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SEND Training - Specific Areas of Need

Page last updated: 19/01/2022

​​​​​​​​​​​The LA offers a host of training and programmes targeting specific areas of need, development, or specific groups of pupils. Take a look at what's available below:

Autism and Social Communication

Autism Education Trust (AET)

Supported by the Department for Education, the AET promotes and supports partnerships throughout the education system to improve educational access, experience and outcomes for children and young people with autism. Underpinned by current research into good education practice, the AET programme is structured around the three education phases – early years, school and post 16. 

To find out more information about AET training, please click on the appropriate link below for the phase of education you are interested in:

  • Early Years
  • Schools​ 
  • Sixth forms, colleges and Year 11 - the post-16 training modules are currently being developed, information will be added here once the training offer has been finalised.  
 

Working With Children and Young People with Autism in Schools (Advanced Autism Course)

This course develops theoretical understanding, practical skills and knowledge of interventions and strategies, in order to support attendees to effectively include and understand pupils with autism. It runs weekly for 11 weeks.​ Find out more here​.

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Speech, Language and Communication

The LA offers three programmes relating to speech, language and communication:

ELKLAN

Elkan writes and delivers accredited courses for education and other staff working with those with speech, language and communication needs and for parents, and trains a network of licenced tutors to deliver Elkan courses locally. All their courses are evidence informed and teach strategies listed on the What Works database.

The Elkan courses are specific to different age groups and populations. Click on the links below:

Talk Boost

Talk Boost is a targeted and evidenced based intervention, which supports language delayed children to make significant progress with their language and communication skills. 

The Talk Boost intervention is tailored to different key stages, please see below:

Level 4 Award in Supporting Children and Young People with SLCN

This accredited course is designed to build knowledge and confidence and develop a range of practical skills to fulfil a school-based support role for children and young people with speech, language and communication needs. Further information can be found here​. 

Cognition and Learning

Social, Emotional and Mental Health

Level 4 Award in Supporting Children and Young People with SEMH

This accredited course is designed to build knowledge and confidence and develop a range of practical skills to fulfil a school-based support role for children and young people with social, emotional and mental health needs. Further information can be found on the Eastern Partnership website
 

Physical and Hearing / Vision / Multi-Sensory Impairment