17th September 2020

I CAN Talk Boost KS2 TARGETED Online Training: 26/11/2020 am & 08/12/2020 pm

Delivered as 2 half day online training sessions providing staff with skills to lead targeted intervention sessions aimed at 7-10 year old children with delayed language. Providing these groups in your setting will help to boost children’s language skills and to help narrow the gap between them and their peers. Cost: £500 for Talk Boost KS2 Intervention Pack (plus £10 delivery charge) plus £200 per pair* for tutor costs. *Delegates are encouraged to attend in Teacher/TA pairs Online TB KS2 Booking Form Autumn 2020 Click here for more!

17th September 2020

I CAN Talk Boost KS1 Online Training: 2nd December am & 10th December 2020 pm

Delivered as 2 half days online training sessions providing staff with skills to lead targeted intervention sessions aimed at 4-7 year old children with delayed language. Providing these groups in your setting will help to boost children’s language skills and to help narrow the gap between them and their peers. Cost: £500 (plus £10 delivery) for Talk Boost KS1 Intervention Pack plus £200 per pair *of staff for tutor costs.  *Delegates are encouraged to attend in Teacher/TA pairs Online booking form TB KS1 Autumn 2020 Click here for more!

13th May 2019

Teaching Vocabulary across the Day and Curriculum

Autumn dates yet to be confirmed. A whole day training course that promotes the vocabulary development of all children. Focused on whole class learning, the approach is of particular value for those who start at a disadvantage - including children with Special Educational Needs and those who speak English as an additional language. Develop knowledge and skills to identify students with communication difficulties along with strategies and ideas for resources This course is most suited to: Senior Leaders, SENCO’s, Inclusion Managers, Curriculum Co-ordinators, Class Teachers, Specialist Teachers and Educational Psychologists.  It will also suit TA’s attending with a SENCO or Teacher paired participant For further info

13th May 2019

Makaton Foundation Course: Autumn Term dates to be announced

  • This 2-day Foundation Workshop introduces Makaton and combines a practical approach with theory
  • You will learn just over 250 signs and symbols from the Core Vocabulary (covering stages 1-4 and the additional vocabulary)
  • Theory covers research into sign and symbol use, symbol design themes, the use and purpose of Makaton and an overview of alternative systems of communication
Delegates will receive a participant manual, Pocket Books including all the signs from the foundation course and a certificate of attendance. Lunch and all other refreshments will be provided  

3rd April 2019

I CAN Early Talk Boost: Autumn Term dates TBC

Early talk boost is an intervention developed by I CAN specialists and is helping children in the early years to boost their language skills and narrow the gap between them and their peers. The intervention is delivered 3 times per week during circle time by a trained early years practitioner to a group of up to 8 children over a 9 week intervention period. The intervention also includes a parents/carers workshop to help them to support communication development at home Cost: £300 per training pair (1 day course for teacher and EY worker) plus the cost of ICAN supplied materials at £480 per intervention pack (Minimum requirement 1 intervention pack per school)   For further information see.. https://icanchari

15th March 2019

Free Primary Talk Training for SenCo’s (Birmingham): Autumn Dates TBC

  Primary Talk is a one day training course providing staff with strategies to develop communication friendly environment.  Primary Talk is an evidence based training and development programme for staff working with children 4-11 years, including those with Speech, Language and Communication needs. There is no cost for this training but participants have the option to order the I CAN Primary Talk Talking Strategies Box.   For further information email:  freetraining@wmspeechtherapy.co.uk Click here for more!

19th February 2018

I CAN Early Talk UNIVERSAL

Aimed at the early year's workforce in partnership with parents to support the communication needs of children from birth to age 5. Early Talk 0–5 years provides a suite of four training modules that enable you to support all young children's communication skills through a range of strategies and techniques. Every element of Early Talk 0-5 years will contribute to your Level 3 Children and Young People's Workforce Diploma, or the Continued Professional Development Award in Speech, Language and Communication. Each training module takes one day to complete and comprises of:

  • Supporting Communication and Language
  • Enhancing Communication and Language
  • Working With Under 3's
  • Working With Parents
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