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Helen Adams - Makaton Tutor

Speech and Language Therapist




Speech and Language Training

I am able to develop training sessions for parents, carers or early years teaching staff based on various aspects of speech, language and communication development from birth upwards. 

In addition I can offer the following training course

ELKLAN Speech and Language Suport for 3 - 5s
(3 full days or 2 hours a week for 10 weeks followed by completion of an e-portfolio back in the workplace):

This is an accreditted course for practitioners working within: Health or Education Services, playgroups, Sure Start, day nurseries and other early years settings.   Over the course learners develop skills and knowledge to identify and support children with speech, language and communication difficulties through a combination of strategies and targeted activities.  Back in the workplace, delegates then have the opportunity to develop a portfolio of evidence of their learning which  can then be put forward for accreditation with an OfQual regulated Awarding Organisation.  9 credits at level 2 or 3 can be gained.

An evaluation from the department of  Human Communication Sciences at the Univeristy of Sheffield has been published which shows excellent evidence for the impact of ELKLAN training on children's speech and language development (for details of the findings see  )

For further information on ELKLAN workshops ;

If you would like to discuss your training needs please contact me.


Helen Adams - BSc MPhil MRCSLT - Speech and Language Therapist

Telephone: 0791 7541819           email: