Speech and Language Support for Pupils with SLD

Speech and Language Support for Pupils with SLD

Speech and Language Support for Pupils with SLD

A practical training course for those teaching or supporting children and young people with SLD.

About the course

A practical training course for those of you working supporting children and young people with severe learning difficulties (SLD) to provide new approaches and strategies to help them maximise their speech, language and communication potential and effectively differentiate the curriculum.

If you are a SENCO, teacher, teaching assistant or speech and language therapy assistant, then this course is for you!

This training will provide you with:

You'll be taught a wide range of topics through ten sessions. These are fun and interactive and cover:

What is communication?
Adult-pupil interaction and non-verbal communication
Attention, listening and developing language through play
Understanding spoken language
Blank language scheme or understanding abstract language
Promoting vocabulary development
Developing expressive language
Supporting pupils with unclear speech and using Alternative and Augmentative Communication (AAC)
The development of social skills
Final overview
Face-to-Face Training
Face-to-Face Training

Delivered by local tutors under licence, responding to local demand. Prices vary and courses may be advertised locally as well as on this website. Most of these courses are run weekly, each session lasting two hours. Additionally, Elklan regularly delivers three-day intensive courses in London.

Online Training
Online Training

Our accredited online training is delivered through blended learning using our e-learning course and weekly live webinars. You'll be guided through the discussions by an experienced Elklan Tutor, and can choose to study at level 2 or 3.

Online Non-Accredited Training
Online Non-Accredited Training

Our e-learning sessions are available if you don't wish to complete the learning log or gain accreditation. You'll enjoy 12 weeks' access, with the option to upgrade later to the accredited e-learning course at a reduced price.

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e-learning sessions for SLD


Online Training

e-learning sessions

Targeted strategies for specific age range

Language Builders for Pupils with SLD


Anytime access to the e-learning sessions Catch-up sessions available for purchase
Ten weeks

Twelve weeks
Teaching from an Elklan Tutor
Discuss and share with other learners

External accreditation with a 9 credit Award on successful completion

Learning log to complete online

£395 (£405 from 2022) plus VAT
May vary where run locally

£350 - £360 plus VAT


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How do I book on a course?

First, consider if you want to achieve a qualification. If yes, apply for either the accredited online training or a course delivered face-to-face. If the accreditation isn't important to you now, then access the online e-learning sessions only - you can always upgrade later.

Places on our face-to-face and accredited online training courses fill quickly, so we recommend you apply as soon as you are able.

Face-to-Face Training
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Further training opportunities

Communication Friendly Settings (CFSe)

Speech and Language Support for Pupils with SLD is an essential first step for your school to achieve Communication Friendly Setting status. If you are a TA, you need to complete the level 3 qualification; if you are a teacher, then you can access the non-accredited e-learning sessions, which will prepare you to complete a level 4 learning log at the next stage.

Specialist Courses

These courses are ideally suited for you if you have completed an eight- or ten-session core course and wish to take their learning further.

Supporting Verbal Pupils with ASD
Supporting Children with Unclear Speech
Supporting Children and Adults using AAC

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