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1. British Sign Language: Basic Understanding Of BSL

As well as understanding the practical aspects of vocabulary and grammar, this course also gives students a more thorough knowledge with additional topics covered, such as the origins of British Sign Language, how it is used (not solely as a form of communication the hearing and speech impaired), and the grammatical structure of the British Sign Language, called the Topic Comment Structure and how it differs from its spoken counterpart.

Students will learn visual demonstrations of the signs discussed, the course is accompanied by video tutorials, which you will gain access to upon enrolling on the course. The following topics are taught in the videos:

Letters and Numbers
Personality and Feelings
Basics, objects and places
Food and Drink
Date, Time and Weather
Occupations

2. Speech Therapy: Learn Practices That Assists People With Speech And Language Disorders

Speech Therapy is a practice that assists people with speech and language disorders or who have trouble swallowing. This course takes you through the role of a speech therapist, the anatomical structures and physiological functions of speech and hearing, phonetics, language development and speech disorders, the structure of language, and career paths in this field.

The Speech Therapy Course introduces the subject by outlining the basics. It provides an overview of speech disorders and the therapeutic practices used to treat them. You’ll learn about the role of a speech therapist and the conditions and areas of communication that they focus on. You will be provided with in-depth listing of pathological terms that are used amongst speech and language professionals.

To understand speech you need a good level of knowledge about the anatomical structures and physiological functions of the speech organs. This course will talk you through these and the respiratory, laryngeal, and articulatory systems, which all have a bearing on speech.

Similarly, you will learn about audiology. The course talks you through the structures and functions belonging to the auditory system and explains the physiology of hearing. There are numerous tests and screening protocols in the UK used to screen and assess children with suspected hearing disorders. You will learn about these and the signs that could indicate hearing loss, which would require an audiology assessment referral.

How we develop speech and the different stages we go through to learn and process language is a fascinating topic. You will discover the various stages that exist within linguistic advancement in monolingual and bilingual children.

Equally as interesting is Phonetics (the study of human speech sounds). The Speech Therapy Course breaks the topic down into its three branches and explains each fully:

  • Articulatory Phonetics: The study of the way in which speech sounds are produced
  • Acoustic Phonetics: Analyses the physical properties of speech
  • Auditory Phonetics: Illustrates the ways in which sound is perceived

Speech Perception, which deals with one’s comprehension of what is being said, is also covered.

The course considers the structure of language, described through morphology, syntax and semantics. In addition to looking at each of these areas you’ll see how children apply the rules that determine speech and language, the common errors they may make and the errors that are symptomatic of speech and communication disorders.

The Speech Therapy Course provides a deep exploration into various conditions that can affect the development of speech and language and how this manifests itself in each case. The conditions covered include neurological disorders, brain injury, drug abuse, intellectual disabilities, vocal abuse, autism and apraxia, plus physical impairments. The course also explains how the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) uses pictorials as a form of treatment of autistic children experiencing speech impairment issues.

For those considering a career as a speech therapist, the course provides information on, and examples of, the various positions and working environments that speech and language therapists may practice in. In each example, duties and responsibilities that occur within these departments are described.

3. Speed Reading: Learn Speed Reading Techniques And Practices

The Speed Reading Course provides instruction in speed reading techniques, with a full range of approaches to improving reading speed and increasing comprehension.

The result of learning these techniques is that students will be able to gain extra focus and control, which will aid in academia, professional life, business, and personal development.

Each module of the course is set up to align students with clearly set, real-world goals, achieved by working through and regularly practising techniques. These start early on in the course and continue through, enabling constant practice. To ensure students gain understanding and get results, the course includes worksheets and practice exercises, and key concepts are illustrated with examples throughout.

An introduction to speed reading, providing definitions and stating its significance in various aspects of life, as well as giving a brief history of the subject, with information on its advocates, researchers, and place in contemporary life.

Additionally, you will learn advantages gained by learning speed reading and applications for these skills. We will look at the trade-off between speed and comprehension, and how to decide which is the most important at which times.

The learning curve of the Speed Reading Course will be different for each individual. Looking at key factors influencing the learning curve of this course, but that no matter the initial starting level, with a reasonable amount of time designated and consistent effort, almost anyone can become a speed reader. We help you understand your own goals for the course.

You will understand the sequential progression providing the blueprint for cultivating a full understanding of speed reading. Students will learn how to preview texts for a quick overview of the main points. The importance of pre-viewing texts and how to get the maximum value from this skill before reading the entire text.

Students will learn through timing their reading, with and without using the techniques learned, and checking gains in speed, whilst retaining comprehension. Also, highlighted is how to adapt to various texts, knowing when to slow down to gain comprehension with complex texts or speed up to get through other texts quicker.

‘Skimming’ is explained, it includes how to use annotation to make it quicker to skim text again and using repetition to make gains. The course takes this concept further, teaching how to improve comprehension further, and culminates in 3 practice passages, to work through, using the methods taught.

4. Baby Sign Language: Learn Just What Baby Sign Language Is 

You’ll learn just what baby sign language is and how easily it can be used to establish communication between you and your child well before they start to speak. The history of baby language and the reasons it has come into popular usage are discussed. The course allays common misconceptions about teaching a child baby sign language and even outlines the benefits to both baby and you.

