Words as a second language: working with people with learning disabilities who are non-verbal
Course outline and aims
The course will examine how the experiences of trauma and abuse in people with learning disabilities can become repressed and trapped inside the body. We will consider methods of understanding the body when it seeks to communicate what words cannot. The course considers techniques for communicating with people with learning disabilities who are non verbal, the key therapeutic and management considerations for this client group, the core principles of effective multi-agency work with people with learning disabilities who do not communicate verbally and the issues relating to the sexual abuse of people with learning disabilities who are non-verbal.
What will you learn?
- You will identify key non-verbal communication techniques
- You will develop knowledge of current best practice in working with learning disability
- You will identify best practice in assessment and management of cases involving the sexual abuse of people with learning disabilities who are non-verbal
- You will demonstrate a knowledge of individual and group therapeutic approaches to working with people with learning disabilities who are non-verbal
Who is the course for?
All levels of staff working or preparing to work with people with learning disabilities. It is of particular use to staff working with people with learning disabilities whose capacity to communicate verbally is limited.
- Teachers, teaching assistants, learning support staff
- Social Workers
- Care staff working in supported housing, residential and day care
- Staff and volunteers working in voluntary organisations and community groups
Our training approach
The course is limited to 16 participants offering the best opportunity for you to not only learn from our Trainer, it also enables you to learn from other participants’ experience of working with young people with learning disabilities. The training is delivered using an effective mix of theoretical and experiential techniques and case studies.
Qualification: Certificate of Attendance
About the Trainer
The Course Trainer is Annette Crump, Adult Service Coordinator at Respond. Annette is a state registered Art Therapist who has worked with a wide variety of special needs students including as an art therapist in a special school for children with emotional and behavioural difficulties. She is qualified in Art Therapy (MA), Arts Management (Dip), Sculpture (BA Hons), PGCE in Art and Design Education. Annette is a member of the Health and Care Professions Council and the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
Respond is located close to Euston mainline station, Euston Square underground station (Hammersmith and City, Circle and Metropolitan lines), Euston and Warren Street underground stations (Victoria and Northern lines). For up to date information on travel and transport please got to this link https://tfl.gov.uk/plan-a-journey/.
Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?
Please call 020 7383 0700 or email email@example.com with your query and we will do our best to help. Our offices are open on weekdays from 9.30am to 5pm daily.
Is my registration/ticket transferrable?
If you are unable to attend, you are welcome to give your ticket to a colleague. Please do let us know in advance of the training.
What is the refund policy?
A full refund less a £10 administration is payable if you cancel the course up to three weeks in advance. Refunds are not payable after this time