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Supporting Children's Speech, Language & Communication Skills - Online:

Do you or your staff want to improve your/their skills and knowledge for supporting children's speech, language and communication (SLC) skills?

If yes, then this is the course for you/them. This course is very popular with both early years settings and individual practitioners such as child-minders and nannies. It covers the following topics:

  • The importance of speech, language and communication for overall development

  • The importance and benefits of adult support

  • Providing support for children's development of speech, language and communication in the Early Years setting

  • Maintaining a positive environment that supports speech, language and communication

The course is an online course and so can be studied any time from your own home- there is no classroom attendance required and learners can enrol at any time. There are discounts available for multiple bookings.

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Course Length:Completion time for this course is 4 weeks including assessments

Delivery: Home Study, learners log into our online learning portal- MNT LEARNING- to study this course- there is no classroom attendance required at all. On successful completion of the assessments, learners will receive their results and certificate via email. (If a hard copy certificate is required via post we can arrange this for £10 for UK learners and slightly more for international learners please call/email for details).

Support:All learners will have telephone/email access to a supportive and friendly personal tutor for any queries they have whilst completing the course.

  • The importance of speech, language and communication

  • Understanding the terms speech, language and communication

  • Speech, language and communication needs

  • Language milestones by the age of one to six years old

  • What is communication with and without words?

  • The sequence of communication and language development

  • Communication, language and speech supports other areas of development

  • How adults can support speech, language and communication development

  • Benefits of adult support

  • Considering home language

  • Scaffolding children's language

  • Facilitating communication between children

  • Every Child a Talker (ECaT)

  • Promoting language diversity

  • Observing children’s speech, language and communication

  • The importance of the environment in supporting children’s speech, language and communication

  • Key factors that provide a supportive speech, language and communication environment

  • Staff roles and responsibilities

  • Training needs and opportunities

  • Appropriate involvement of parents/carers

  • Importance of labelling

Learners must ensure their computer meets the minimum requirements as refunds cannot be given once enrolled. If you have any concerns about this please call us and we will be happy to offer support. These requirements include:

  1. Internet access and a working email address

  2. Up to date internet browser such as: internet explorer/safari/google chrome/firefox (if your browser is not up to date your screen may not display the content as it should. Please call us if you wish us to help you check your browser and how to update it if needed- it's very easy- even we can do it!)

  3. Use of a computer to study the course - tablets and smartphones are not advisable for studying as the display and functionality can be affected.

  4. Additionally learners should be familiar with navigating a website and have used a Word Processing package such as Microsoft Word in the past.

Fees & Applying: Course fee: £55 (including VAT) (Discounts are available for multiple bookings- please call for details)

(Enrolments can also be made over the phone Mon-Fri- 0844 8268 446)

I love being able to study at home-it would have been impossible for me otherwise. I have already enrolled on 2 more of your courses- they are perfect for busy child-minders!

Jane- Child-minder

I care for a little boy with a speech delay- I wanted to be able to help him more so I signed up for this course. I am so glad I did- it was brilliant!!! I have discussed things I have learnt with the parents and together we have made changes and we are starting to see improvements in his speech already- we are all so pleased!!

Malgorzata, Nanny

We needed a low cost but high quality way of training our younger & newer members in our settings. MNT have been superb to work with one from day one. They are efficient, flexible and deliver excellent courses which fit in with the way we work-I cannot recommend them highly enough.

Diana, Learning and Development Manager, Nursery Chain

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