The great thing about this communication tool is that there is no right or wrong time to start, no ‘being behind’ or ‘too late’ (unless they’re already using speech to communicate), and you can start to establish baby signing from as early as 6 months, though they likely won’t sign until they’re closer to 8 or 9 months, or even at toddler age. Whatever you decide, this course shows you how to start implementing baby sign language, giving guidance on the process, and providing essential signs first: milk, eat, drink, more, done, mummy and daddy.

As with any learning process, there can be bumps in the road to mastery. The Baby Sign Language Course outlines some of the common problems that you may face as your baby learns to sign and how to work through them.

Fully-illustrated and broken down into categories, this course provides a vocabulary of some of the most important signs from the baby sign language repertoire. This is provided both as written descriptions with diagrams and as videos that visually illustrate how each sign should be enacted. In both instances, the vocabulary is categorised into the following sections: family, food, animals, play, directives and signs for social situations, and daily baby life signs.

Who would benefit from this course?

Those with babies and toddlers have the most to gain from this course, as it offers an easy to use communication tool between parent and child before the child is able to speak.

If you’re finding yourself frantically trying to understand why your baby is crying or your toddler is having a tantrum and nothing seems to be appeasing them, this will help them to tell you what they need.

The course also provides professional child-carers with an excellent tool to use in your role, that will enrich the lives of your clients and their children, and which will give you an extra edge over your competition.

Learning to sign also provides children with learning disabilities with an easy to learn communication tool that reduces the frustration and anger of not being able to express themselves and helps them to gain a better grasp of what’s being communicated by others.

5. Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND): Gain Comprehensive Knowledge That Will Enable You To Utilise Teaching Methods

The Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Course is designed to arm its students with a comprehensive knowledge that will enable them to utilises a variety of teaching methods and practices to suit the different preferred learning styles of the children they teach.

Every child is different and has their own unique pattern of how they learn about the world around them. Good classroom teaching should use a variety of teaching methods to reflect the different preferred learning styles of the children in the class, and to enable every child to be able to engage in learning.

When a child has special educational needs or a disability, learning can be much harder and it doesn’t always happen as easily as it does for other children. Different styles of teaching, resources, additional equipment, or adaptations to the classroom may have to be made to enable children with additional needs in order for them to reach their full potential.

SEND – Special Educational Needs and Disability

Special Educational Needs and Disability is abbreviated to SEND, and this term will be used throughout this and the following modules of this course.

SEND education takes place in the context of current legislation, so the way it is implemented will alter from one country to the next, however, many of the principles are similar and there are commonalities in terms of best practice regardless of location.

What is a Special Educational Need or Disability?

The term “Special Educational Needs” has a legal definition that is covered by both The Education Act of 1996 and the more recent Children and Families Act of 2014. To have a Special Educational Need, a child must have a learning difficulty or learning disability that makes it significantly harder for them to learn or to access education compared to most children of the same age.

The term “Disability” also has a legal definition under the Equality Act 2010. A person has a disability if they have a physical or a mental impairment that has a “substantial” and “long-term” negative effect on their ability to do normal daily activities.

The terms “Substantial” and “Long-Term” are also defined within the same Act as being:

Substantial – more than minor or trivial. For instance, it would take someone significantly longer to complete a normal daily task such as getting dressed.

Long-term – is defined as lasting for more than 12 months.

Altogether, around 16% of all children and young people will be identified as having some form of SEN at some stage during their education, although most of them will have their educational needs successfully met within the mainstream classroom. Just over 1% of children will have a level of SEN that is so significant that they may need a specialist educational provision, such as attending a special school.

The is a lot of cross-over between special educational needs and disability, and many children who have a disability will also have an additional special educational need. However, this isn’t always the case, and every child’s need should be addressed individually.

There are many different types of educational need, and even with children who have broadly similar needs, the approaches each child will benefit from may vary widely. Here are some of the types of need that the term SEN covers:

  • A specific learning difficulty, such as dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyspraxia or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
  • A learning disability, which can be mild, moderate, severe or profound and multiple
  • A Speech and Language Disorder
  • A Sensory Processing Disorder
  • An Autistic Spectrum Disorder
  • A behavioural, emotional or social difficulty

There is sometimes confusion over the terms “Learning Difficulty” and “Learning Disability”. A learning difficulty normally refers to a specific aspect of learning, such as Dyslexia which affects the acquisition of reading skills. A Learning Disability normally refers to an Intellectual Impairment and there are different levels of Learning Disability depending on severity, ranging from Mild to Profound and Multiple.

However, many children have both a Learning Disability and at least one Learning Difficulty, as well as other disabilities or medical conditions.

Who would benefit from the course?

The Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Course is primarily suited to educators, parents, and those who care for children with special needs or disabilities. The course is also excellent for those who wish to begin a career within the education industry or who are interested in teaching theories and practices.

