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Exploring, Listening and Talking Hands (one-day course) MARKET DEEPING


Wednesday, 2 November 2016 from 09:30 to 15:30 (GMT)

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This one-day course is designed as an introduction to communication through touch, for people working closely with a congenitally deafblind/multi sensory impaired child or adult. It focuses on the benefits of using a hand under hand approach that respects the hands of children who have severe sensory loss and complex communication support needs.

This course is suitable for practitioners working with children or adults. To ensure the course is as relevant as possible, we run the course with either a child or adult focus, so please check when you are booking.

This course will cover:

  • Benefits of using a hand-under-hand approach
  • Principes for good practice
  • How to be a good communication partner
  • What we mean by Talking and Listening Hands
  • Putting the theory into practice

Course aim: 

  • To share ideas and reasons for tactile resistance in children with deafblindness / multi-sensory impairment (MSI)
  • To discuss and demonstrate appropriate ways of approaching and interacting through touch with children with deafblindness / MSI (includes DVD / video footage)
  • To provide an opportunity to practice communication through touch – how we encourage exploration, how to ‘listen’ and ‘talk’ with our hands
  • To enable participants to learn through practical simulation and observation within small group work

Course time: 9.30am - 3.30pm

Course duration: one day

No. of places on this course: 20 (maximum)

Course fees: £85

Terms and conditions

  1. Cancellation: Fees for non attendance are non-refundable. If your place is cancelled up to 48-hours before the course then 50 per cent of the course fees will be refundable. Fees for places that are cancelled with less than 48-hours notice are non-refundable.
  2. Each individual case will be taken into account and it may be possible to transfer fees to a future course / alternative course
  3. If the course is cancelled by Sense due to unforeseen circumstances, a future booking will be offered
  4. If following submittal of your booking form and payment the course becomes full we will offer you a full refund or the option of transferring to a future or alternative course.

Need more information?

If you would like to speak to someone about this course please contact:

Jackie Bishop, Training Administrator
Sense Woodside Family Centre
Woodside Road
Bristol BS15 8DG

Tel: 0117 967 0008


If you need to raise a purchase order (PO) please contact CAS Finance on the details provided below. You can also use the following address to send us your cheque.


Sense Finance Office
9a Birkdale Avenue
Selly Oak
Birmingham B29 6UB

Tel / textphone (switchboard): 0121 415 2720
Fax: 0121 472 8937



Other Sense training courses

If you'd like to see details of other courses that we run please visit the Sense Training section on our website.

Do you have questions about Exploring, Listening and Talking Hands (one-day course) MARKET DEEPING? Contact Sense

When & Where

Sense Market Deeping
Manor Lodge
72 Church Street
PE6 8AL Market Deeping
United Kingdom

Wednesday, 2 November 2016 from 09:30 to 15:30 (GMT)

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