I CAN workshops and accreditations


 

I CAN

 



 

I CAN is a National Communication Charity which has developed a range of training and accreditation packages which Communicate delivers.

Select a training package below…



 

I CAN Early Talk 0-5 years

I CAN Early Talk Working 0-5 years – Supporting Communication and Language is a 5 hour training which we deliver over 2 x 2.5 hour workshop.

The training focuses on increasing participants’ knowledge of typical communication and language development, enhancing practitioners’ strategies and interaction styles to maximise their opportunities to develop every child’s skills in communication and language.

*This training is FREE for Blackpool Early Years Workforce, there is a charge of £15 for school staff and £35 for non-Blackpool workforce*

  • Monday 1st June 10:00am – 4:00pm @ Zoom (online)
  • Wednesday 3rd June & 24th June 5:45pm – 8:15pm @  Zoom (online)
  • Monday 8th June and 15th June 3:45pm – 6:15pm @ Zoom (online)
  • Saturday 20th June 10:00am – 4:00pm @ Zoom (online)
  • August 2020 – All Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday evenings available (other than 3rd & 10th), please request through booking form.

Please note (non-Blackpool settings): You must already have resources in setting to participate in this training, you can purchase the toolkit https://ican.org.uk/shop/early-talk-toolkit/ and participant booklets booklet https://ican.org.uk/shop/early-talk-boost-participant-book/ from I CAN directly by following the links

This course can be delivered in any early years setting (please contact us to book a training session for your setting).

I CAN Early Talk Boost

 

I CAN Early Talk Boost

Early Talk Boost is a targeted intervention aimed at 3-4 year old children with delayed language helping to boost their language skills to help narrow the gap between them and their peers. The programme aims to accelerate children’s progress in language and communication by an average of 6 months, after a nine week intervention.

Who is Early Talk Boost training for?

The training is for early years practitioners working with groups of 3-4 year olds in early years settings. Participants will develop the skills and knowledge to understand the rationale behind Early Talk Boost, identify appropriate children, measure their progress and deliver the intervention successfully.

How will children improve their language and communication skills?

Children who are selected to take part in the intervention will attend three sessions per week, each lasting 15-20 minutes delivered by an early years practitioner.
The sessions include activities that cover the foundation skills in speech, language and communication that children need for learning and understanding new words, as well as having conversations.

Workshops are delivered by I CAN licensed trainers

*This training is FREE for Blackpool Early Years Workforce, there is a charge of £15 for school staff and £35 for non-Blackpool workforce*

The next training dates are:

  • Monday 15th & Wednesday 17th June 1:00pm – 3:13pm @ Zoom (online)
  • Tuesday 23rd & Thursday 25th June 10:00am – 12:15pm @ Zoom (online)
  • Tuesday 7th & Tuesday 14th July 5:30pm – 7:45pm @ Zoom (online)
  • Thursday 9th & Monday 13th July 1:00pm – 3:15pm @ Zoom (online)
  • Click Book Now to request a different date or training at your setting for the whole team

MAXIMUM 4 PRACTITIONERS PER SETTING PER SESSION.

Please note: You must already have resources in setting to participate in this training, you can purchase resources from I CAN directly at https://ican.org.uk/shop/early-talk-boost-intervention-pack/ 

 

I CAN Talk Boost KS1

What is Talk Boost?

Talk Boost KS1 is a targeted intervention for 4-7 year old children with language that is delayed.  The programme is delivered in primary schools by classroom teachers and teaching assistants and provides a structured programme that boosts children’s progress in language and communication by an average of 9 – 18 months after a ten week intervention.

Learning goals: Participants will develop the skills and knowledge to understand the rationale behind Talk Boost KS1, identify appropriate children, measure their progress and deliver the intervention successfully.

Who: Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 teachers and teaching assistants (schools typically send at least 1 class teacher and the 1 TA who supports that class)

Venue: It is likely that this will be an online workshop using ‘Zoom’. A link will be sent to you after booking.

 

Workshops are delivered by I CAN licensed trainers

The next training dates are:

  • Session 1 – Wednesday 20th May 10am – 12:30pm, Session 2 – Friday 22nd May 10am – 12:30pm

Format of the training:

Session 1

9:15 registration/introduction to using Zoom as a platform for learning

9:30 start – Overview of speech, language and communication skills in relation to group intervention

10:30-11:00 break (full break offline)

11:00-12:00 – Identifying children for Talk Boost groups, and using the Talk boost Tracker to monitor progress

12:00-12:30 – Any questions (Trainer will stay online for individual questions)

 

Session 2

9:15 registration/recap of what was covered last session

9:30 start – How to carry out the Talk Boost sessions

10:30-11:00 break (full break offline)

11:00-12:00 – Parental involvement, Rating scales

12:00-12:30 – Any questions (Trainer will stay online for individual questions)

 

Cost: £80 per attendee or £160 per school (for 2 or 3 members of staff)

N.B. School who send staff on the training need to purchase the I CAN Talk Boost resources from I CAN https://ican.org.uk/training-licensing/i-can-programmes/talk-boost-ks1/