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This is an online course which gives a good overview of how to support childrens speech and language needs, including EAL and identifying emerging speech, language and communication needs. It says it takes about half a day but I did it in less...but may depend on the level of prior knowledge.

The Communication Trust has a section for EYFS too https://www.thecommunicationtrust.org.uk/early-years/ including information about children's communication development and how to identify and support children with speech, language and communication needs.

Their new microsite is also linked to EYFS and ensuring children get the SLC support they deserve http://www.thecommunicationtrust.org.uk/projects/early-years-commitment/ "The Early Years Commitment is a simple approach. It starts from wherever you are now and gives you the small steps you need to help you move forward in making communication a real part of your setting's policy and practice, in the way that works best for your setting, your children and their families. "



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4 hours ago, Joanne_Betts said:

Thanks Catma. Interesting course completed today, reinforcing and adding to what I already know and can feed back to other members of staff. 

Couldnt download my certificate though :(

So pleased you found it useful! I printed the certificate and will write my own name in!!!

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Thank you Catma. I am drowning under the number of S&L needs in my school at the moment. There’s no solution for ‘not enough hours in the day’ to do the specific support work they need but any little extra training and information is a bonus.

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