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Seminar: Teacher Talk™ – Training A - Encouraging Language Development in Early Childhood

A Hanen training series based on Learning Language and Loving It – The Hanen Programme for early childhood educators/teachers

The Teacher Talk series is a well-researched programme for early childhood educators working with children from birth through kindergarten (0-6years). Each training module offers information and strategies that will help participants provide a rich and inclusive learning environment for young children in classroom and early childhood settings. The training is based on principles of adult learning – that is through interaction, discussion, small group activities and the use of video and other interactive methods.

Play and daily routines provide opportunities to create enriched, interactive language learning environments that include all children. This training will discuss how to foster language development through daily interactions.

Dates:22 Nov 2017 (Wed)
Time:9.00am - 5.00pm
Venue:The Landmark @ Village Hotel Bugis.
390 Victoria Street,
#05-01
Singapore 188061
Speaker: Manoj Pathnapuram

Manoj Pathnapuram is a speech-language therapist and a practitioner-trainer who has worn many hats in his career spanning more than two decades in the field of early intervention and special education. A speech language pathologist and audiologist by training, Manoj’s therapy interests saw him specialize in the holistic approach to assessment and intervention of children with special needs by working in multidisciplinary teams. Manoj’s training methods are aimed at helping learners understand the inter-connectedness in developmental domains and their contribution to behavior, communication and learning. His training workshops for parents and professionals bring to focus the different learning styles of adults and children and approach learning from a sensory, emotional and cognitive perspective. Manoj has had extensive post-graduate certification in the Neurodevelopment Treatment (NDT) approach, Treatment & Education of Autistic Children & other Communication Handicaps (TEACCH), Orton Gillingham Approach for children with Dyslexia and Hanen programmes for educators and parents (Learning Language & Loving It, More Than Words, It Takes Two To Talk). He is also a certified administrator of the MBTI suite of instruments and Extended DISC for personal and team development. Manoj has successfully led numerous Hanen programmes for parents and educators of children with Autism and speech-language delays.

Course Outline

Training A lays the foundation for the Teacher Talk series. It is a pre-requisite for Training B and Training C.

This one day training addresses how educators can use everyday conversations, play and daily routines to promote children’s communication and social development. In addition, the training addresses how educators can meet the needs of all children, including those with language delays and those who are second language learners. The design of the training itself is based on principles of adult learning which is interactive.

Course Objectives

Participants will learn how to:

  1. Identify children’s conversational styles and the roles teacher play in interactions, as well as understand how these affect a child’s ability and willingness to communicate.
  2. Implement six steps to following the child’s lead – Observe, Wait and Listen, Be Face to Face, Imitate, Interpret, Comment and Join in and Play.
  3. Help children become better conversation partners by using appropriate questions, comments and other turn-taking cues.
  4. Use five important steps to ensure that no child gets left out of the interaction during group activities.
  5. Develop a practical action plan which they can implement with a child who has a communication delay or who is challenging to interact with.
Who Can Benefit?

Early childhood educators who want to use everyday conversations, play and daily routines to promote children’s communication and social development. In addition, educators who want to meet he needs of all children, including those with language delays and those who are second language learners.

Course Fees & Closing Dates

PACKAGE OFFER (Any 2 Teachers’ Talk seminars)

Early bird: S$530/pax and Normal: S$600/pax

Registration Type Closing Date Fees (S$)
15 Jul 2017 290
Normal Till Full 320