Improving communication through touch with children and adults who have additional learning needs (Bangor)

Date: 23.01.2020
Location: Bangor

This course addresses the importance and progressiveness of working with Touch as a way of communicating understanding, safety and respite from a foundation of affection and sensitive caring to those who have additional learning needs including autism.

During this one day experience you will learn the neuroscience behind the importance of affective touch in terms of how the individual adapts to the environment / the child’s psychological development / motor, cognitive and affective development / the development of language and of healthy behaviour and appropriate socialisation.

Course aims:

The aims are to give you a good grounding in working with the Sense of Touch as well as a springboard into creative movement techniques for building trust and relationship, for easing anxiety and developing a sense of joy. This grounding can be implemented into your work with both children and adults.

Designed for:

This course is for all helping professionals such as support workers, social workers; teachers, Parents as well as psychologists and therapists. It is for you if you care for someone at home or as a job.

About the trainer:

Karen Woodley is a Registered Dance Movement Psychotherapist and Clinical Supervisor working with psychotherapeutic counsellors and the health professions. She has a wealth of experience with clients who have learning disabilities. Karen was the lead training coordinator and senior session leader at the Touch Trust where she organised, presented and delivered their accredited training programme, ran parent groups and their one day workshops for communicating through touch.

 

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
PPerson 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: 23/01/2020
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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