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The British Sign Language Online 5 Course Bundle includes the following courses, below is a summary of each course: 

Course 1 - Certificate In British Sign Language Online Course

Introduction and Background Knowledge

  • Introduction

Module 1: Getting to know British Sign Language

  • Part 1: What is British Sign Language?
  • Part 2: Origin and History of British Sign Language
  • Part 3: Comparing British Sign Language with the Alternatives
  • Part 4: Advantages of learning BSL
  • Part 5: Who is British Sign Language for?
  • Part 6: Summary
  • Module 1 Assessment

Module 2: Learning British Sign Language

  • Part 1: Who can learn BSL?
  • Part 2: The Right Tools for the Job
  • Part 3: Making a Study and Practice Schedule
  • Part 4: Summary
  • Module 2 Assessment

Module 3: Starting with the Basics

  • Part 1: Greetings
  • Part 2: Family and Friends
  • Part 3: Simple Conversations
  • Part 4: Summary
  • Part 5: Basics, Objects and Places Video
  • Module 3 Assessment

Module 4: Numbers and Quantities

  • Part 1: Numbers in the British Sign Language
  • Part 2: Quantities in BSL
  • Part 3: Summary
  • Part 4: Letters Numbers and Quantities Video
  • Module 4 Assessment

Module 5: Sign Language for food and drink

  • Part 1: Talking about food in BSL
  • Part 2: Starting with the Basics
  • Part 3: Talking about drinks in BSL
  • Part 4: Casual Conversation Over Food Table in BSL
  • Part 5: Summary
  • Module 5 Assessment

Module 6: Weather

  • Part 1: Talking about Weather in BSL
  • Part 2: Summary
  • Module 6 Assessment

Module 7: Feelings

  • Part 1: Signs for conveying feelings
  • Part 2: Incorporating Signs into Conversation
  • Part 3: Summary
  • Module 7 Assessment

Module 8: Describing People’s Personality with BSL

  • Part 1: Personality and Characteristic Traits
  • Part 2: Comparing Personality Traits of a Person
  • Part 3: Summary
  • Module 8 Assessment

Module 9: Miscellaneous Signs

  • Part 1: BSL in a Work Environment
  • Part 2: Objects and Places
  • Part 3: Calendars and Times
  • Part 4: Summary
  • Module 9 Assessment

Module 10: The Grammar of British Sign Language

  • Part 1: Grammar in Sign Language
  • Part 2: Is BSL grammar the same as English Grammar?
  • Part 3: What should I know about BSL Grammar?
  • Part 4: Summary
  • Module 10 Assessment

Module 11: Course Overview

  • Part 1: What can you do now?

  • Part 2: Final Recap of this Course

Course 2 - Certificate In Speech Therapy Online Course

Module 1 – The Field of Speech Therapy

  • Part 1: The Role of a Speech Therapist
  • Part 2: Overview on Treatment Approaches
  • Part 3: Speech-Language Pathology Terms
  • Module 1 Assessment

Module 2 – Speech Anatomy

  • Part 1: Three Divisions of Speech
  • Part 2: Respiratory System
  • Part 3: The Laryngeal System
  • Part 4: The Articulatory System
  • Module 2 Assessment

Module 3 – Language Development

  • Part 1: The Stages of Language Learning
  • Part 2: Bilingual Children Learning Language
  • Module 3 Assessment

Module 4 – Clinical Phonetics

  • Part 1: The Field of Phonetics
  • Part 2: Acoustic Phonetics
  • Part 3: Auditory Phonetics
  • Part 4: A Detailed Look at Speech Perception
  • Module 4 Assessment

Module 5 – Language Structure

  • Part 1: Morphology: The Formation of Words
  • Part 2: Syntax: The Rules of Sentence Structure
  • Part 3: Semantics Language Skills
  • Module 5 Assessment

Module 6 – Hearing Science and Acoustics

  • Part 1: The Auditory System
  • Part 2: The Physiology of Hearing
  • Module 6 Assessment

Module 7 – Speech and Language Disorders

  • Part 1: Disabilities and Speech Disorders
  • Part 2: Hearing Loss and Speech Impairment
  • Part 3: Neurological Disorders
  • Part 4: Drug Abuse
  • Part 5: Physical Impairments: Cleft or Lip Palate
  • Part 6: Vocal Abuse or Misuse
  • Part 7: Autism and Apraxia
  • Part 8: The Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS)
  • Module 7 Assessment

Module 8 – Paediatric Audiology

  • Part 1: Hearing Tests and Screening for Young Children
  • Part 2: Current Screening Protocols in the UK
  • Part 3: Subjective Hearing Tests
  • Module 8 Assessment

Module 9 – Career Advice

  • Part 1: Working as a Speech Therapist

  • Part 2: Speech Therapy or Audiology?
  • Module 9 Assessment

Course 3 - Certificate In Speed Reading Online Course

Module 1: What is Speed reading?

  • Part 1: Speed Reading and Its Relevance
  • Part 2: Understanding Speed Reading by Looking at a Case Study
  • Part 3: Advantages of Speed Reading
  • Part 4: Application of Speed Reading
  • Part 5: Trade-offs in Speed Reading
  • Part 6: Summary
  • Module 1 Assessment

Module 2: Becoming A Speed Reader

  • Part 1: Who Can Become a Speed Reader?
  • Part 2: Factors That Determine the Learning Time
  • Part 3: Summary
  • Module 2 Assessment

Module 3: How to Begin?

