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The Communicating Child (cf)

Bradley Stoke Community School (Primary Phase), Fiddlers Wood Lane
Event Tutors
Sinead McBride / Claire Perry / PAULA YOUNG
Admin Contact
Target Audience
target audience
Event Types
Course (Evening)
Course categories
Children and Young People
Children and Young People subcategories
Early Years
Event description
This course is for childminders who would like to improve their knowledge of the differing ways children can communicate and understand the complexities of children’s communication and language.

This course will explore how communication develops from birth with an opportunity to discuss non-verbal ways in which children learn to communicate including through behaviour.

We will define different types of communicators and ways in which we can support children to acquire and develop language skills.

Through consideration and reflection of the barriers to communication we will look at reluctant communicators and meaningful ways in which we can help.

“Language helps us to think and adults have a crucial role to play in supporting language learning by understanding how communication and language develops and monitoring each child’s progress in understanding, listening and attention, speaking. Most importantly, they need to be good listeners, picking up on each child’s interest and extending children’s language and thinking by modelling relevant and correct language just beyond the child’s current stage of development.”
Julian Grenier and Helen Moylett Touch Base
Learning outcomes
To understand communication development from birth to three.

To describe and define different types of communicator.

To develop a deeper understanding of potential barriers to children’s progress with communication and language development.
Start Date
Thursday 11 July 2019
End Date
Thursday 11 July 2019
Closing Date
Wednesday 10 July 2019
19:00 - 21:00
Maximum Places
Number of Sessions
Certificate expiry
Pass/Fail event