Children's Speech & Language Therapy in Buckinghamshire

Training

We currently provide training to a wide variety of service users including schools staff, parents, staff within children’s nurseries and Early Years settings.

 

Makaton

We run regular MAKATON WORKSHOPS 2018 led by trained Makaton Tutors at locations throughout the county. These workshops are open to parents, school and early years setting staff and to other professionals.

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Early Years Training

  • Updated information coming soon.

School Training

SLT Training

We are prioritising training to support speech and language using EHCP hours

Workshops available for the following (each 1.5 to 2 hours long):

Words, Words, Words: Teaching vocabulary to children across the school day

Communication Friendly Classrooms: practical approaches for the classroom

Lego Therapy

Using Shapes to Structure Language

Comic Strip Conversations

Developmental Language Disorder  (joint delivery with specialist teaching service working within your school)

Talk Boost Key Stage 2:Dates for training will be released once we get a collection of schools indicating their interest for training

If you would like more information please email buc-tr.cyptherapytraining@nhs.net using subject ‘core courses’.

If you are a school which can host during the school day, we are looking to run these courses in other areas of the county (especially in the Aylesbury area), then please contact us.

Talkboost

Talk Boost Key Stage 2

Talk Boost KS2 is a targeted intervention for children in Years 3, 4 and 5 (7-10 year olds) who have delayed language development, aiming to boost their language skills to help them to catch up with their peers. It consists of small group sessions, three times a week over a period of 8 weeks run by trained teaching assistants.

Talk Boost KS2 was trialled in a carefully designed study with active and comparison groups. The evaluation showed that after eight weeks of running the intervention children made significant progress in language and communication, with 67% catching up with their peers in understanding language. Learning in the classroom was easier; children joined in more, took part in discussions more and listened more carefully. Questionnaires used with parents showed that 85% saw that their children’s language skills had improved.

The cost of the resources to run this intervention is £480, the training to run the intervention is presently free of charge.

Email :Buc-tr.cyptherapytraining@nhs.net to find out more and book a place on our next course

Times & Location:  14th March 2019 at Oakridge Health Centre, High Wycombe

Talk Boost Key Stage 1

Suitable for: KS1 – SENCOs, Teachers and LSAs

Focus: An I-CAN intervention programme which supports children aged 4- 7 years with below average language to narrow the gap between them and their peers. This evidence based programme shows that an average of 18 months progress can be made when following the 10 week intervention. (Compared to the 6 months progress of the control group.)

  • Addresses all elements of language appropriate to this age group
  • Provides a programme that is simple to understand and use.
  • Supports teachers to identify children with language delays, and children who may have more significant needs requiring more specialist support.
  • Supports teachers to embed speaking and listening into whole class activities as required by Ofsted
  • Provides a Speech, Language and Communication (SLC) Tool to identify the right children and track progress.

 Times & Location: tbc

Cost:  The cost of the resources to run this intervention is £480, the training to run the intervention is presently free of charge.

 Please note:  in order to continue supporting schools who have already done the TalkBoost training we are offering training for additional teachers and LSA’s without the need to purchase another I-CAN manual.

Email :Buc-tr.cyptherapytraining@nhs.net to find out more and book a place on our next course

Communication friendly classrooms: practical approaches for the classroom environment

Suitable for: Teachers, SENCos,  LSA. Focus: Wave 1 and 2

Focus: Wave 1 and 2

  • What does normal, delayed and disordered language development look like?
  • How do difficulties surface as in the classroom?
  • Practical tips to use for all children and targeted children.
  • Communicative friendly classrooms.

 Times & Location: tbc

Cost: The course must be booked in advance. No fee is required, but settings who let us know promptly about cancellations will be prioritised for future courses.

To book on this course: 01296 566045 or by emailing the course title, staff names and contact number to Buc-tr.cyptherapytraining@nhs.net

Words, Words, Words : Teaching vocabulary to children

Suitable for: Suitable for: Teachers, SENCos,  LSA. Focus: Wave 1 and 2

Focus: Wave 1 and 2

  • To understand the process of word learning in children
  • To understand word learning difficulties in children.
  • To develop skills in being able to select and teach vocabulary.
  • To be able to use words maps to support word learning: whole class and small group approaches.

 Times & Location: tbc

Cost: The course must be booked in advance. No fee is required, but settings who let us know promptly about cancellations will be prioritised for future courses.

To book on this course: 01296 566045 or by emailing the course title, staff names and contact number to Buc-tr.cyptherapytraining@nhs.net

Developmental Language disorder: the hidden disability

Suitable for: Teachers, SENCos, LSA. (Participants need to have wave 1 and wave 2 understanding of language and communication difficulties.)

Focus: Wave 3

  • To explore how language disorder differs from language delay
  • To explore the framework of the communication chain for expressive and receptive language disorder.
  • To isolate 9 red flags to alert to language disorder.
  • To identify strategies to use when working with children with language disorder.

This course is for supporting children who have language disorder as a primary need, not for children who have language disorder as part of another diagnosis, such as Autistic Spectrum Disorder, Downs Syndrome. If in doubt, chat to your link therapist

 Times & Location: tbc

Cost: The course must be booked in advance. No fee is required, but settings who let us know promptly about cancellations will be prioritised for future courses.

To book on this course: 01296 566045 or by emailing the course title, staff names and contact number to Buc-tr.cyptherapytraining@nhs.net

 

 

 

 

 

External resources

Talking Point progress checker

Talking Point progress checker

Talking Point progress checker - Click here to go to Talking Point's Progress Checker, where you can check the progress of your child's language development by answering questions about their communication skills.

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Bucks Family Information Service

Bucks Family Information Service

The Buckinghamshire Family Information Service website contains information about services and activities for children and their families in Buckinghamshire.

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Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust

Buckinghamshire Healthcare Children and Young People's Services

Click here for information about Buckinghamshire Healthcare's health visiting, school nursing, Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy services.

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Last updated: 11 September, 2019