Training and learning
Afasic Cymru run a varied programme of training and conferences for parents and professionals.
Afasic Cymru raises awareness and understanding of speech, language and communication needs to support positive outcomes for children, young people and their families.
Training is an important part of this. We run a varied programme of training for parents and professionals featuring top speakers and contributors.
Speech, language and communication needs (SLCN) may not be obvious and can be difficult to spot!
What you may see is someone struggling with:
- interacting with others and making friends
A child or young person’s speech, language and communication needs may affect their ability to regulate their emotions and behaviour. Children with SLCN may not be able to access supportive interventions that rely on talking.
Afasic Cymru offers:
National conferences for parents and professionals featuring top presenters and contributors.
Local training events for parents and a range of professionals devised and delivered by experienced and suitably qualified trainers.
Training to meet your needs
Training can be tailored in response to parental or professional needs. Contact Jeannette Carr to discuss your requirements.
Training can help you to:
- identify and understand a speech, language and communication need, and;
- find out about practical tips and strategies to better support children and young people with these needs.
If you are a parent of a child or young person with SLCN, training can help you to understand those needs and support your child more effectively. Our training events offer opportunities for parents to talk, share strategies and network.
If you are a professional working in Health, Education, Social Care, Youth Justice or the Third Sector, it is highly likely that you have already worked with a child or young person with SLCN!
10% of all children have SLCN. This rises to approximately 50% in areas of deprivation. Approximately 60% of young people in the youth justice system have SLCN. Whatever your professional background, training will help you to tailor your assessments, support and interventions appropriately for these children and young people.