Speech, Language and Communication Needs(SLCN)

Provider: OnLineTraining Ltd.
£250.00 + VAT per participant if delivered by an Associate Tutor
£180.00 + VAT without face to face contact
£140.00 + VAT per 100 on roll for an unlimited organisational licence
Accreditation opportunities: Online accreditation certificate issued for those completing course requirements. Other accreditation arrangements can be made locally.

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Description This is a tutored online course aimed at teachers and teaching assistants who need practical help in meeting the needs of a pupil (or pupils) with speech, language and communication needs. It assumes no prior knowledge of speech, language and communication needs, but is also suitable for SEN specialists with some prior knowledge. It involves the setting of goals and interventions for the young person with whom you are working, and an evaluation of the effectiveness of these interventions. It can either be delivered through our associate tutor network, or organisations can purchase a multi-user licence, and we can train up your proposed online tutors, who may come from a variety of professional backgrounds.
Duration 12 - 20 hours online study and one or more face to face meetings.
Website

OnLineTraining Ltd.'s website

http://oltinternational.net
Categories Primary, Secondary, Higher, Teaching and Learning, Early Years/Foundation, Further education, 14-19, KS1, KS2, KS3, KS4, Support Staff, Teaching staff, Learning Support, Pupil Support, Other support staff, Advanced Skills Teacher, Excellent Teacher, Main-scale (core) teacher, Newly Qualified Teacher, Non-practising teacher, Post-threshold Teacher, Pupil mentor, Supply / Peripatetic teacher, Trainnee (pre-QTS) teacher, Teacher trainer, Inclusion, SEND, Online, Discussion forums, Video
Learning outcomes for participants/users and, where relevant, pupils or students

This course consists of an introduction to speech, language and communication needs, the assessment of pupils with speech, language and communication needs, and evidence based interventions which have been shown to be effective with children and young people with speech, language and communication needs. Video case studies are provided, and participants are expected to plan 3 SMART goals and implement 3 interventions to achieve these goals. 90 days after course completion they are asked to report back on the outcomes they have achieved. 

Evidence underpinning this approach

Course content has been written in partnership with specialist teachers and speech and language therapists. We have ample evidence of the impact and effectiveness of this course, both quantitative from the Goal Attainment Scaling used to assess pupils’ outcomes, and qualitative from participant feedback on the online forums incorporated into the course.

How users/participants can evaluate success

The course provides direct evidence of impact on pupil outcomes through the Goal Attainment Scaling model which is integral to it.

Follow-up activities and support

Online forums are integral to the course, and these provide the opportunity to establish online communities of learning. Participants have ongoing access to the course material and we know that 95% refer back to it after completion. There are a large number of resources within the course, many from external providers, and these and the course content are continually refreshed and updated.

Details

The course normally involves an initial face to face session to introduce participants to the online interface, although this can be done remotely. Participants are then tutored through the 3 main sections of the course and expected to contribute to online forum discussion relating to each section. Video material is interspersed throughout the course, and there are quizzes in each section.

At the end of the assessment section participants are expected to set 3 SMART goals for the young person they are working with, and at the end of the interventions section they are asked to identify the interventions to achieve these goals. They then have 90 days to implement these interventions and to report back using Goal Attainment Scaling.

This course does not have any pre-booked dates available. Please contact the provider directly to arrange this training.