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Fundamentals of working with children and young people who have Social, Emotional and Mental Health Needs (SEMH) and Speech, Language and Communication Needs (SLCN) - Online

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Fundamentals of working with children and young people who have Social, Emotional and Mental Health Needs (SEMH) and Speech, Language and Communication Needs (SLCN) - Online

What is this course?

A day for Speech and Language Therapists and other professionals working with children and young people who have both SEMH and SLCN. The aim of the course is to ensure practitioners have a clear understanding of the issues and their implications in order to deliver effective, evidence-based practice. Whether you’re new to this field or not, it’s always important to think about the fundamentals. Also, there are always new ideas and research to consider and possibly embed into practice.

Developing a clear understanding of the implications of SEMH plus SLCN is relevant to every speech and language therapist working with children and young people. Having an understanding of how to help children and young people develop skills to manage their emotions, and improve social problem solving is of universal relevance.

The aim of the course is to ensure practitioners have a clear understanding of the issues and their implications in order to deliver effective, evidence-based practice. Whether you’re new to this field or not, it’s always important to think about the fundamentals

This course was previously called “Introduction to working with children and young people who have Social, Emotional and Mental Health Needs (SEMH) and Speech, Language and Communication Needs (SLCN)” See the reason for the name change here

Interested to find out more about this subject? Why not read Melanie’s thought-provoking and informative blog here.

We are frequently asked about how this course and the Understanding and supporting attachment difficulties and complex trauma. How they can affect children and young people’s development, including their communication skills Masterclass (also presented by Melanie Cross) fit together. The courses are entirely different, but do complement each other extremely well. They can be considered parallel training courses, meaning that it is not important to attend the courses in any set order.

In acknowledgement of the benefit of attending both courses, we offer a discount to those booking onto this course if the Attachment course has already been attended, or if you are a new applicant considering attending both, a discount can be offered.

Start date Friday 15 January 2021

Time 9:30am - 4:30pm

Location Online

Fee £99.00-£120.00

Discounts available

Student and SaLT returners to work £50

Course presenter: Melanie Cross

Consultant Speech and Language Therapist

Melanie Cross is a Consultant Speech and Language Therapist who works with children and young people who have SLCN and SEMH and Looked After Children. She is a co-author of Language for Behaviour and Emotions ( in press) and she is a Video Interaction Guider and Supervisor.

Why attend this course?

  • You want to understand why children and young people have social, emotional and mental health needs
  • You want to be clear about the research findings around links between SEMH and SLCN
  • You want a course which will give you immediately applicable strategies for use in your work
  • You want to be able to disseminate your learning to colleagues once you have attended the course

Who is this course for?

This training is a superb introduction to this important and far-reaching topic, and is highly suitable for:

  • Speech and language therapists
  • Outreach, advisory and specialist teachers
  • Classroom teachers and support team members

Course topics

  • Understanding why children and young people have SEMH
  • What the research says about why they might also have SLCN
  • the implications of SLCN and SLCN for future development
  • The SLT and advisory practitioner role; considering the evidence base, and the role of others
  • Assessing CYP with SEMH
  • ‘Universal’ approaches to supporting children and young people including
    • A preventative role
    • Developing positive interactions
    • Helping to develop emotional skills
    • Communication skills for improved social interactions
  • Opportunities to reflect on current practice and how to develop services

What people are saying about this course

“This was a terrific course. I was a little anxious as not done this online before but it was very beneficial.  It will take some time to assimilate all the information and embed it in practice. Its not about doing something different, its about adapting everything with a trauma-informed/ trauma-sensitive head-on.”

“Definitely 10/10. I really enjoyed this. it was enjoyable. I learnt lots of new stuff! and could apply what I already knew and make sense of the whole thing to some extent.”

“The quality of presenter, materials and training was brilliant. The logistics and helpfulness of course beetle staff was fantastic, always speedy responses to emails and considering that was the first course ran online I feel it went very well.”

“Melanie was extremely knowledgable, flexible and easy to listen to.”

“I would give 10/10. Really enjoyed the way the day was structured, content was just what I had hoped for and I enjoyed the opportunity to go into little ‘rooms’ for small group discussion.”

Booking

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