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Positive Communication with People with Learning Disabilities

Duration

1 day

Course Overview


Effective communication is at the core of personalised services - staff need to learn how to communicate with the people they support, in a way that is meaningful for each individual.

This course aims to enhance participants' practical communication skills and to teach new strategies to improve communication with people with learning disabilities. Participants will explore the importance of effective listening skills and non-verbal communication and will identify practice improvements for their own workplace.

Course Content

  • What makes for effective communication
  • Communication difficulties faced by people with learning disabilities
  • Strategies to support effective communication with people with learing disabilities
  • Different types of communication, including Makaton, intensive interaction and sensory stories
  • What makes information 'accessible'
  • How to implement communication strategies in practice

Methods of Delivery


The course uses a range of training methods to provide variety and engagement including: trainer presentation, PowerPoint presentations, flipchart work, group work and discussion, case studies and practical exercises. Delegates will be encouraged to share their own experiences and perspectives throughout. The training is supported by comprehensive learner notes.

  • Learning Objectives
  • Audience
  • Training Considerations
  • Certification
  • Related Courses

Learning Objectives

By the end of this course participants should
  • have an awareness of multi modal approaches to communication
  • understand some of the communication difficulties experienced by people with learning disabilities
  • be aware of some simple strategies than can help to overcome such difficulties
  • understand some different types of non verbal communication, including intensive interaction and sensory stories
  • understand what is meant by "accessible information"

Target Audience

Anyone who supports people with learning disabilities

Training Considerations

Certification

The delegates will receive a certificate of attendance upon completion of the course.

Related Courses

Supporting and engaging with People with LD
Introduction to Autism
Positive Risk Taking in a LD setting

 
Positive Communication with People with Learning Disabilities
Duration: 1 day

Course overview:
Effective communication is at the core of personalised services - staff need to learn how to communicate with the people they support, in a way that is meaningful for each individual.

This course aims to enhance participants' practical communication skills and to teach new strategies to improve communication with people with learning disabilities. Participants will explore the importance of effective listening skills and non-verbal communication and will identify practice improvements for their own workplace.

Course content:
· What makes for effective communication
· Communication difficulties faced by people with learning disabilities
· Strategies to support effective communication with people with learing disabilities
· Different types of communication, including Makaton, intensive interaction and sensory stories
· What makes information 'accessible'
· How to implement communication strategies in practice

Methods of delivery:
The course uses a range of training methods to provide variety and engagement including: trainer presentation, PowerPoint presentations, flipchart work, group work and discussion, case studies and practical exercises. Delegates will be encouraged to share their own experiences and perspectives throughout. The training is supported by comprehensive learner notes.



LEARNING OBJECTIVES
By the end of this course participants should:
· have an awareness of multi modal approaches to communication
· understand some of the communication difficulties experienced by people with learning disabilities
· be aware of some simple strategies than can help to overcome such difficulties
· understand some different types of non verbal communication, including intensive interaction and sensory stories
· understand what is meant by "accessible information"



TARGET AUDIENCE
Anyone who supports people with learning disabilities


TRAINING CONSIDERATIONS


CERTIFICATION
The delegates will receive a certificate of attendance upon completion of the course.

RELATED COURSES
Supporting and engaging with People with LD
Introduction to Autism
Positive Risk Taking in a LD setting

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