for more tutor contact, such as a group workshop, which would incur an additional charge to cover the tutor’s time and travel expenses.

Alternatively, schools or local authorities enrolling a number of employees on a course might opt to have an in-house specialist provide tutor support. In this situation, the in-house specialist would complete the course(s) as a participant first, and take part in tutor training.

Organisations can also be eligible for discounts on multiple purchases – If you’d like to explore options, please get in touch.

Back to Top