Upcoming events from Small Talk SLT Training & Consultancy

We offer tailor-made courses for parents and staff on a wide variety of speech, language and communication issues.

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November, 2017
18 Sat All day Working with 11-16s: 3 day intensive Nov 18, Dec 9th and 6th Ja
January, 2018
20 Sat All day How to help children with speech difficulties
3 Sat All day Cued Articulation
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Working with 11-16s: 3 day intensive Nov 18, Dec 9th and 6th Ja

Saturday, 18 Nov 2017 All day

  • 12 spaces available.

Delivered over 3 days Session 1: What is communication?

Identify the processes involved in communication. Demonstrate the wide range of communication difficulties. Session 2: Interaction, listening and attention

Reflect on the effects that styles of interaction have on communication. Discuss listening, attention control and effective support strategies. Session 3: Memory and learning

Explore a model of memory. Develop strategies to improve learning and memory retention. Session 4: Memory (continued) and understanding spoken language

Use visual tools to support understanding, memory and learning. Reflect on the importance of non-verbal communication. Explore strategies to help students to understand spoken language. Consider issues pertinent to students learning an additional language. Session 5: Understanding abstract language

Discuss supporting verbal reasoning skills: inferencing, sequencing and predicting. Practise applying the Blank (Language of Learning) model. Session 6: Promoting vocabulary development

Discuss how words are learnt and how to choose words to target. Develop a wide range of strategies to promote the learning of vocabulary. Session 7: Expressive language skills

Discuss techniques to develop sentence structure and the link between oracy and literacy. Consider how to encourage students to identify their difficulties and ask for appropriate help. Session 8: Promoting effective communication and social skills

Identify skills required for successful social communication. Explore strategies to promote pragmatic skills and emotional literacy. Discuss the impact social communication difficulties have on learning in different curriculum areas. Session 9: The link between speech, language, reading and spelling

Reflect on the challenge of clear speech. Consider the impact that difficulties with articulation, past and/or present, have on vocabulary learning, language development, reading and spelling. Review phonological awareness. Session 10: Linking it all together

Learners plan and present evidence of applying knowledge gained across the course during everyday activities.