By Helen Marriott on 08 Jun 2018
This year One Education has been fortunate to be involved in an EEF funded 20-week programme proven to help young children overcome language difficulties.
My role as a NELI area lead has been to provide training and support for TAs involved in the first trial of this Nuffield Early Language Intervention programme.
In January there were two days training looking at language development as well as how to deliver the programme in school.
This included how to provide a mixture of individual and group sessions targeting vocabulary, narrative skills, active listening and phonological awareness for children who could benefit from the programme.
After the training there have been a series of informative follow up webinars, a face to face session, as well as ongoing online support for participants via a dedicated Facebook group and email.
NEXT YEARS TRIAL
This year there have been 200 schools involved in the trial across the country and there is an opportunity to take part in an extension of the trial next year. Read our information leaflet for further details about the research project. Attend our question and answer session on Thursday 21st June (9am) at The Holiday Inn. These sessions will be led by Elklan and will give further information about the project.
Please see the link for videos of intervention sessions: https://www.elklan.co.uk/neli/about-neli.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR Helen has spent the last 20 years working with children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities in a range of settings and roles, and is now working as a Specialist Inclusion Teacher and Speech and Language Therapist at One Education.