  • Part 1: The Steps for Teaching Speed Reading
  • Part 2: Identify Your Goals
  • Part 3: Diversity of Approaches to Reading
  • Part 4: Summary
  • Module 3 Assessment

Module 4: Step One: Prepare

  • Part 1: Organising The Reading Material
  • Part 2: Tools for Speed Reading
  • Part 3: The Correct Mindset
  • Part 4: Removing Distractions
  • Part 5: Summary
  • Module 4 Assessment

Module 5: Step Two: Preview

  • Part 1: How to Preview
  • Part 2: Two Practice Examples
  • Part 3: Summary
  • Module 5 Assessment

Module 6: Step Three: Read

  • Part 1: The First Read
  • Part 2: Timing the Process
  • Part 3: Repeat Until the Goal is Reached
  • Part 4: Identifying the Nature of the Text
  • Part 5: Keep Focus While Reading
  • Part 6: Annotations
  • Part 7: Summary
  • Module 6 Assessment

Module 7: Step Four: Skimming

  • Part 1: Skim Annotations
  • Part 2: Practice Example
  • Part 3: Summary
  • Module 7 Assessment

Module 8: Drills

  • Part 1: Five Practice Passages
  • Part 2: Exercise 2. Surrealism as a Cultural Movement:
  • Part 3: Exercise 3. History of the Printing Press:
  • Part 4: Exercise 4. Software Development Methods:
  • Part 5: Exercise 5. Existentialist Philosophers:
  • Part 6: Comprehension Questions:
  • Part 7: Summary

Module 9: Course Overview

  • Part 1: What we have learnt about Speed Reading?

  • Part 2: Expert Advice
  • Part 3: Next Steps
  • Part 4: Summary
  • Module 9 Assessment

Course 4 - Certificate In Baby Sign Language Online Course

Module 1: Baby Sign Language - What’s It All About?

  • Introduction
  • Part 1: How does baby signing work?
  • Part 2: Common fears about baby sign language
  • Part 3: Benefits of baby signing
  • Module 1 Assessment

Module 2: Starting with Baby Sign Language

  • Part 1: First considerations
  • Part 2: First signs to teach
  • Part 3: Interpreting baby’s first sign
  • Module 2 Assessment

Module 3: Problems You May Encounter

  • Part 1: Problems You May Encounter
  • Part 2: Most common issues with baby signing
  • Module 3 Assessment

Module 4: Expanding Your Vocabulary

  • Part 1: Family Signs
  • Video: Family Signs
  • Part 2: Food Signs
  • Video: Food Signs
  • Part 3: Animal Signs
  • Video: Animal Signs
  • Part 4: Play Signs
  • Video: Play Signs
  • Part 5: Daily baby life signs
  • Video: Daily baby life signs
  • Module 4 Assessment

Module 5: Baby Sign Language For Bi-Lingual Children & Children With Learning Disabilities

  • Part 1: Bilingual baby signers
  • Part 2: Baby sign language for children with learning disabilities
  • Module 5 Assessment

Module 6: Additional Signs

  • Part 1: Additional food signs

  • Part 2: Clothing signs
  • Part 3: Nature signs
  • Video: Social occasion signs
  • Conclusion
  • Module 6 Assessment

Course 5 - Certificate In Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Online Course

Module 1 Introduction

  • Part 1: Every Child is a Unique Learner
  • Part 2: Theories of Learning and Development
  • Part 3: Person-Centred Approach
  • Part 4: Working with Parents
  • Part 5: Key Learning Points
  • Module 1 Assessment

Module 2: Childhood Learning Disabilities

  • Part 1: What is a Learning Disability?
  • Part 2: Learning Disability and Education – a Historical Perspective
  • Part 3: Four Aspects of Modifying Teaching and Learning for SEND children
  • Part 4: Key Learning Points
  • Module 2 Assessment

Module 3: Autism

  • Part 1: Definition of Autism
  • Part 2: Associated Conditions
  • Part 3: Therapeutic Approaches for Managing Autism
  • Part 4: Key Learning Points
  • Module 3 Assessment

Module 4: Behavioural, Social and Emotional Difficulties

  • Part 1: Behavioural, Social and Emotional Difficulties
  • Part 2: The school day
  • Part 3: Working with Parents
  • Part 4: Anxiety, depression and other mental health issues
  • Part 5: Key workers in working with children with SEND and EBSD and their roles
  • Part 6: Key Learning Points
  • Module 4 Assessment

Module 5: Specific Learning Difficulties. Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, Dysgraphia and Dyspraxia

  • Part 1: Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD)
  • Part 2: Dysgraphia 
  • Part 3: Dyscalculia 
  • Part 4: Dyspraxia (Developmental Co-ordination Disorder) 
  • Part 5: Key Learning Points
  • Module 5 Assessment

Module 6: Speech, Language & Communication Needs

  • Part 1: The Importance of Communication

  • Part 2: Four Main Types of Communication Disorders
  • Part 3: Communication Disorders seen in Children
  • Part 4: Key Learning Points
  • Module 6 Assessment

Entry requirements

Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.

Minimum education

Open entry. Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.

Computer requirements

Students will need access to a computer and the internet. 

