Reach North West 5 week Communication Course Age 2-7 Years

Reach North West is committed to empowering parents and equipping them with the skills and knowledge to enable their children to flourish.

Is your child struggling with speech and communication but doesn’t seem to be making sufficient progress?

Here at ‘Reach North West’ our skilled professionals teach the way your child learns

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Introducing our 5 week course 'Let's Talk'

It's imperative that those adults teaching understand your child and understand what motivates and engages your little superstar - our course is overseen by a BCBA and qualified Speech and language therapist.
Communication is one of the most fundamental skills in life, a skill that many children living with Autism or other developmental delays may need a little more help. All children should have the opportunity to learn, early intervention is key, communication can give your child a voice and can reduce behaviours that may challenge!

A fabulous opportunity!

This course will provide practical training on how to increase talking and for children who are unable to make vocal requests at present provide Augmentative and Alternative communication systems (AAC) as an alternative way to communicate, whilst also allowing the child to continue to work towards vocal speech. The course is practical and hands on, with a huge emphasis on having fun with our wonderful children whilst developing this vital life skill.

Course Outline

This 5-week course will be delivered by professionals including a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA), a Speech and Language Therapist (SaLT), as well as experienced ABA therapists and volunteers. Each parent will attend the workshop with their child on a Saturday for two hours for 5 weeks.

The course dates are:

November course is full and has started -  next course to be confirmed.

Each week the professional team will support you and your child by guiding you and modelling how to put the skills into practice. Written and video feedback will be used to enable you to take the skills home and use in every environment and maybe even teach the wider family & education setting how to support your little one.

The course Week 1 - 5: Hands on - the fun bit! Time to put the theory into practice and enjoy the course – ‘Let’s Talk’

Each week the professional team will support you and your child by guiding you and modelling how to put the skills into practice. Written and video feedback will be used to enable you to take the skills home and use in every environment and maybe even teach the wider family & education setting how to support your little one.

Requesting communication systems taught during the workshop:

  • PECS (picture exchange communication system– phases 1-3 (single words)
  • Makaton Sign – (single words)
  • Echoics (copying sounds/words) – (single words or approximations)
  • Words - Manding

(the above is based on each child’s pre-requisite skills and which system best suits your child)

The course is designed for children 2-7 years and best suits the below criteria:

  • Child has no alternative communication system currently in place at all
  • Child has a communication system (e.g. PECS) but has just recently been introduced
  • Pre-verbal or limited vocal repertoire
  • Between the ages of 2-7

To apply for this course please click here for the  Application Form

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