Are you looking for how to help a child express their wants and needs?

Perhaps you’d like to help language and vocabulary development?

When you are wanting to help a child talk and communicate, it can be tricky knowing what strategies to implement for an effective and positive learning experience that will have the most impact.

Whether it’s perhaps a verbal strategy, a visual support or Makaton sign, or even a combination, there are many ways in which you can help a child understand communication as well as to express themselves. 

Every child is a unique individual with different communication abilities and needs.
When a child’s communication is developing differently to their peers, a tailored approach will be very helpful in further supporting their communication development and enhancing language opportunities.

To learn more, I invite you to join the course
Help me communicate
Throughout this short course, you will explore early communication development and effective, evidence-based methods that can help children express their needs and wants. 
You will learn hands-on ways to develop a child’s functional communication and explore methods to increase their vocabulary.

After completing the course you will be equipped with: 

A better understanding of early communication development 
A range of strategies and skills to develop children's attention, communication and vocabulary
Confidence to prepare and implement techniques to support children straight away

What Our Course Participants Have to Say...

"Steph is so knowledgeable. I feel empowered to implement some really good strategies to help our children communicate functionally by using the total communication approach. Thank you."

Rachael Longworth

"I've really enjoyed this course. It has been so informative to me supporting 10 children at an ARB of a primary school.
Steph has broken the course down well, into interesting segments, with time for reflection tasks, which really help you to think about your own settings. It's thought provoking, as to what you may bring to your classroom already, but also, what you can improve on to make your communication better, creating the best outcomes, for everyone. Can't wait to put it into practise! Now, I'm starting to recommend Steph, and her amazing expertise, to friends and colleagues! Thank You Steph."

Michelle Cardi

"Fantastic course with some amazing practical strategies to help support communication. I loved the way this course is presented it feels more interactive than just reading page after page. I can't wait to do more of these courses."

Michelle Selimi

Get Equipped with Practical Tools and Strategies to Enhance Children's Communication!

If you're not 100% satisfied with your purchase, let us know in 30 days and you'll get 100% of your payment back.

For discounted multiple purchasesgroup training licences and invoices, please contact 
[email protected]
This course can form part of your Continuous Professional Development (CPD).
Please share with your employer, as they may be able to fund your training.
A certificate will be issued upon full completion of the course.
Steph Reed help children with autism communicate online course

Hi I’m Steph Reed Your Teacher!

Over the past 12 years, I have taught many autistic children, with a wide variety of abilities and complex needs.

I am now a specialist teacher and consultant helping schools and services ensure high quality autism provision and practice, enabling children to achieve and maximise their potential.

I have tailored these online courses to give you accessible, and bite-size, background knowledge in evidence-based approaches, as well as the practical understanding and skills in how to implement strategies and importantly, ensure impact on learning.

For more information about the work I do, please visit

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is this course for?

Teachers, teaching assistants, learning support assistants, children's professionals, SENCO's, trainees, parents, carers and anyone wanting to learn more about supporting children and young people at the early stages of communication development.

How will the course be taught?

The course will be taught through a series of videos, reflection tasks and downloadable resources.

You will have a login and password to access the content and you can complete the course at your own pace.

How long will it take to complete?

Approximately 1 - 2 hours.

How long will I be able to access the content for?

You can access the content whenever you want!

Can I pay via invoice or purchase courses for multiple people?

Yes! Please email your order to [email protected]

Can I use the course videos and materials for training groups such as during an INSET day or staff meeting?

Yes! You can purchase a group training licence. Please email [email protected] for all group training orders.

What if I need support?

Steph Reed (Autism Specialist) will be available to offer you support at any time during the course, just an email or phone call away!

Is there a money-back guarantee or refund option?

The courses are designed to give you valuable information and skills however, if you are not satisfied with the course and let me know within 30 days of purchasing, you will receive a full refund.

“In the time that Steph has been working with my school, I have been able to see a sustained improvement in the provision offered. This has been the case in the growing knowledge and skills of the staff she has worked alongside, the physical environment provided for pupils with ASD and the outcomes for those pupils"

Jess Hutchison, Headteacher at Grazebrook Primary School