Minimum specifications for the computer are:

Windows:

  • Microsoft Windows XP, or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

MAC/iOS

  • OSX/iOS 6 or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

All systems

  • Internet bandwidth of 1Mb or faster
  • Flash player or a browser with HTML5 video capabilities(Currently Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

Students will also need access the following applications:

Adobe Acrobat Reader

About this Course

Get British Sign Language, Speech Therapy, Speed Reading, Baby Sign Language, and Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) in this Bundle

1. British Sign Language: Basic Understanding Of BSL

As well as understanding the practical aspects of vocabulary and grammar, this course also gives students a more thorough knowledge with additional topics covered, such as the origins of British Sign Language, how it is used (not solely as a form of communication the hearing and speech impaired), and the grammatical structure of the British Sign Language, called the Topic Comment Structure and how it differs from its spoken counterpart.

Students will learn visual demonstrations of the signs discussed, the course is accompanied by video tutorials, which you will gain access to upon enrolling on the course. The following topics are taught in the videos:

Letters and Numbers
Personality and Feelings
Basics, objects and places
Food and Drink
Date, Time and Weather
Occupations

2. Speech Therapy: Learn Practices That Assists People With Speech And Language Disorders

Speech Therapy is a practice that assists people with speech and language disorders or who have trouble swallowing. This course takes you through the role of a speech therapist, the anatomical structures and physiological functions of speech and hearing, phonetics, language development and speech disorders, the structure of language, and career paths in this field.

The Speech Therapy Course introduces the subject by outlining the basics. It provides an overview of speech disorders and the therapeutic practices used to treat them. You’ll learn about the role of a speech therapist and the conditions and areas of communication that they focus on. You will be provided with in-depth listing of pathological terms that are used amongst speech and language professionals.

To understand speech you need a good level of knowledge about the anatomical structures and physiological functions of the speech organs. This course will talk you through these and the respiratory, laryngeal, and articulatory systems, which all have a bearing on speech.

Similarly, you will learn about audiology. The course talks you through the structures and functions belonging to the auditory system and explains the physiology of hearing. There are numerous tests and screening protocols in the UK used to screen and assess children with suspected hearing disorders. You will learn about these and the signs that could indicate hearing loss, which would require an audiology assessment referral.

How we develop speech and the different stages we go through to learn and process language is a fascinating topic. You will discover the various stages that exist within linguistic advancement in monolingual and bilingual children.

Equally as interesting is Phonetics (the study of human speech sounds). The Speech Therapy Course breaks the topic down into its three branches and explains each fully:

  • Articulatory Phonetics: The study of the way in which speech sounds are produced
  • Acoustic Phonetics: Analyses the physical properties of speech
  • Auditory Phonetics: Illustrates the ways in which sound is perceived

Speech Perception, which deals with one’s comprehension of what is being said, is also covered.

The course considers the structure of language, described through morphology, syntax and semantics. In addition to looking at each of these areas you’ll see how children apply the rules that determine speech and language, the common errors they may make and the errors that are symptomatic of speech and communication disorders.

The Speech Therapy Course provides a deep exploration into various conditions that can affect the development of speech and language and how this manifests itself in each case. The conditions covered include neurological disorders, brain injury, drug abuse, intellectual disabilities, vocal abuse, autism and apraxia, plus physical impairments. The course also explains how the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) uses pictorials as a form of treatment of autistic children experiencing speech impairment issues.

For those considering a career as a speech therapist, the course provides information on, and examples of, the various positions and working environments that speech and language therapists may practice in. In each example, duties and responsibilities that occur within these departments are described.

3. Speed Reading: Learn Speed Reading Techniques And Practices

The Speed Reading Course provides instruction in speed reading techniques, with a full range of approaches to improving reading speed and increasing comprehension.

The result of learning these techniques is that students will be able to gain extra focus and control, which will aid in academia, professional life, business, and personal development.

Each module of the course is set up to align students with clearly set, real-world goals, achieved by working through and regularly practising techniques. These start early on in the course and continue through, enabling constant practice. To ensure students gain understanding and get results, the course includes worksheets and practice exercises, and key concepts are illustrated with examples throughout.

An introduction to speed reading, providing definitions and stating its significance in various aspects of life, as well as giving a brief history of the subject, with information on its advocates, researchers, and place in contemporary life.

Additionally, you will learn advantages gained by learning speed reading and applications for these skills. We will look at the trade-off between speed and comprehension, and how to decide which is the most important at which times.

The learning curve of the Speed Reading Course will be different for each individual. Looking at key factors influencing the learning curve of this course, but that no matter the initial starting level, with a reasonable amount of time designated and consistent effort, almost anyone can become a speed reader. We help you understand your own goals for the course.

You will understand the sequential progression providing the blueprint for cultivating a full understanding of speed reading. Students will learn how to preview texts for a quick overview of the main points. The importance of pre-viewing texts and how to get the maximum value from this skill before reading the entire text.

Students will learn through timing their reading, with and without using the techniques learned, and checking gains in speed, whilst retaining comprehension. Also, highlighted is how to adapt to various texts, knowing when to slow down to gain comprehension with complex texts or speed up to get through other texts quicker.

‘Skimming’ is explained, it includes how to use annotation to make it quicker to skim text again and using repetition to make gains. The course takes this concept further, teaching how to improve comprehension further, and culminates in 3 practice passages, to work through, using the methods taught.

4. Baby Sign Language: Learn Just What Baby Sign Language Is 

You’ll learn just what baby sign language is and how easily it can be used to establish communication between you and your child well before they start to speak. The history of baby language and the reasons it has come into popular usage are discussed. The course allays common misconceptions about teaching a child baby sign language and even outlines the benefits to both baby and you.

