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South West/South Wales - Teaching Communication for Complex Needs

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Chippenham Golf Club

The Club House, Malmesbury Road

Chippemham

SN15 5LT

United Kingdom

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Rett UK: Teaching Communication for Complex Needs

Day 1 is a full training day for parents, professionals and carers. Day 2 is a one hour communication group to attend with the person with Complex Needs.

Book day 1 via eventbrite.

Book day 2 by calling the Rett UK office on 01582 798910 or email gillian.bartlett@rettuk.org


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. To attend day 2 you must attend day 1.

Day 1

Wednesday 16th May 2018

9.45.am-3.45pm

Arrival from 9.30am

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:

Can people with Rett syndrome really communicate?
How much language should we make available?
What types of language should we make available?
How do we teach a symbol based language?
What devices are available?
How do we support those with Complex Needs to access a communication system?
Establishing a ‘yes’ and ‘no’
Partner Assisted Scanning
Low tech book
Myths/FAQ’s

For: Parents, Teachers, SLTs, Therapists and Carers

A cold buffet lunch will be provided.

Day 2

Thursday 17th May 2018

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

Loan devices are subject to availability and further information regarding these will be sent out after booking.

Questions?? Contact Gill on gillian.bartlett@rettuk.org

*Free Rett UK Members tickets may be cancelled up to 9th May 2018 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 9th May 2018. No refunds will be given after this date.

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Chippenham Golf Club

The Club House, Malmesbury Road

Chippemham

SN15 5LT

United Kingdom

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Refunds up to 7 days before event

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