Elklan has provided training and resources for practitioners, parents and carers since 1999. Learners are trained to understand and identify Speech, Language and Communication difficulties and to apply appropriate strategies which improve the communication skills of children and young people. Elklan courses are interesting, practical and lead to an externally accredited qualification.
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).
Since 2001 Elklan has trained over 1,400 speech and language therapists as tutors and 714 specialist teachers as co-tutors.
Most of the trainers work in the UK but in recent years we have an increasing number of tutors in Ireland, Australia, Luxembourg and The Falkland Islands.
Our hugely successful Train the Trainer programme has enabled training to be cascaded to over 55,000 staff working in pre-school, primary and secondary education in both mainstream and specialist settings as well as parents.