The great thing about this communication tool is that there is no right or wrong time to start, no ‘being behind’ or ‘too late’ (unless they’re already using speech to communicate), and you can start to establish baby signing from as early as 6 months, though they likely won’t sign until they’re closer to 8 or 9 months, or even at toddler age. Whatever you decide, this course shows you how to start implementing baby sign language, giving guidance on the process, and providing essential signs first: milk, eat, drink, more, done, mummy and daddy.

As with any learning process, there can be bumps in the road to mastery. The Baby Sign Language Course outlines some of the common problems that you may face as your baby learns to sign and how to work through them.

Fully-illustrated and broken down into categories, this course provides a vocabulary of some of the most important signs from the baby sign language repertoire. This is provided both as written descriptions with diagrams and as videos that visually illustrate how each sign should be enacted. In both instances, the vocabulary is categorised into the following sections: family, food, animals, play, directives and signs for social situations, and daily baby life signs.

Who would benefit from this course?

Those with babies and toddlers have the most to gain from this course, as it offers an easy to use communication tool between parent and child before the child is able to speak.

If you’re finding yourself frantically trying to understand why your baby is crying or your toddler is having a tantrum and nothing seems to be appeasing them, this will help them to tell you what they need.

The course also provides professional child-carers with an excellent tool to use in your role, that will enrich the lives of your clients and their children, and which will give you an extra edge over your competition.

Learning to sign also provides children with learning disabilities with an easy to learn communication tool that reduces the frustration and anger of not being able to express themselves and helps them to gain a better grasp of what’s being communicated by others.

5. Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND): Gain Comprehensive Knowledge That Will Enable You To Utilise Teaching Methods

The Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Course is designed to arm its students with a comprehensive knowledge that will enable them to utilises a variety of teaching methods and practices to suit the different preferred learning styles of the children they teach.

Every child is different and has their own unique pattern of how they learn about the world around them. Good classroom teaching should use a variety of teaching methods to reflect the different preferred learning styles of the children in the class, and to enable every child to be able to engage in learning.

When a child has special educational needs or a disability, learning can be much harder and it doesn’t always happen as easily as it does for other children. Different styles of teaching, resources, additional equipment, or adaptations to the classroom may have to be made to enable children with additional needs in order for them to reach their full potential.

SEND – Special Educational Needs and Disability

Special Educational Needs and Disability is abbreviated to SEND, and this term will be used throughout this and the following modules of this course.

SEND education takes place in the context of current legislation, so the way it is implemented will alter from one country to the next, however, many of the principles are similar and there are commonalities in terms of best practice regardless of location.

What is a Special Educational Need or Disability?

The term “Special Educational Needs” has a legal definition that is covered by both The Education Act of 1996 and the more recent Children and Families Act of 2014. To have a Special Educational Need, a child must have a learning difficulty or learning disability that makes it significantly harder for them to learn or to access education compared to most children of the same age.

The term “Disability” also has a legal definition under the Equality Act 2010. A person has a disability if they have a physical or a mental impairment that has a “substantial” and “long-term” negative effect on their ability to do normal daily activities.

The terms “Substantial” and “Long-Term” are also defined within the same Act as being:

Substantial – more than minor or trivial. For instance, it would take someone significantly longer to complete a normal daily task such as getting dressed.

Long-term – is defined as lasting for more than 12 months.

Altogether, around 16% of all children and young people will be identified as having some form of SEN at some stage during their education, although most of them will have their educational needs successfully met within the mainstream classroom. Just over 1% of children will have a level of SEN that is so significant that they may need a specialist educational provision, such as attending a special school.

The is a lot of cross-over between special educational needs and disability, and many children who have a disability will also have an additional special educational need. However, this isn’t always the case, and every child’s need should be addressed individually.

There are many different types of educational need, and even with children who have broadly similar needs, the approaches each child will benefit from may vary widely. Here are some of the types of need that the term SEN covers:

  • A specific learning difficulty, such as dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyspraxia or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
  • A learning disability, which can be mild, moderate, severe or profound and multiple
  • A Speech and Language Disorder
  • A Sensory Processing Disorder
  • An Autistic Spectrum Disorder
  • A behavioural, emotional or social difficulty

There is sometimes confusion over the terms “Learning Difficulty” and “Learning Disability”. A learning difficulty normally refers to a specific aspect of learning, such as Dyslexia which affects the acquisition of reading skills. A Learning Disability normally refers to an Intellectual Impairment and there are different levels of Learning Disability depending on severity, ranging from Mild to Profound and Multiple.

However, many children have both a Learning Disability and at least one Learning Difficulty, as well as other disabilities or medical conditions.

Who would benefit from the course?

The Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Course is primarily suited to educators, parents, and those who care for children with special needs or disabilities. The course is also excellent for those who wish to begin a career within the education industry or who are interested in teaching theories and practices.

