CATHS Early Language Users: A workshop for staff and parents

Communication skills develop in everyday situations throughout the day at home and school. This is a workshop for staff and parents working with children in both Early Years and School Age. Communication At the Heart of the School/Setting (CATHS) is a complete approach to promoting communication skill development in children. It aims to support parents/carers and school/setting staff to embed communication and interaction skills at home and in school/setting, and to create communication friendly environments for children. We encourage the staff member to attend the same workshop as the parent/carer of the child they are supporting where possible, though this is not essential.

By attending this workshop, we hope you will:

  • Understand the importance of implementing a whole school approach in supporting communication needs
  • Have a better understanding of the CATHS approach
  • Learn about the techniques and strategies that you can use and embed into the daily life of the child to support their speech, language, and communication needs

Entry Criteria:

Your child or the child you support:

  1. Is able to follow instructions using objects of reference and/or key words
  2. Is starting to be more specific with their communication
  3. Is using a combination of methods such as reaching, gesturing, vocalising, leading adults and may be using some single words/signs
  4. Relies on adults interpreting most of their communicative behaviours

How to Book:

Places are limited to 25 participants per workshop and a maximum of 3 adults per child may attend together.

Please note: this course is by invitation only as recommended by a Speech and Language Therapist

As of 01.09.22 a penalty fee may be incurred for non-attendance.

Date Time Location
Tuesday 15th November 13.00 – 15.00 via Microsoft Teams

 

To book a place please complete the booking form here.

Please note bookings for all courses will close 2 working days before the date of the training.