A wide range of tailor made courses, comprising either short sessions making up a half day session, or a half or full day can be arranged based around a number of topics.
Some topics include:
- Hearing Impairment
- Cerebral Palsy
- Assessment in all areas of language including Conversational skills, Semantics, Grammar and Phonology
- Phonetic transcription and phonological assessment
ChargesCosts are based on providing individualised and tailor made courses to suit your needs. They are usually a half day or full day and may also take the form of a series of sessions/ workshops.
- Full day £650
- Half day £350
- Twilight £295
- Travel charged at 50p per mile plus subsistence expenses
Children with Cochlear Implants
A specific set of training packages for professionals working within Cochlear Implant Programmes and others working in the field with deaf children with Cochlear Implants:
- Working with children and young people who have received a sequential Cochlear Implant
- Early intervention with the very young implanted child
- Working with children who have additional needs (in particular children with cerebral palsy, dyspraxia and autism)
- Working with children who have a cochlear implant (this course is designed for speech and language therapists/ rehabilitationists who are working in the field of deafness and who have little experience of cochlear implants)
What people say
"Good sized group, plus Ruth's presenting style, experience, expertise and approachability all very conducive to learning!"
"Thanks Ruth, a really great first three days- I already feel so much more confident in my own levels of knowledge and experience"
- Teaching Assistants,
- Special Educational Needs Co-ordinators,
- Nursery Nurses,
- Playgroup organisers,
- Speech and Language Therapists,
Maximising the hearing impaired child's
potential within the classroom
Ruth, a specialist therapist in the field of deafness, will guide you through the effects of hearing impairment on the developing child and provide some practical tips and guidance in how to maximize their learning and communication potential.
Understanding the effects of deafness
on young children
This seminar will aim to explain the types of hearing impairment and their effects on the child's speech and language development. Ruth, will provide you with insight into the children's difficulties and help you understand why they are the way they are and how you can help them.
Grammatical analysis made accessible
You may often find yourselves in a position having to analyse the grammar used by children who have language learning difficulties. Even if you know how to perform standardised assessments such as the STASS, you still need a have a clear understanding of grammar and how to analyse it. This seminar will provide a clear overview into how to analyse the grammar samples you obtain from children and some techniques to develop the children's skills.
Delivering speech and language therapy
programmes in the classroom
Are you often asked to carry out the SLT programme in the classroom and are not certain how to incorporate their aims into the already over-filled curriculum? This session will provide you with practical ideas as to how to incorporate the SLT aims into your everyday teaching, offering the child opportunities to learn, practice and develop their relevant skills.
Working with children with additional difficulties
This half day session will explore the differential diagnosis for children with hearing impairment and additional needs. Methods of assessment and intervention will be explored.