Course Overview:

Effective communication is at the core of personalised services – staff need to learn how to communicate with the people they support, in a way that is meaningful for each individual.  Participants on this course will enhance their practical communication skills and learn new strategies to improve communication with people with learning disabilities. Participants will explore the importance of effective listening skills and non-verbal communication and will identify practice improvements for their own workplace.

 

Target Group:

All staff who work with people with learning disabilities

 

Aim:

  • To increase your knowledge and use of practical communication skills when working with people with learning disabilities

 

Outcomes:

By the end of the session candidates will:

  • Have an awareness of multi modal approaches to communication
  • Understand some of the communication difficulties experienced by people with learning disabilities
  • Understand some different types of non verbal communication, including intensive interaction and sensory stories
  • Understand what is meant by “accessible information”
  • Have practised using communication skills with people with learning disabilities.

 

Qualifications & Credit Framework

This session will provide participants with some underpinning knowledge that is relevant to the following QCF units:

  • LD 201 Understand the context of supporting individuals with learning disabilities
  • HSC 026 Implement person centred approaches in health and social care
  • HSC3029 Support individuals with specific communication needs
  • SHC21 Introduction to communication in health, social care or children and young people’s setting
  • SHC 31 Promote communication in health, social care or children and young people’s setting
  • HSC3029 Support individuals with specific communication needs

 

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