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The British Sign Language Online 5 Course Bundle includes the following courses, below is a summary of each course: 

Course 1 - Certificate In British Sign Language Online Course

Introduction and Background Knowledge

  • Introduction

Module 1: Getting to know British Sign Language

  • Part 1: What is British Sign Language?
  • Part 2: Origin and History of British Sign Language
  • Part 3: Comparing British Sign Language with the Alternatives
  • Part 4: Advantages of learning BSL
  • Part 5: Who is British Sign Language for?
  • Part 6: Summary
  • Module 1 Assessment

Module 2: Learning British Sign Language

  • Part 1: Who can learn BSL?
  • Part 2: The Right Tools for the Job
  • Part 3: Making a Study and Practice Schedule
  • Part 4: Summary
  • Module 2 Assessment

Module 3: Starting with the Basics

  • Part 1: Greetings
  • Part 2: Family and Friends
  • Part 3: Simple Conversations
  • Part 4: Summary
  • Part 5: Basics, Objects and Places Video
  • Module 3 Assessment

Module 4: Numbers and Quantities

  • Part 1: Numbers in the British Sign Language
  • Part 2: Quantities in BSL
  • Part 3: Summary
  • Part 4: Letters Numbers and Quantities Video
  • Module 4 Assessment

Module 5: Sign Language for food and drink

  • Part 1: Talking about food in BSL
  • Part 2: Starting with the Basics
  • Part 3: Talking about drinks in BSL
  • Part 4: Casual Conversation Over Food Table in BSL
  • Part 5: Summary
  • Module 5 Assessment

Module 6: Weather

  • Part 1: Talking about Weather in BSL
  • Part 2: Summary
  • Module 6 Assessment

Module 7: Feelings

  • Part 1: Signs for conveying feelings
  • Part 2: Incorporating Signs into Conversation
  • Part 3: Summary
  • Module 7 Assessment

Module 8: Describing People’s Personality with BSL

  • Part 1: Personality and Characteristic Traits
  • Part 2: Comparing Personality Traits of a Person
  • Part 3: Summary
  • Module 8 Assessment

Module 9: Miscellaneous Signs

  • Part 1: BSL in a Work Environment
  • Part 2: Objects and Places
  • Part 3: Calendars and Times
  • Part 4: Summary
  • Module 9 Assessment

Module 10: The Grammar of British Sign Language

  • Part 1: Grammar in Sign Language
  • Part 2: Is BSL grammar the same as English Grammar?
  • Part 3: What should I know about BSL Grammar?
  • Part 4: Summary
  • Module 10 Assessment

Module 11: Course Overview

  • Part 1: What can you do now?

  • Part 2: Final Recap of this Course

Course 2 - Certificate In Speech Therapy Online Course

Module 1 – The Field of Speech Therapy

  • Part 1: The Role of a Speech Therapist
  • Part 2: Overview on Treatment Approaches
  • Part 3: Speech-Language Pathology Terms
  • Module 1 Assessment

Module 2 – Speech Anatomy

  • Part 1: Three Divisions of Speech
  • Part 2: Respiratory System
  • Part 3: The Laryngeal System
  • Part 4: The Articulatory System
  • Module 2 Assessment

Module 3 – Language Development

  • Part 1: The Stages of Language Learning
  • Part 2: Bilingual Children Learning Language
  • Module 3 Assessment

Module 4 – Clinical Phonetics

  • Part 1: The Field of Phonetics
  • Part 2: Acoustic Phonetics
  • Part 3: Auditory Phonetics
  • Part 4: A Detailed Look at Speech Perception
  • Module 4 Assessment

Module 5 – Language Structure

  • Part 1: Morphology: The Formation of Words
  • Part 2: Syntax: The Rules of Sentence Structure
  • Part 3: Semantics Language Skills
  • Module 5 Assessment

Module 6 – Hearing Science and Acoustics

  • Part 1: The Auditory System
  • Part 2: The Physiology of Hearing
  • Module 6 Assessment

Module 7 – Speech and Language Disorders

  • Part 1: Disabilities and Speech Disorders
  • Part 2: Hearing Loss and Speech Impairment
  • Part 3: Neurological Disorders
  • Part 4: Drug Abuse
  • Part 5: Physical Impairments: Cleft or Lip Palate
  • Part 6: Vocal Abuse or Misuse
  • Part 7: Autism and Apraxia
  • Part 8: The Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS)
  • Module 7 Assessment

Module 8 – Paediatric Audiology

  • Part 1: Hearing Tests and Screening for Young Children
  • Part 2: Current Screening Protocols in the UK
  • Part 3: Subjective Hearing Tests
  • Module 8 Assessment

Module 9 – Career Advice

  • Part 1: Working as a Speech Therapist

  • Part 2: Speech Therapy or Audiology?
  • Module 9 Assessment

Course 3 - Certificate In Speed Reading Online Course

Module 1: What is Speed reading?

  • Part 1: Speed Reading and Its Relevance
  • Part 2: Understanding Speed Reading by Looking at a Case Study
  • Part 3: Advantages of Speed Reading
  • Part 4: Application of Speed Reading
  • Part 5: Trade-offs in Speed Reading
  • Part 6: Summary
  • Module 1 Assessment

Module 2: Becoming A Speed Reader

  • Part 1: Who Can Become a Speed Reader?
  • Part 2: Factors That Determine the Learning Time
  • Part 3: Summary
  • Module 2 Assessment

Module 3: How to Begin?

