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Speech & Language

Elklan (Speech and Language)

Elklan was established in 1999 by two experienced speech and language therapists Liz Elks and Henrietta McLachlan in response to a demand for training to be delivered by speech and language therapists to education staff to enable them to be more effective in their support of children with speech, language and communication needs (SLCN). 

In our Elklan groups we will use the therapy plans produced by a speech and Language therapist. Each child will have a set of targets which will include group work targets. Miss Roberts, SENDCo Assistant will use these targets to plan the group sessions. Sessions can include:

  • memory and attention skills
  • speech sounds
  • responding to 2-3 step instructions
  • abstract language
  • expressive language
  • developing vocabulary
  • social communication and social interaction skills

Elklan can also help children who have not been referred or who are waiting to see a Speech and Language therapist.

The children who attend the groups have benefited from the group environment and have increased in confidence in using their spoken language.