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AAC made simple!

Sunday, November 30, 2014

'An excellent course which covered all aspects of AAC, at an appropriate level. Lots of opportunity for discussions and questions and a good balance of theory and practical.' ..

Children's attainment enhanced through Communication Friendly Settings project

Monday, October 13, 2014

Leading the way in the UK on Communication - Elklan Communication Friendly Settings impact continues apace  ..

Evidence based practice in Lincolnshire

Thursday, October 09, 2014

63 Early Years practitioners embarked on Speech and Language Support for Under 5's led by Elaine Cragg, a very experienced Elklan tutor and highly specialist Speech and Language Therapist (SaLT). This blog tells the story of their success and the evidence they have produced to support their findings.  ..

Implementing Elklan - a teachers view

Monday, July 07, 2014

My role in school is quite specialized, I work with children from FS2 to Year 2, supporting them with Speech and Language and other aspects of Literacy. Most of my work is based round small groups of targeted children, who are withdrawn from the class environment for short periods of time to work on their specific needs. My role has evolved over the last 6 years, when I moved from full-time class teacher to part time SEN support and now general Literacy support. Although, my position changed i had no specific training (until now) to compliment this so all my knowledge has been self-taught. For my personal development, this course has given me an excellent background in understanding language and possible barriers for children, some of which i had never heard of e.g. Blank and others where i had misconceptions, e.g. ICWs. I feel confident to write reports for referrals and explain issues to parents. ..

Help is here for Post 16s establishments

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

How challenging for Post 16s establishments to be faced with the demands of the new Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) code of practice which will be law by September 2014. As from 1st September they will be expected to provide their students with SEND in the same way that pre-schools and Early Years have been dong for many years. This is good news for all but challenging none the less. ..

Encouraging interim findings from schools completing Elklan Communication Friendly Settings training in London

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

'This training is in essence all about Quality First teaching' ..

Challenging behaviour reduces and outstanding resultsare reported from our Communication Friendly Schools

Friday, April 04, 2014

I have never felt so emotional about Elklan as I did last Wednesday at the Elklan meeting of tutors and co-tutors in Salford. Those who attended were treated to amazing presentations from two schools who talked to us about the impact of the Communication Friendly Schools (CFS) programme on the children's academic progress and behaviour and staff confidence and skills. Riverside Primary School, Salford and Ladywood Special School, Bolton, awed us all by their commitment and enthusiasm in supporting the development of communication throughout their schools. ..

Primary and Nursery Show 2014

Friday, March 28, 2014


Elklan training "excellent", says blogger

Monday, November 18, 2013

John Cane, who runs an "Access 2 Therapy" blog recently took an Elklan TTP course, and posted his thoughts in his blog.  ..

New publication: Language Builders for 0-3

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

There has been a great deal of press coverage recently about the book Small Talk, by British speech therapist Nicola Lathey and journalist Tracey Blake, which suggests parents should start having back-and-forth "conversations" with babies from the age of 4 weeks. However, professionals might want to look at the latest Elklan book, ‘Language Builders for 0-3’. ..