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Practical techniques to support children with speech, language and communication difficulties: Twilight sessions

When

05/09/2019 17:30

Where

Edinburgh

Type

Training

Category

This event has been postponed, please email events@childreninscotland.org.uk if you are interested in attending the new date.

About this event

This twilight event will offer practical advice on how you can best support children and young people with speech, language and communication difficulties. You will explore what communication can mean and look like in different circumstances, and how augmentative and alternative communication can help children make themselves understood and express their needs and wants.

The training course will take place on three consecutive Thursday evenings and can only be booked as part of a block of three twilight sessions.

Teaching dates: Thursday, 5, 12 and 19 September 2019 (5.30-7.30pm)

Key learning:

  • The how, why and where of communication
  • Understanding good communicative practice
  • Practising augmentative and alternative communication, including pointing, picture exchange and signing
  • Testing engaging activities such as the brain gym, bucket time and sensory games.

Please note that this course cannot be booked as individual sessions. Places cannot be transferred to another delegate after the course starts.

Facilitator bio

Dr Lilias Nicholls is a speech and language therapist with many years’ experience of working with children and young people at the most severe end of the autistic spectrum. She combines traditional methods of interventions with the practice of yoga, sensory stories and signing. She is especially interested in how yoga can facilitate a readiness to learn and open up a path to early literacy in pre- and primary school children.

Lilias uses sensory stories as interactive and fun ways to engage children with autism. She is also a Signalong trainer and believes that, as mostly visual learners, young people with autism can benefit from being exposed to and being shown basic signs as a means of improving communication skills.

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