Communicating Through Touch

Course Aims

This one day workshop will help those that care for someone with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) or a learning disability to use touch to help communication, relaxation and the relief of stress and anxiety.

The techniques you will learn during this workshop will help you and the person you care for engage and communicate together, relieve stress and feel more positive.

The techniques explored on this course centre on touch, communication and relaxation and will be useful tools that carers and parents can use in everyday situations.

Course incudes:

  • How to build up trust before touch is introduced
  • Intensive interaction
  • Specific techniques to engage with someone with ASD using voice, sound and touch
  • The effects of music
  • Guidelines for appropriate use of touch and holistic massage.

Designed for:

Anyone in a support or caring role for someone who has an Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) or a learning disability.

This course is facilitated by experienced session leaders fromTouch Trust

Social Care and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014

This course helps individuals and organisations meet the Common Considerations for Care and Support Planning (Part 4 Code of Practice).

Learning Disability Wales' Training is part of our Valued Lives project

Valued Lives Web     WG Part Funded

Forthcoming Training dates


Member rate £137
Non Member £158
Person with a learning disability £53
Parent or family carer £53
Paid carer supporting someone on the day £53