The aim of this three-hour session is to provide practitioners with specific early years speech and language knowledge, which they can then, through a workshop, apply to their practice.
Photo: Sinead Kempley, Rainbow Collective Stay&Play event
The aim of the session is to provide practitioners with early years speech and language
which they can then, through a workshop, apply to creative ideas and
arts practice. This is the second training session, following on from
our successful ‘Understanding the Child: Early Years and Your Creative Practice’ in July 2014.
This training may suit early years practitioners or creative
practitioners wishing to apply speech and language knowledge to creative provision
for the under 5’s (more information on who this is for, see below).
The first part of the session will:
the stages of typical speech and language development and how language emerges
for children with and without communication difficulties
adult child interaction strategies based on the OWL (Observe Wait
you some practical ideas for how to use narrative in small groups of children
including those with additional needs (inspired by the
Speak Out programme)
9:15 – Coffee
9.25 – First part of session: an overview early years speech and language, key considerations and techniques (see below).
11.25 – Coffee break
– Second part of session: Facilitated workshops: in small groups we will discuss ideas
about leading creative provision drawing on the information from the
12:45 – Conclusion and final discussions
1pm – Close
Led by: Joanna Lewins, Speech and Language Therapist
About the trainer:
Jo Lewins is
a Speech and Language Therapist (SLT) who has worked with young children and
their families in Lewisham and Kent over 25 years. She has a particular interest in childrens
emotional and social well-being – and the effects that communication
difficulties can have on a family or other group dynamic.
worked in Family Centres, Sure Start Childrens Centres, nursery settings,
clinic, mainstream schools, and individual homes. As an SLT, Jo has
experience of organising study days and training for staff from other
disciplines across health and early education.
Venue: Kaleidoscope, 32 Rushey Green, Catford, London SE64JF
Price: We are able to offer a special price of £12.50 with thanks to the kind support of Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust.
Who is this for?
Anyone who works in or commissions early years provision in Lewisham:
- Practitioners/ educators
from schools, nurseries, playgroups, crèche, preschools, childrens centres,
toddlers groups and more
- Non arts community
settings/ VCS orgs
- Creative practitioners
working or wanting to work in early years
- Libraries and health