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Encouraging the voice of the child during Engagement & Assessment (Cancelled)

This course was specifically developed to meet the findings from 'The voice of the child: learning lessons from serious case reviews a thematic report of Ofsted's evaluation of serious case reviews from 1 April to 30 September 2010’ (Ofsted, 2010).

This thematic report published by Ofsted ‘highlighted the importance of seeing, observing and hearing the child’ (The voice of the child: learning lessons from serious case reviews, 2010), which makes this course all the more valuable, relevant and unfortunately still current. Over the last few years empirical data from research still indicates t ...
Course Code: EDU 18/300

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Using Visuals to Support Communication (Cancelled)

This course is *NEW for 2018* and intended for any practitioner working with children and young people with complex needs and significant communication difficulties.

We will discuss the various visual strategies that you can use to support and enhance the communication of children and young people who are predominantly non-verbal, including: Makaton, Picture Exchange Communication Systems (PECS), Aided Language Displays, Pragmatic Organisation Dynamic Display (PODD) books and high-tech communication aids.

The course will equip attendees with practical opportunities to use these approa ...
Course Code: SFVSS 18/259

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The Reluctant Talker – Children Who Can Talk, But Don’t… (Cancelled)

The Early Years Foundation Stage Framework states ‘communication and language development involves giving children opportunities to experience a rich language environment; to develop their confidence and skills in expressing themselves; and to speak and listen in a range of situations’ (2017). This course is designed as an introduction into how practitioners can better support children who are reluctant to communicate through talk.

Through the course of the session the trainers will discuss the most suitable ways to support children who are reluctant to talk, despite parental reports that ...
Course Code: EY 18/061

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Story Sacks and Poetry Pockets (Cancelled)

According to research by the National Literacy Trust, language and literacy skills have a huge impact on a child’s life outcomes. For example, children born into communities with the most serious literacy challenges have some of the lowest life expectancies in England. (Literacy and life expectancy report, February 2018).

The 2017 government report ‘Unlocking Talent, Fulfilling Potential’ acknowledges the ‘word gap’ – that exists in early years between children of different economic backgrounds.

Providing rich opportunities for stories, rhymes and poems is an essential element of high q ...
Course Code: EDU 18/661

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