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Thursday, May 09, 2013

I overheard a conversation between a health visitor and a social worker this morning. The Social Worker was saying that a child JUST had a speech problem and the health Visitor was describing a behaviour issue. They seemed to think that these were two separate, completely in-related issues but the more they talked the more, I thought it sounded obvious that the two were related!   They both agreed that the parent’s demands on the child were unrealistically high. ..


Why should I have Elklan training for my school?

Thursday, May 02, 2013

As an Elklan Tutor, I was discussing what the Elklan training could do for one particular school today. I know the Head Teacher by reputation and understood that whatever I said, he would need to be able to read it for himself. Consequently, prior to the meeting, I decided to read through the section of the Elklan website to which I was directing him, namely the Commissioner section:schools as commissioners http://www.elklan.co.uk/information/commissioners-schools/5-11yrs/case-studies ..


Communication Friendly Schools: presented lightning style

Friday, April 26, 2013

The ASLTIP conference in March really embraced new technology in several ways but one which grabbed our attention was the lighting talks section. These were 10 presentations of 5 minutes which sounds easy BUT these had to be 25 slides, each with 15 seconds which moved forwards independently. We thought it might be a good place to talk about the Communication Friendly Schools Project. ..


Another example of the benefits of Elklan training

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

We have been talking about the the many benefits of Elklan training for TAs but even I was pleasantly surprised this week: I run Smart Talkers pre-school communication groups, some of which are for a universal audience and some which are targeted for referred children with definite needs. They are commissioned by the Sure Start Children’s Centres and we work closely with the mainstream services such as social workers, health visitors, NHS SaLTs, Local support teams etc.  ..


A reminder: Act now to apply for National Sholarship Funding

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

We mentioned a few weeks ago a scheme called the National Scholarship Fund where Teachers and special educational needs (SEN) support staff are be able to bid for funds from the scheme worth up to £2 million to deepen their subject knowledge and develop their skills. In previous years funding has been secured for Elklan training. There is a very short window of opportunity for this so please pass this link to anyone you think will be interested or eligible:
http://www.education.gov.uk/schools/careers/traininganddevelopment/funding/b00221501/nsf-sen-support-scholarship/how-to-apply ..


How to achieve Communication Friendly School status

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

Have a look at this new presentation which shows how schools can become achieve accredited Communication Friendly School status ..


Hot off the Press - Communication Friendly Schools report 2012/13

Thursday, March 21, 2013

The Communication Friendly Schools report for 2012/13, Building a Communication Friendly School, is now available to download. ..


Independent Tutors: Elklan is helping you!

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Elklan is helping YOU promote your course to schools!  We now have a section in the Independent Tutors Area (log-in required) 
to include the topics you are interested in. We have items on tendering and marketing so far. SEO will be next and then we’ll cover other practice areas, as requested by you, including invoicing and accounting.

You may also be interested in 'How to grow your therapy business' which Small Talk and Milton Bayer are running in April in Bristol and May in Birmingham. They are offering 20% discount for Elklan tutors (see www.bookwhen.com/smalltalk and add the code ELKLAN at checkout). ..


Elklan Annual Meeting March 6th 2013 Holiday Inn Express, Salford

Thursday, March 07, 2013

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The National Scholarship fund: potential for Elklan learners

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

There is a scheme called the National Scholarship Fund where Teachers and special educational needs (SEN) support staff will be able to bid for funds from the scheme worth up to £2 million to deepen their subject knowledge and develop their skills. In previous years funding has been secured for Elklan training. ..