Come and join us for our first annual Staffordshire SLCN Conference
Sat 16th April
The Conference CentreJohn Taylor High school Dunstall Rd, Barton-under-Needwood, Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire DE13 8AZ
Registration - 9.30am
Selective mutism: the way forwards Libby Hill is a consultant speech and language therapist and one of the very few in the UK who is trained to work with children with selective Mutism. With 1 in 150 being diagnosed with the condition, we all need to know how to deal with it. Libby will discuss how to identify SM from reluctant talkers and practical ways to manage in your setting.
Behaviour is communication: Kathryn Stinton is a specialist early years teacher who has worked in mainstream and specialist settings for twenty years. Kathryn will look at the typical development of social skills and factors which can impact on this, as well as the role of the environment in promoting positive behaviour for both adults and children. A range of practical strategies will be discussed.
The development of language for learning: a Blank solution Natasha Hallam is a speech and language therapist who works in mainstream and special schools settings. Natasha will look at the development of children’s language for learning and give you practical ways to both assess the children’s levels and tailor your activities accordingly.
2 year olds not talking; how to measure what they can do Margaret Gomm and Georgina White are both speech and language therapists with a great deal of experience of working with younger children in children’s Centres and Nurseries. They will look at the common issue of 2 year olds who cannot talk. They will give you practical ways to record communication before words and tips for working with non-verbal children.
Closes - 3.30pm
Buffet lunch provided
FEES & PAYMENT £85 per delegate £65 early bird until 28th February 2016.
Places are limited to 50 so please book early to avoid disappoinment.
Payment and booking is all managed online: BOOK HERE
For more information: Libby Hill Small Talk SLT Ltd