Using Visuals to Support Children with Communication Needs

Using Visuals to Support Children with Communication Needs

Course Overview

Our Using Visuals to Support Children with Communication Needs Training Course will introduce you to a range of visual supports and approaches. You will learn about how and why visuals can be used to support children with SLCN to communicate, understand what they are being asked and develop independence. This workshop will introduce you to a range of visual supports and when/how they may be beneficial to the children you work with. It will provide you practical strategies and ideas that you can implement in your setting to support children with a wide range of speech, language and communication needs (SLCN). The most common type of SEN in schools is SLCN which 24% of children with SEN fall under this category (DfE, 2020). This training will introduce you to a range of visual supports and approaches. You will learn about how and why visuals can be used to support children with SLCN to communicate, understand what they are being asked and develop independence.

Why is it important to take this course?

Visuals can be used to support children and young people to communicate, understand what is being said and their day as well as to develop independence.

This course will support you to understand why visuals are so effective in supporting children (in particular those with communication needs).

Simple, key considerations such as the type of picture being used can increase the effectiveness of visual supports. This training will provide you with some quick and useful tips that you can use straight away.

If unable to communicate effectively children and young people can become frustrated and/or withdrawn. Understanding how you can support them to communicate and develop their skills in using symbols/pictures will reduce this impact and allow them to be a more active participant in social and educational experiences.

Visuals support children to understand what is being said and what they are expected to do. Providing this clear, structured support can reduce anxiety and confusion in children and young people.

As adults we are great at supporting our children and young people to complete tasks they may find more difficult. However, sometimes we can hinder their ability to be independent as they can become too reliant on us being there. Visuals can be used to support children and young people to learn and complete tasks with less support from adults and to become more independent.

Objectives

What will you learn on the course?
  • To look at a range of visual aids and approaches that support children to communicate, understand what they are being asked and develop independence
  • Learn about different types of visual supports and approach and when they might be used
  • Real life experiences of SLT relating to how visuals can support communication and independence
  • Be more confident in implementing and supporting children with communication difficulties to use visuals
What are the benefits of attending this course?
  • Learn more about different types of visual supports and when and why they may be used
  • Get quick top tips to support you when implementing visual supports
  • Be able to explain to colleagues why visuals are important
  • Be able to support children and young people to become more independent
  • To have an opportunity to talk to a Speech and Language Therapist who has experience working with children and young people with Visual Communication
  • Ensure all children have an equal opportunity to thrive and reach personal milestones
  • Learn how to implement universal strategies that can support all children and develop their language and communication skills
  • ChatterBug Certificate of Achievement (Used as CPD Training)
  • This course allows you to upskill colleagues in your setting
  • Opportunities for further questions and access to further support

Audience

Our Using Visuals to Support Children with Communication Needs training course, is perfect for education and childcare professionals, such as teachers, teaching assistants and SENCO’s working with children with Speech, Language and Communication Needs (SLCN). The course is also suitable for speech and language therapists, undergraduate and postgraduate students who are undertaking a degree in the field and looking for support and more information.

Location

Online Course - https://meet.google.com/

FAQ

  • The most common type of SEN in schools is SLCN which 24% of children with SEN fall under this category (DfE, 2020)
  • Autistic children typically show relative strengths in visual processing (Prizant et al., 2016 SCERTS manual)
  • Visuals are consistent and predictable (Prizant et al., 2016 SCERTS manual)

Our training courses are perfect for education and childcare professionals, such as teachers, teaching assistants and SENCO’s. The course is also suitable for speech and language therapists, undergraduate and postgraduate students who are undertaking a degree in the field wanting to learn about how they can support pupils in the classroom or their setting. 

At Chatterbug, we are always seeking new and effective ways to support professionals education and child care professionals who work within schools and with children with speech and language communication needs. All of our training courses are written and delivered by our expert Speech and Language Therapists and quality and evidence based intervention strategies are guaranteed. 

These programmes are designed to help raise awareness, teach valuable skills and share knowledge, and ultimately provide your staff with the confidence to support individuals with speech and language communication in your setting. The aims of these courses are also to spark your creativity when planning your lessons, in order to create an inclusive environment allowing pupils to reach their full learning potential as well as making the classroom and learning environment more inclusive for pupils with SLCN.

Our training and therapy programmes are designed to effectively target the following areas:

Universal 

Focus on establishing supportive communication environments at home and in school, thus providing consistency. 

Targeted

Create bespoke therapy sessions for individuals or groups, either as a single occurrence or ongoing input. We can also train parents and staff to deliver these programmes. 

Specialist

We actively promote quality-first teaching, and can conduct a full or part audit of your staff and school environment to help tailor our programmes to your needs. 

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, our training courses will be taking place online via Google Meet. All relevant support information for accessing the course will be sent out to attendees prior to the course.

We accept all major debit/credit cards via Stripe and Paypal. We have an invoice option for education-based settings, schools and organisations.  Please select the Pay by Invoice option via checkout and a member of staff will contact you and send the appropriate department the invoice to pay.

Once completed, and we receive your order we will process the payment and send you an invoice request, once the payment has been paid we will send you confirmation and details to access the course directly. Please note if you are booking on behalf of someone else or a colleague please ensure you include their email address and contact .

Yes of course, please add all the course attendee(s) full name and email address at the time of booking.

We will be in touch with a booking confirmation as soon as we process your email.

This will include full of your course booking and also a full invoice.

It should hopefully give you all the information that you need but if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to get in touch, we’re here to help.

Yes, we provide a certified ChatterBug Certificate once you have completed the course and provided feedback. 

If you have any special needs or requirements please let us know when you book your course so that we can confirm that we’ll be able to accommodate your needs before you book the course. Please also let the trainer know at the start of your training day.

Once you have completed the training survey, and the training course we will provide you access to the training recording, as well as any resources (if applicable). The recording will only be available for 2 weeks from the date this is sent. 

Yes, we offer post training support for our in-house training sessions. Please contact communications@chatter-bug.com with any questions you have.

We can deliver a bespoke training programme to your staff. We deliver our training courses face to face in your setting and are commissioned directly by schools, nurseries, and academies. We work alongside trusts and clusters of schools to deliver the training programmes that you require. If our scheduled courses do not fully meet your requirements, we are happy to develop bespoke courses to meet the needs of your workforce and setting of a time and date that work for you.

What are the next steps?

If you would like a bespoke training programme or would like to to discuss how bespoke training could work for your setting please contact our office on 0113 240 8510 or email us at office@chatter-bug.com

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Dates & Prices

08/12/2021 3:30 pm

Virtual Workshop via Google Meet

1.5 hrs

£45.00

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