Using Signs to Support Communication

  • 08 Nov 2017
  • 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
  • Chequers Bridge Centre, GL4 6PR
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Using Signs to Support Communication

Course Aim: To support carers, settings and early years practitioners in understanding the benefits of using signs to support and aid children's language development and communication.          

Course Information: This introductory course will provide you with an overview of the benefits of using signs alongside spoken language for key words to support children's understanding of language and communication.  Learners will be taught a good number of signs relevant to children's everyday lives in the home and educational settings.   

On completion of this course you will have gained an overview and understanding of:

  • the different signing systems used with children and their similarities and differences
  • the benefits of using signs with spoken language to support communication and language
  • those children who may benefit from the use of signing to support their language and communication
  • key words and the different levels of understanding
  • a vocabulary of Signalong signs that you can take away and use to support children's communication.

The course fee includes a Signalong manual with over 200 signs which normally retails at £16

Suitable For: Those working with children with speech, language and communication difficulties in Early Years and Key stage 1, including Early years practitioners and school support workers (Teaching Assistants/Lunch Time supervisors/Classroom volunteers/OOSC staff)

Delivered by: Naomi Webber - registered Signalong Tutor and Speech and Language Therapist with experience working with children aged 0-7 years with and without complex needs.  

Date: Wednesday 8 November from 10.00am-2.30pm

VENUE: Chequers Bridge Centre

COST: £55.00 for members / £90.00 for non members

Address: Chequers Bridge Centre, Painswick Road, Gloucester, GL4 6PR 

Phone: 01452 541244    Email:    ©2017 PATA (UK)

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