Do you want help with supporting your child's communication?

When a child's communication is developing differently to their peers, it can be tricky to know what to do to best help your child.

There are lots of different ways that you can help a child express themselves as well as to understand the communication around them.

Often a tailored approach will be very helpful in further supporting a child's communication development and enhancing their language opportunities.

Throughout this short course, you will explore effective, evidence-based methods that can help children express their needs and wants, develop vocabulary and understand communication.

How will this course benefit me?

Learn practical strategies to develop communication and language

Gain a 'tool box' of things you can do to enhance children's attention, as well as expressive and receptive communication.

Gain a deeper knowledge of early communication development

Explore the building blocks of communication, from attention, play to expressive and receptive communication and language.

Feel confident in using different communication enhancing techniques and resources

Understanding the why and the how will enable you to confidently put different communication strategies into action.

Ready to learn more?!

Access anytime

Access anytime

Complete the course at a time convenient for you. Our flexible, on-demand courses allow you to log in and complete the content as you go, plus you can revisit the content if needed!

Bitesize videos​

Bitesize videos​

Each course is broken down into short modules, allowing you to easily follow the content. The modules are full of invaluable, to-the-point information and resources.

Practical advice

Practical advice

With a vast wealth of knowledge and experience, each video is filled with practical advice that you can implement, immediately.

Downloadable resources

Downloadable resources

Each course comes with downloadable resources including visual supports, slides, reflection tasks and other helpful resources. These will help support your learning and practice.

Support groups

Support community

Ongoing support is offered through our comment boxes on each video.

Device compatible

Device compatible

Our courses can be completed on whatever your preferred device is, either via your browser or the Teachable app.

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

"Steph has broken the course down well into interesting segments. It's thought provoking with 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!"

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

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Steph Reed help children with autism communicate online course

Hi I’m Steph Reed Your Teacher!

Over the past 15 years, I have taught many autistic children, with a wide variety of abilities and complex needs.

I am now an autism specialist teacher and consultant helping schools and services ensure high quality autism provision and practice.

I have tailored these online courses with accessible and bitesize videos and resources to give you background knowledge as well as the practical skills in how to do different strategies to 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?

You can access the content whenever you want!

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?

We are 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 100% satisfied with the course and let us know within 30 days of purchasing, you will receive a full refund.

Join the Course

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.