Signalong: giving children with communication difficulties a voice
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Signalong is a supporting system which can help children and young people with communication difficulties to acquire and develop language skills. Because singing is visual, it promotes the comprehension of language in children on the autism spectrum, with Down Syndrome and those who are developmentally young.
This training workshop will offer you a comprehensive introduction to Signalong. It will teach you a great number of signs including nouns, verbs and adjectives. You will practice these in sentences and experience conversations through role play and scenarios. By the end of the day you will be able to share your new skills with the children and young people you work with and/or care for.
- The philosophy of Signalong and how it works
- Practising signs, sentences and conversations in role play
- How to use Signalong with children and young people who work with and/or care for.
Lilias Nicholls is a Speech and Language Therapist working at Daldorch House School in East Ayrshire. This residential school educates and looks after 21 young people up to the age of 21 who are severely affected by autism. As well as traditional therapy Lilias also uses massage, yoga and relaxation in her day to day interactions with the pupils.