Courses for Practitioners: Supporting Verbal Pupils with ASD

This NEW UPDATED specialist course will provide learners with theoretical knowledge and an abundance of practical skills and ideas to support children and young people with autism and/or social communication needs. Written as additional module participants must have completed an Elklan core course before attending this training. 

This 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 will participants receive?

A six credit Award at either level 3 or level 2 in Supporting Verbal Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Both are on the Qualifications and Curriculum Framework (QCF) in England.

Find out more about levels, credits and how qualifications compare in UK and Ireland here.

Who is the course for?

This course is written for staff who support children and young people of any age who have social communication difficulties including those with ASD.

It is necessary for learners to have previously attended one of the Elklan core courses as knowledge of speech and language difficulties are assumed and vital strategies to develop language and communication are not covered.

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.

What do learners say?
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.