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Courses for Parents and Carers: Let's Talk with 10-14s

A practical training course for parents but is also suitable carers and practitioners working with children as they transition from primary to secondary school wanting some key skills and knowledge.

The course provides information about the development of language and communication, how to recognise difficulties with speech, language and communication and how to support children as they move from primary to secondary school.  It gives ‘Helpful Hints’ with ideas to promote different aspects of communication with a special section on supporting young people with their homework. The focus of the book is on understanding the particular challenges that young people with speech, language and communication face in a secondary environment and how to help them.

Completion of this course can lead to exploring the issues involved in more depth by attending our Speech and Language Support for 5-11s  or Speech and Language Support for 11-16s ten week course.

What will participants receive?

You will receive:

  • Teaching from a qualified speech and language therapist and or an experienced practitioner
  • Exploring communication: typical development and difficulties young people can experience
  • An illustrated workbook full of practical tips and ideas which provides a rich source of strategies and information
  • A certificate for the Let’s Talk with 10-14s course.  There is an opportunity to gain accreditation by an externally quality assured and Ofqual regulated national Awarding Organisation. The accreditation gained will be 3 credits at level 1. This could help you with employment opportunities.  Accreditation for parents is optional.  Accreditation for those working with 10-14s is mandatory.

There are opportuntites to:

  • Explore communication: typical development and difficulties young people can experience
  • Discuss ideas to help young people learn to listen, understand, learn new words needed for topic work and engage in conversation
  • Share ideas to help young people manage their time and complete their homework
  • Meet other school practitioners, parents and carers
What do learners say?
The course encouraged us to think about and discuss ways to support our children with learning, communicating and organising themselves Great Ideas for learning new topics and help children to revise, loved the mind and word maps
How is it delivered?

Designed to be delivered over five weekly sessions, the course uses interactive teaching methods, practical activities, videos and group discussion to engage learners.

How much does it cost?

Contact us for up to date prices.

What does the course teach?

View the course outline or the course flyer PDF for an overview of the course content.

Who can teach the course?

The courses have been written so that speech and language therapists and teaching advisors can teach it in their locality under license. Click for more information on becoming an Elklan Tutor. This opportunity is now being extended to practitioners. If you have completed our ten week course Speech and Language Support for 5-11s or Speech and Language Support for 11-16s and have achieved at level 3 you could train to deliver Let’s Talk with 10-14s. Click for more information on becoming an Elklan Let's Talk Tutor.