Fostering Excellence Masterclass: Unlocking Speech, Language and Communication - North Wales

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We would like to invite you to a free education masterclass on the theme of supporting children and young people with speech, language and communication impairments.

Developed for foster carers, designated teachers, social workers and other professionals within the education sector across Wales, this masterclass will give you the opportunity to develop a basic understanding of speech, language and communication impairments (SLCI), with practical tips and strategies to support pupils at home and in the classroom.

Tuesday, 31 January, 2017
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End time: 
Venue Cymru, The Promenade, Llandudno, LL30 1BB

Many children find it hard to use words and sentences, speak clearly, understand conversations and develop early communication skills. These speech, language and communication difficulties will have a direct effect on a child’s relationships, attachment and learning.

The masterclass will aim to:

• increase confidence of foster carers to engage with schools and develop meaningful relationships
• increase participants’ knowledge and understanding of Speech, Language and Communication (SLC) and how children develop these skills
• encourage participants to think about the way children and adults interact together, and how this can influence children's communication development
when there are difficulties
• offer practical strategies with a focus on signs and symptoms, possible behaviours and how to support children and young people.

A full programme will be released shortly.

Date and location

Tuesday 31 January at 9.40 – 12.35pm

Venue Cymru, The Promenade, Llandudno, LL30 1BB

Booking a place

Please contact / 02920 440940 providing your full name, professional role, telephone number and any dietary requirements. We expect these events to be busy, so please book as soon as possible! Bookings will close on Monday 23 January 2017.