  • Part 1: The Steps for Teaching Speed Reading
  • Part 2: Identify Your Goals
  • Part 3: Diversity of Approaches to Reading
  • Part 4: Summary
  • Module 3 Assessment

Module 4: Step One: Prepare

  • Part 1: Organising The Reading Material
  • Part 2: Tools for Speed Reading
  • Part 3: The Correct Mindset
  • Part 4: Removing Distractions
  • Part 5: Summary
  • Module 4 Assessment

Module 5: Step Two: Preview

  • Part 1: How to Preview
  • Part 2: Two Practice Examples
  • Part 3: Summary
  • Module 5 Assessment

Module 6: Step Three: Read

  • Part 1: The First Read
  • Part 2: Timing the Process
  • Part 3: Repeat Until the Goal is Reached
  • Part 4: Identifying the Nature of the Text
  • Part 5: Keep Focus While Reading
  • Part 6: Annotations
  • Part 7: Summary
  • Module 6 Assessment

Module 7: Step Four: Skimming

  • Part 1: Skim Annotations
  • Part 2: Practice Example
  • Part 3: Summary
  • Module 7 Assessment

Module 8: Drills

  • Part 1: Five Practice Passages
  • Part 2: Exercise 2. Surrealism as a Cultural Movement:
  • Part 3: Exercise 3. History of the Printing Press:
  • Part 4: Exercise 4. Software Development Methods:
  • Part 5: Exercise 5. Existentialist Philosophers:
  • Part 6: Comprehension Questions:
  • Part 7: Summary

Module 9: Course Overview

  • Part 1: What we have learnt about Speed Reading?

  • Part 2: Expert Advice
  • Part 3: Next Steps
  • Part 4: Summary
  • Module 9 Assessment

Course 4 - Certificate In Baby Sign Language Online Course

Module 1: Baby Sign Language - What’s It All About?

  • Introduction
  • Part 1: How does baby signing work?
  • Part 2: Common fears about baby sign language
  • Part 3: Benefits of baby signing
  • Module 1 Assessment

Module 2: Starting with Baby Sign Language

  • Part 1: First considerations
  • Part 2: First signs to teach
  • Part 3: Interpreting baby’s first sign
  • Module 2 Assessment

Module 3: Problems You May Encounter

  • Part 1: Problems You May Encounter
  • Part 2: Most common issues with baby signing
  • Module 3 Assessment

Module 4: Expanding Your Vocabulary

  • Part 1: Family Signs
  • Video: Family Signs
  • Part 2: Food Signs
  • Video: Food Signs
  • Part 3: Animal Signs
  • Video: Animal Signs
  • Part 4: Play Signs
  • Video: Play Signs
  • Part 5: Daily baby life signs
  • Video: Daily baby life signs
  • Module 4 Assessment

Module 5: Baby Sign Language For Bi-Lingual Children & Children With Learning Disabilities

  • Part 1: Bilingual baby signers
  • Part 2: Baby sign language for children with learning disabilities
  • Module 5 Assessment

Module 6: Additional Signs

  • Part 1: Additional food signs

  • Part 2: Clothing signs
  • Part 3: Nature signs
  • Video: Social occasion signs
  • Conclusion
  • Module 6 Assessment

Course 5 - Certificate In Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Online Course

Module 1 Introduction

  • Part 1: Every Child is a Unique Learner
  • Part 2: Theories of Learning and Development
  • Part 3: Person-Centred Approach
  • Part 4: Working with Parents
  • Part 5: Key Learning Points
  • Module 1 Assessment

Module 2: Childhood Learning Disabilities

  • Part 1: What is a Learning Disability?
  • Part 2: Learning Disability and Education – a Historical Perspective
  • Part 3: Four Aspects of Modifying Teaching and Learning for SEND children
  • Part 4: Key Learning Points
  • Module 2 Assessment

Module 3: Autism

  • Part 1: Definition of Autism
  • Part 2: Associated Conditions
  • Part 3: Therapeutic Approaches for Managing Autism
  • Part 4: Key Learning Points
  • Module 3 Assessment

Module 4: Behavioural, Social and Emotional Difficulties

  • Part 1: Behavioural, Social and Emotional Difficulties
  • Part 2: The school day
  • Part 3: Working with Parents
  • Part 4: Anxiety, depression and other mental health issues
  • Part 5: Key workers in working with children with SEND and EBSD and their roles
  • Part 6: Key Learning Points
  • Module 4 Assessment

Module 5: Specific Learning Difficulties. Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, Dysgraphia and Dyspraxia

  • Part 1: Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD)
  • Part 2: Dysgraphia 
  • Part 3: Dyscalculia 
  • Part 4: Dyspraxia (Developmental Co-ordination Disorder) 
  • Part 5: Key Learning Points
  • Module 5 Assessment

Module 6: Speech, Language & Communication Needs

  • Part 1: The Importance of Communication

  • Part 2: Four Main Types of Communication Disorders
  • Part 3: Communication Disorders seen in Children
  • Part 4: Key Learning Points
  • Module 6 Assessment

Entry requirements

Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.

Minimum education

Open entry. Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.

Computer requirements

Students will need access to a computer and the internet. 

Minimum specifications for the computer are:

Windows:

  • Microsoft Windows XP, or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

MAC/iOS

  • OSX/iOS 6 or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

All systems

  • Internet bandwidth of 1Mb or faster
  • Flash player or a browser with HTML5 video capabilities(Currently Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

Students will also need access the following applications:

Adobe Acrobat Reader

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