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Courses for Practitioners: Communication Support for 0-25s with Complex Needs

A practical training course for staff working with children in special school provision with severe and complex learning needs. It will equip them with innovative tools and methods to develop and encourage pupil’s interaction and communication. It is designed for practitioners working with children at the pre-intentional and intentional stages of communication who are beginning to develop the skills required for purposeful communication.  This course is taught by local tutors throughout the UK.

What will participants receive?

A Level 3 or Level 2 Award in Knowledge and Practice to Support the Communication Skills of those with Severe and Complex Needs – A portfolio of evidence will need to be completed.

What do learners say?
How is it delivered?

Designed to be delivered over eight weekly sessions, it may also be taught as an intensive three day programme. Each session lasts two hours. The course uses interactive teaching methods, practical activities, videos and group discussion to engage learners.

What does the course teach?

View the full course outline or download 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 Communication Support for Children with Severe or Complex Needs and have achieved at level 3 you could train to deliver Let’s Talk with Special Children. Click here for more information on becoming an Elklan Let's Talk Tutor.