Supporting Children with Speech, Language and Communication

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Our Supporting Children with Speech Language and Communication course is suitable for parents, social workers and teachers. You will gain a detailed insight into the reasons why speech, language and communication are so important and how we use them and some of the difficulties children can experience/face.

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Course Description

This course includes the option to play audio at no extra cost!

All about this Supporting Children with Speech, Language and Communication Course

In our Supporting Children with Speech, Language and Communication course, you will be introduced to the importance of speech, language and communication, how we use them, the definitions of speech, language and communication and how they work together.

The course will cover why it is important to know the typical language milestones a child will reach and each language milestone for each stage in a child’s life from birth to 10 years old.

You will cover communication formulas and the factors needed to become a successful and skilful communicator and how to achieve these. You will explore the different types of communication, including verbal and non-verbal communication, written and visual communication, and listening.

You will also explore how the different age groups communicate and the ways in which practitioners can interact appropriately with them. You will cover the best ways to build children’s communication skills and how adults can support children and help extend their speech. You will look at the benefits of children having support from adults on their emotional development, behavioural development and social development.

You will explore the ways practitioners can communicate with children who have language and communication difficulties. You will look at the differences between language delay and language disorder as well as ways in which we can support children with speech, language and communication difficulties for each communication impairment.

You will then move onto looking at how speech, language and communication supports all seven areas of children’s development. You will also cover the Every Child a Talker (ECaT) project and how practitioners can use the strategies within it to support children’s language development. Finally, you will consider the importance of the learning environment in children’s development.

In order to complete the course, you must achieve 80% or more in the final multiple choice quiz.

You will earn 3 CPD points on completion of the course, this course will take around 3 hours to complete and the certificate will last for two years.

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  • Completed online with instant downloadable certificate
  • Fully printed certificate posted next day
  • Suitable for those working in education settings
  • Complete the online multiple choice assessment as many times as you need to pass

Units covered

  • Unit 1 – Introduction to speech, language and communication – In the first unit you will be introduced to the reasons why speech, language and communication are so important and how we use them. You will look at the definitions of speech, language and communication and how they work together as well as finally looking at some of the difficulties that children experience with regard to speech, language and communication and what causes these difficulties.
  • Unit 2 – Language milestones for children from birth to 10 years old – In this unit you will look at why it is important to know the typical language milestones a child will reach and each language milestone for each stage in a child’s life from birth to 10 years old. You will look at what happens during those milestones and their developments.
  • Unit 3 – The different communication types – In this unit you will explore the communication formulas and the different types of communication. You will finish the unit by looking at the factors needed to become a successful and skilful communicator and how to achieve these.
  • Unit 4 – How to communicate with different age groups – In this unit you will consider how the different age groups communicate and the way in which practitioners can interact appropriately with them. You will finish the unit by looking at the benefits of children having support from adults on their emotional development, behavioural development and social development.
  • Unit 5 – Communicating with children with a speech, language and communication impairment – In this unit you will explore the ways practitioners can communicate with children who have language and communication difficulties. You will consider the differences between language delay and language disorder. You will look at the difficulties for children who speak English as an additional language (EAL) and children learning English as a second language. Finally you will learn how you can support children with EAL and develop their language and communication skills.
  • Unit 6 – How speech, language and communication supports other areas of development – In the final unit you will explore how speech, language and communication support all seven areas of children’s development. You will finish the unit by looking at the Every Child a Talker (ECaT) project and how practitioners can use the strategies within it to support children’s language development as well as considering the importance of the learning environment in children’s development.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Learn more about this course and others that we offer. If you still have any questions, simply contact our course advisors on 0800 077 3063 or email hello@cpdonline.co.uk.

How long does the course take to complete?

This course takes a few hours to complete and you can do this without any restrictions. This means you can buy the course and start at any time. You can also begin your learning, stop and come back to the course to pick up where you left off.

Is this Supporting Children with Speech, Language and Communication course accredited?

Yes the course is fully accredited through the CPD Certification Service. They review all of our content to check for quality, depth and that the material is fully up-to-date. Each year our membership with the service is renewed and all courses are thoroughly checked prior to being accredited.

Will I get a certificate when I finish?

Yes, as soon as you finish this course you can immediately download a PDF version of your personalised certificate. We also then send a fully printed copy to you by first class post.

How long does the certificate last?

The certificate after finishing this course lasts for 2 years until expiry which is when we recommend completing the training again. Some industries may require an update to CPD more frequently than this and others may not but, as a standard rule, we recommend completing the Supporting Children with Speech, Language and Communication course every 2 years to ensure it is fresh in your mind and you understanding the latest regulations.

What are the benefits of completing this Supporting Children with Speech, Language and Communication course online?

By completing this course online you can study in your own time and at your own pace. Having the ability to complete the units at a time to suit you engages your learning much more and enables you to interact and soak up the information easier.

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This course has been checked and assured for quality and accuracy by RoSPA, the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents, to ensure it meets their exacting standards and is up-to-date. Formed over 100 years ago, RoSPA are committed to increasing safety measures and reducing accidents throughout numerous industries as well as campaigning for better standards in health and safety worldwide.

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Supporting Children with Speech Language and Communication
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