Communicating Effectively with People with Learning Disabilities
Duration 1 Day
Central Training's Communicating Effectively with People with Learning Disabilities course aims to enhance participants' practical communication skills and to teach new strategies to improve communication with people with learning disabilities. Candidates will explore the importance of effective listening skills and non-verbal communication and will identify practice improvement for their own workplace. The trainer will also cover different types of communication including intensive interaction, objects of reference, sensory communication and social stories. Finally, the course includes a Makaton taster session on how to use 40 key signs and symbols.
This course aims to equip candidates with the skills to:Communicate effectively using different types of communication Support wellbeing through effective communication Identify communication barriers Develop strategies to help overcome communication barriersUse 40 Makaton key signs and symbolsUnderstand the legal responsibilities The Accessible Information StandardsUtilise the 5 Good Communication Standards
Methods of Delivery
The course uses a range of training methods to provide variety and engagement including: trainer presentation, 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.
- Course Content
- Training Considerations
- Related Courses
- What makes for effective communication
- Relevant national guidance
- Communication difficulties faced by people with learning disabilities
- Strategies to support effective communication with people with learning disabilities
- Makaton taster session, including 40 key signs and symbols
- Different communication strategies
- Implementing communication strategies in practice
This course is aimed at frontline workers supporting people with learning disabilities who have complex communication needs.
There are no pre-training requirements for this course.
Upon completion of the course, the delegates will receive a certificate of attendance.
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