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AAC for children and adults with Complex Communication Needs - North East

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Springwell Village Hall

Fell Rd, Springwell, Gateshead

Gateshead

Newcastle

NE9 7RP

United Kingdom

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Rett UK: AAC for children and adults with Complex Communication Needs

This is an event for those getting started on their learning journey using a robust communication system with children and adults with Rett Syndrome and other complex communication needs (CCN) e.g. Severe Cerebral Palsy, Angelman Syndrome, Fragile X, PURA Syndrome.

Places are free to members for Rett UK as part of their Communication and Education Project – maximum of 2 places for parents and/or carers.*

You can attend day 1 as a stand alone day.

Day 1

Tuesday 28th November 2017

10.am-3.30pm

Arrival from 9.45am

The day will be a hands on learning approach where we will learn a concept and then practise it. The focus will be on ways we can get started using low tech as well as high tech devices.

The underlying principle is that for those using Alternative & Augmentative Communication (AAC) to learn a symbol language we need to speak to them in that language.

We will cover:

-Are people with Rett Syndrome able to communicate?

-Choices...but not just choices

-Partner Assisted Scanning

-Modelling a robust language system

-Eye gaze devices

-Emergent literacy

For: Parents, Teachers, SLTs, Therapists and Carers

A cold buffet lunch will be provided.


Day 2

Wednesday 29th November

To attend day 2 with the person with complex communication needs, the parents/carers/professionals accompanying them must have attended day 1.

Groups will run throughout the day, after booking a ticket you will be contacted to find out the age of the person with CCN to work out which group is most appropriate for you.

The day will run in one hour communication group sessions. A person with CCN can come to one session with up to two carers.

We will implement the learning from day 1 in a practical and hands on session.

For: people with CCN, Parents, Teachers, SLTs, Therapists and Carers

Questions?? Contact Callie at callie.ward@gmail.com


*Free Rett UK Members tickets may be cancelled up to 21st November 2017 but after that date, if you cancel or are a ‘no show’ on the day Rett UK reserves the right to make a £50 charge.

Cancellations for all other tickets must be made by 21st November 2017. No refunds will be given after this date.

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Springwell Village Hall

Fell Rd, Springwell, Gateshead

Gateshead

Newcastle

NE9 7RP

United Kingdom

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Refunds up to 7 days before event

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