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Courses for Practitioners: Communication Support for Verbal Pupils with ASD

This NEW UPDATED practical training course is specifically designed for staff working in primary and secondary schools to enable them to develop the communication skills of pupils with autism and so enhance their learning, social interaction and diminish behaviour.

This UPDATED training programme reflects the changes in diagnostic criteria and includes a whole session on managing pupils with sensory conditions in the classroom.

It provides a great overview into good communication practice with those with ASD and has plenty of ‘hands on’ activities which help to apply the learning and makes the course very interactive.

It's a great 'one stop shop' from which further training programmes in specific techniques and programmes can be explored further. 

Delivered by local tutors throughout the UK this course has helped many staff maximise their pupil’s communication potential whether they have a diagnosis of autism or not.

All our courses are evidence based, to view a copy of the underpinning evidence for this programme click here.

What do participants receive?

A Level 3 or Level 2 nine credit Award in Knowledge and Practice to Support the Communication skills of ASD. A portfolio of evidence will need to be submitted.   

Who is the course for?

This course trains Teachers, Assistants and Speech and Language Therapy Assistants working with children in schools, specialist units and schools supporting children with ASD.

What do learners say?
How is the course delivered?

Designed to be delivered over ten 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.

How much does it cost?

Local providers vary the price. If supplied by Elklan the current fee is £380* to include the accreditation fee and the book.

* The fee will increase to £390 for courses which start after 1st January 2019.

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 here for more information on becoming an Elklan Tutor.