Closing the Learning and Communication Gap for Individuals with Complex Needs:
All Engaged, All Communicate, All Learn!
Edinburgh - 6th & 7th October 2016
Nottingham - 12th & 13th October 2016
Join Tobii Dynavox and Rett University for a one or two day, in-depth, practical, hands-on session.
This session is customised for anyone working with individuals with complex needs to learn effective communication and literacy strategies that work. Susan Norwell, M.A. Special Education, from Rett University along with the Tobii Dynavox Speech and Language Therapist and training team, will lead each day. They will share proven practical techniques that will focus your efforts on cultivating and building communication and literacy with nonverbal individuals. These workshops are primarily focusing on individuals with/working and living with Rett Syndrome but the teaching will be applicable to all non-verbal individuals with complex needs e.g. Severe Cerebral Palsy, Angelman Syndrome, Fragile X, PURA Syndrome.
This powerful training experience, exploring both soft and high tech options (such as eye gaze devices, ABC and CoreWord flipcharts) is designed to support those working/living with nonverbal individuals with the key foundations of communication and literacy learning. What makes this experience different from any other is the full day workshop with extensive real-time practical use, application and simulation experiences designed to enable participants to thoroughly learn essential “how-tos” of communication and literacy skills. The additional half day experience will allow the transfer of the newly learned skills into their own experiences (with their child, student or client) within a wide range of environments and age groups- home, classroom, community, etc.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
SLTs, Parents, SENCOs, Teachers, Teaching Assistants and Carers
LEARN METHODS TO:
Build & Develop Better Communication
Support Academic Growth- Reading and Writing
Soft & High Tech Device Strategies
Develop Specific Approaches & Methods
WHAT DOES EACH DAY INCLUDE?
Day 1 (Full Day)
Attendees will gain an understanding and focus on the following:
- Understand the 4 Pathways for building communication:
- Everyday Activities
- Play and Interaction
- Shared Book Reading
- Each pathway will be introduced, explained and reinforced with video examples and debrief
- Building confidence in using the tools and methodologies for engaging, interacting and driving communication with nonverbal individuals
- Gain real, hands-on practice using the tools with each other while in-training coaches provide support and guidance
Tools and resources will include those appropriate for individuals who are beginning communicators without eye gaze technology, to those with high-tech eyegaze devices.
For: Parents, SENCOs, Teachers, SLTs, Therapists and Carers
Day 2 (Optional Half Day Workshop)
Learners will focus on the following:
- Experiencing real-time practice using the strategies and tools/resources learned in Day 1 with their own child and/or student
Tools and resources will be on hand. This will include: Tobii eyegaze devices (I-series, PC EyeGo), Surface Pro, Communication Flip Books, Books (both electronic and hardcopy).
Skilled coaches will be on hand to model and provide guidance/support for attendees.
This workshop is suitable for a range of individuals. From those who are emerging communicators (no communication system currently being used or set up), to those with high-tech eyegaze devices.
For: Parents, Teachers, SLTs, Therapists and Carers
TICKETING INFORMATION (PLEASE READ CAREFULLY)
Standard (Day 1 Only) - This ticket admits 1 adult on the 12th October
Standard (Day 1 and Day 2) - This ticket admits 1 adult on the 12th October and 1 AAC user and 1 adult for the half day workshop on the 13th October
Group (Day 1 and Day 2) - This ticket admits 2 adults to attend on the 12th October and 1 AAC user and 2 adults for the half day workshop on the 13th October
N.B. If you are purchasing a ticket which includes Day 2 admittance, please select whether you would like to attend the morning or the afternoon session by purchasing the corresponding ticket.
Book before September 15th and your ticket will include:
FREE 6 month subscription to 'Boardmaker Online'
FREE One-hour online course with Rett University:
'CREATING SOCIAL CONVERSATIONS: TALKING PHOTO ALBUM'
If you have any questions about which ticket you should purchase, or you would like to discuss the available options, please contact Emily Webb at: email@example.com
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