Training Courses

N.E.W.Options offer a range of practical and engaging training packages to help support and promote Speech Language Communication Needs (SLCN) and its delivery with the setting;

  • Working in partnership: An introduction to Speech and Language Therapy (SaLT) Ideal for teachers and teaching assistants.

Aims: To raise awareness of the role of Speech & Language Therapy; To be able to differentiate between speech & language; To give practical strategies to implement where appropriate.                                                                  

  • Integrating SaLT within your school – Ideal for Early Years staff.

Aims: To raise awareness of the prevalence of Speech & Language Therapy within routines and activities in the setting; To be able to differentiate between speech, language and communication; To give some practical, everyday strategies to implement and support therapy input.

  • The Foundations of phonics – Ideal for Early Years and KS1 staff.

Aims: To raise awareness of the developmental acquisition of English phonemes; To develop knowledge of the physical production of phonemes; To give practical strategies to encourage the correct production of phonemes in isolation.

  • Getting Involved – supporting students with speech programmes Ideal for teaching assistants.

Aims: To be able to differentiate between speech & language; To raise awareness of the developmental acquisition of English phonemes; To develop the participants’ auditory discrimination skills; To increase the accuracy and efficiency of outcome recording; To provide practical therapy support ideas and strategies.

  • Getting Involved – supporting students with language programmesIdeal for teaching assistants.

Aims: To be able to differentiate between speech & language; To raise awareness of the developmental acquisition of English vocabulary and grammar; To increase the accuracy and efficiency of outcome recording; To provide practical therapy support ideas and strategies. 

  • Getting Involved – An overview to dysfluency (stammering) in your setting– Ideal for all staff

Aims:  To raise awareness of stammering in the setting; Theoretical background and general information; Factors that can increase and decrease stammering; To give some practical strategies to implement in the classroom where appropriate.

  • Communication Screening Tool – Ideal for Early Years staff.

Aims: To provide an overview of the theoretical underpinning of the Screening Tool; To support selected staff be able to use the screen in an efficient and effective manner, (including restrictions and license details); To provide an element of consistency between referrers; To rapidly assesses receptive/expressive language skills as well as speech skills; To identify appropriate children to refer to N.E.W.Options, (In turn reducing inappropriate referrals, resulting in improving financial budgets and treatment times); To give some practical strategies to implement where appropriate.

  • Sound Awareness Programme – Level 1(SAP1) – Ideal for Early Years/ KS1 staff who intend to lead the Sound Awareness programme.

Aims: To provide an overview of the sound awareness programme; To support staff in delivering  sessions; To familiarise selected staff with the SAP resources, forms and recording methods; To give some practical strategies to implement where appropriate.