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Speech and language specialism: supporting children with speech sound disorders, stammering and selective mutism

Microsoft Teams (Online Webinar), Online MS Teams Webinar
Course Trainer
Tania Long
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Target Audience
Childminder / Early Years Practitioner / Learning Support Assistant / Nursery Nurse / SENDCO / Speech and Language Therapist / Teaching Assistant
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Course Types
Course categories
Early Years Service / Special Educational Needs / Disabled Children's Workforce / Schools
01 Early Years Foundation Stage / Child Development / Disabled Children's Workforce Programme / SEND
Course description
This course is delivered by a qualified speech and language therapist who will provide information about disordered speech, selective mutism and stammering and how to identify children who would benefit from intervention (Supports EYFS: Communication and Language).
The course will focus on children with disordered speech sounds and will also give an overview and some key points for staff to support children who stammer or are a reluctant talker/ selective mute.
Although these children are likely to need support from speech and language therapy, early years’ practitioners play a crucial role in helping them to thrive in their settings. The course will provide hints and tips about the best way to help.
Training objectives

  • To support settings in the early identification of children with disordered speech, who stammer or have selective mutism and know when/how to refer to a speech and language therapist

  • To enable settings to be able to give appropriate support to these children in their setting as soon as needs are identified

Learning outcomes
At the end of the session participants will:

  • Have a greater understanding about disordered speech, selective mutism and stammering

  • Feel confident about which children would benefit from a referral to a speech and language therapist

  • Have skills to respond in a helpful way towards children with disordered speech, selective mutism or a stammer

Additional Information
For MS Teams
By signing up to this course you are providing consent to the email address you provide at the point of booking to be shared with the trainer to contact you regarding this specific course only. Microsoft Teams joining instructions will be provided by email within 5 days for of the event start date.

Webinar training via MS Teams
Joining instructions will be emailed for delegates joining via:
• desktop computer or laptop
• tablets or smart phones
• Mac Computer

Settings are advised to access this training via a computer rather than a tablet or mobile phone to ensure they can see the documents clearly.
If setting have been awarded inclusion fund, they may use a proportion of this to pay for the course.

Reading material will be provided by email prior the main session.

Online Evaluation
Delegate feedback is very important for monitoring the quality and effectiveness of our training programme. Your responses will be used for this purpose only and will be treated as confidential. Once your attendance is confirmed an automated email will be sent with a link to a mandatory online evaluation form.

You can also access online evaluation forms for all attended courses from your CPD online user account under My Profile & Bookings, My Learning, Events and Events Attended.

After submitting an online evaluation you can download a personalised attendance certificate which will be available on your CPD online account. For any assistance email eycpd@buckinghamshire.gov.uk
Start Date
Tuesday 4 May 2021
End Date
Tuesday 4 May 2021
Closing Date
Thursday 22 April 2021
09:30 - 12:30
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