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Courses for Practitioners: Supporting children with Hearing Difficulties

This specialist course will provide learners with some theoretical knowledge and an abundance of practical skills and ideas to support children and young people with hearing difficulties to develop their communication skills. Written as an additional module participants must have completed an Elklan core course before attending this training.

What will participants receive?

A six credit award at either Level 3 or Level 2 in ‘Supporting Children with Hearing Difficulties’.  A portfolio of evidence will need to be submitted.

Who is the course for?

This course is written for staff who support children of any age who have some degree of hearing loss.

Attendance at one of the Elklan main courses is essential as knowledge of core speech and language difficulties are assumed.  It is important that leaners are aware of the complexity of the development of speech and language and have strategies to manage this aspect of the children’s development.

How is it delivered?

Designed to be delivered over five weekly sessions, it may also be taught as an intensive two 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 £390 plus VAT to include the accreditation fee and the book.

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.