Training for schools

Are you a teacher seeking practical advice to help you support children with specific difficulties? Find out more about the training our professional therapists can offer.

What do we offer?

In-house training

Do you want to know more about speech and language therapy, occupational therapy and/or physical therapy? Or how therapy can help support children within your school?

Steps Therapy Centre runs tailored training and workshops for schools providing:

  • Informative and practical advice for teachers on what schools should be concerned about.
  • What signs to look out for in the classroom.
  • How school staff can support specific difficulties within the school environment.

Contact Hayley at therapy@stepswiththeera.com to discuss your training needs.

Elklan

Elklan – known as the speech and language trainers – provide accredited courses for all education staff working with children with speech, language and communication needs. Elklan courses are externally quality assured and accredited by an OfQual regulated national Awarding Organisation.

Our Speech and Language Therapist is the only certified Elklan Tutor in Bangkok and delivers accredited training courses to give education staff the skills, confidence and fundamental strategies to support children with a wide range of speech, language and communication difficulties.

Training for teachers

Spaces on the following courses are now available (click on the PDFs for course dates and content):

The course for 3 – 5 year olds (PDF, opens in new tab) is not currently running, but dates will be announced soon. Please email us if you’re interested in attending and we will keep you updated.

Training for teaching assistants

The Let’s Talk training courses are for educational support staff (e.g. teaching assistants and 1:1’s). They provide key skills and knowledge on how to develop children’s language and communication within the classroom. The courses explore why some children find it difficult to talk or to understand what is being said to them, and offer practical ideas to help children learn to listen, understand and speak. All learners attending the course will receive a Level 1 qualification certificate that is accredited by an externally quality assured and OfQual regulated national Awarding Organisation.
 

We are currently accepting expressions of interest for the Let’s Talk 5 to11 year olds course (PDF) scheduled for September 2019. Please email us if you are interested in reserving a place for this course.

Explore the full range of courses at www.elklan.co.uk.

“I would highly recommend this course. The sessions are organized, interesting and well-paced and the course tutor is very knowledgeable in her field. I have come away with many resources and new skills that I have been able to successfully use with my students to enhance their learning.”  – Literacy Support Teacher, ELC International

Key Word signing workshops

Key Word Sign (KWS – also known as Makaton) is a unique way of using signs to help people communicate. It is designed to support spoken language and the signs are used with speech, in spoken word order. Using KWS provides extra clues about what someone is saying and can help people who have no speech or whose speech is unclear. KWS can ease frustration for those who have difficulty with verbal communication, enabling individuals to connect with other people and the world around them. It can also benefit reluctant talkers, those who are learning English as a second language, and promotes communication in a fun and active way.

Steps Therapy Centre offers the following workshops:

  • Introduction to Key Word Signing 
  • Beginners Workshop
  • Advanced Workshop
  • Storytelling Workshop
  • Singing with Signs workshop

Contact Hayley at therapy@stepswiththeera.com to discuss your training needs.

Find out more

Read more about us

Alongside our therapy centre we run a vocational training centre for people with disabilities and a busy cafe for our trainees to gain skills. Read more about who we are and what we do.

Steps Therapy Centre

Steps Therapy Centre offers a range of support services for children aged three years plus. Our team of therapists is here to help support your child in all areas of their development.