Saturday, 26 January 2013

Do you wish you knew more about how to help your child's language and communication?

Lets talk with Under 5's is an accredited course delivered over six two-hour workshops with an optional seventh which explores phonology.
Who is the course for?
This course is relevant to all parents of pre-school children, carers (including child minders) and pre-school practitioners wanting some key skills and knowledge. Completion of this course can lead to exploring the issues involved in more depth by attending our Speech and Language Support for Under 5's ten week course.
What do participants receive?
  • Teaching from qualified speech and language therapists and or an experienced teacher
  • Opportunities to discuss ideas to help children learn to listen, understand and talk
  • Information about communication difficulties children can experience
  • Opportunities to meet other pre-school practitioners, parents and carers
  • Information about normal speech and language development
  • An illustrated workbook full of practical tips and ideas which provides a rich source of individualised strategies and information to support a specific child
  • Accreditation if you would like it
  • Support needed to complete the workbook to achieve accreditation at level 1 though the Open College Network.
What is taught?
  • What is communication?
  • Adult-child interaction
  • Play; the link between play and language.
  • Using words and sentence
  • Asking questions and sharing books
  • Helping children with unclear speech
The sessions are very practical, there are opportunities to:
  • Think about you child's communication
  • Try new ideas
  • Choose activities specifically for you
  • Discuss a range of issues
  • Practise using ideas at home or in the work place
  • Gain recognition for taking part in the course by recording your ideas, observations and activities in a booklet. You can gain a certificate from the Open College Network South West which is part of Plymouth University. This could help you with employment opportunities. You will be given support and encouragement to achieve this goal.
There is a  course running in the Uttoxeter, Stafford and Lichfield areas very soon. To register your interest email

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