October 6, 2016 - 9:00 am
October 13, 2016 - 4:30 pm
AddressCOSLA Conference Centre - 19 Haymarket Yards, Edinburgh, EH12 5BH, UK, The Nottinghamshire Golf and Country Club - Nottingham, NG12 3HB, UK View map
Closing the Learning and Communication Gap for Individuals with Complex Needs- All Engaged, All Communicate, All Learn!
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This powerful training experience, exploring both soft and high tech options (such as eye gaze devices, ABC and CoreWord flip books) is designed to support those working/living with nonverbal individuals with the key foundations of communication and literacy learning. What makes this experience different from any other is the full day workshop with extensive real-time practical use, application and simulation experiences designed to enable participants to thoroughly learn essential “how-tos” of communication and literacy skills. The additional half day experience will allow the transfer of the newly learned skills into their own experiences (with their child, student or client) within a wide range of environments and age groups- home, classroom, community, etc.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
SLTs, Parents, SENCOs, Teachers, Teaching Assistants, Therapists and Carers
WHAT DOES EACH DAY INCLUDE?
Day 1 (Full Day)
– Understand the 4 Pathways for building communication:
– Everyday Activities
– Play and Interaction
– Shared Book Reading
Day 2 (Optional Half Day Workshop)
– Experiencing real-time practice using the strategies and tools/resources learned in Day 1 with their own child and/or student
– Tools and resources will be on hand. This will include: Tobii eyegaze devices (I-series, PC EyeGo), Surface Pro, – Communication Flip Books, Books (both electronic and hardcopy)
– Skilled coaches will be on hand to model and provide guidance/support for attendees.
This workshop is suitable for a range of individuals. From those who are emerging communicators (no communication system currently being used or set up), to those with high-tech eyegaze devices.
Questions or would like to discuss available options, contact Emily Webb at: firstname.lastname@example.org