This course offers techniques to communicate effectively and compassionately with someone with a communication disability.
No starting dates
Starting date to be confirmed
- Duration: 1 day (unconfirmed)
- Fees: £30 (unconfirmed)
- Location: Northampton Square (unconfirmed)
- Course code: CS6084
Accessible Communication: Developing your Personal Toolkit Course overview
There are many challenges involved when interacting with someone with a communication disability. This course not only provides an insight into what it is like to live with a communication difficulty, but also offers practical tips and suggestions on how to deal with the challenges that you might face in your day-to-day role.
The course also offers you the chance to work with the real experts in communication: our trainers with aphasia.
Who is it for?
This course is for anyone that would like to enhance their communication skills, for example: students studying any health/social care course, occupational therapists, nurses, care home and rehabilitation assistants, doctors, speech and language therapists.
This course runs two and half hours.
Practical tips and ideas to help you have better conversations with people with communication disability.
The course is worth 2 CPD hours.
What will I learn?
By the end of the course, participants will have acquired new techniques to communicate effectively and compassionately with someone with a communication disability.
Participants will gain insight into the barriers and issues faced by someone with a communication disability. Through a very simple model of how communication works, participants will learn how communication can break down and how this is associated with different aetiologies.
Participants will learn to identify the simple steps they can take and the everyday resources that they can use, to have better conversations. They will also have the opportunity to gain direct experience of putting these skills and resources into practice by having conversation with trainers with aphasia and receiving their direct feedback.
The course is also interactive, including a PowerPoint introduction, a small group workshop and a video workshop.
Assessment and certificates
A certificate with the learning outcomes will be provided at the end of the training, alongside a feedback sheet from the trainer.
The course is interactive, with power point introduction, workshop, video workshop and feedback and then in the second half a practical component with trainers with aphasia. The trainers have a twenty minute conversation and then give their direct assessment to the student. A partnered student also gives feedback.
No previous qualification is required. Some experience of communication disability will help, but is not absolutely necessary.
You will need a good level of spoken and written English to enrol on this course.
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