Effective communication with people with a learning disability

Date: 20.06.2019
Location: Cardiff

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This course aims to help those that work with people with a learning disability play a role in helping those they support live their life to the full and be included.

Course Aims:

The course will do this by working with delegates on the concepts and techniques which underpin and make possible effective communication with people with a learning disability.

The course follows a total communication approach and delegates are introduced to a range of communication techniques that can be used in addition to the spoken word and adapted according to the communication skills of the individual in question. This section of the course focuses on communicating with people who have mild to moderate learning disability as well as those who have severe a learning disability.

Delegates will have the opportunity to develop their communication skills, and learn about a range of communication concepts and techniques that can be used to facilitate effective communication with people with a learning disability.

Over the course of the day, delegates are invited to draw on their own experiences of communicating with people with a learning disability. Video film, activities and exercises allow participants to explore the various communication techniques and to discuss and reflect upon ways of incorporating them into their work.

Designed for:

This course is ideal for people working in a range of settings including personal assistants, support workers and learning disability service providers. Parents and carers will also benefit from attending.

15 places available
Standard
Ticket for anyone who does not fall into any of the categories below.
£100.00 per person / day
Concession
For organisations with an annual income of less than £1Million.
£50.00 per person / day
Person with a learning disability
Anyone who has a learning disability attending in their own capacity or as a representative of an organisation as volunteer, member or employee.
£25.00 per person / day
Parent / Family Carer
Anyone who is an unpaid carer for a person with a learning disability. The person with a learning disability does not have to be with the person.
£25.00 per person / day
Paid Support
A paid carer supporting someone with a learning disability to attend the event who would not be able to attend/participate fully without support
£25.00 per person / day
Student
Anyone who is registered as a full or part time student not in employment
£25.00 per person / day
Date: 20/06/2019
Learning Disability Wales, 41 Lambourne Crescent Cardiff Business Park, Llanishen, Cardiff, CF14 5GG
Telephone 029 2068 1160 Fax 029 2075 2149 Email enquiries@ldw.org.uk
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