Communication for All: An Introduction to Using Signs and Symbols in Early Years Settings
Course title: Communication for All: An Introduction to Using Signs and Symbols in Early Years Settings
Course reference: 9CLL
Course Tutors: Speech and language therapists (NCFP)
Target audience: This course is for the entire early years workforce. It is encouraged that all early years workers who work face to face with children and families attend this training course.
About this course
Nationally it is well known that signs and symbols can be used to support children’s development. They are particularly effective when used in the Early Years to support behaviour, emergent literacy, attention and speaking and listening skills and their use is advocated within the Early Years Foundation Stage.
Nottinghamshire has an inclusive signs and symbols philosophy and supports the use of signs and symbols for ALL children and promotes the use of a consistent approach to the signs and symbols used with all children in Nottinghamshire.
This very practical and fun course:
- teaches participants a small number of useful everyday signs that they can use daily in their setting
- introduces participants to the use of communication in print symbols software
- supports practitioners to understand how to use signs and symbols with all children in their setting, following the county advice.
In addition participants are encouraged to think about physical environments and how these impact on children’s communication skills. A brief over view of communication friendly environments is discussed. Consideration is also given to how to audit your environment and set actions to raise the standards of practice.
By the end of the course practitioners will:
- Understand the philosophy behind using signs and symbols to support communication for all children
- Support practitioners to consider and develop communication enhancing environments
- Teach participants a small number of useful everyday signs that they can use daily in their setting
- Briefly introduce the use of Communicate in Print symbols software
- Support practitioners how to implement a systematic approach to using signs and symbols with all children in their setting.
Participants must attend both sessions.
|Date||Time||No. of Sessions||Venue||How to book|
|14 January 2020 and 28 January 2020||9am to 12pm||2||Edwinstowe House, High Street, Edwinstowe, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, NG21 9PR||Book online using Eventbrite|
|4 June 2020 and 18 June 2020||9am to 12pm||2||County Hall, West Bridgford, Nottingham, NG27QP||Book online using Eventbrite|
The following costs will apply to this training course:
- NCC/CITY EY provider: £60
- NCC/City school: £120
- Non-Nottinghamshire Provider: £120
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