In Practice – a practical approach to developing tactile sign language skills (three-day course)
Who is it for?
- Professionals who are working directly to support tactile sign language development
- People who have an existing knowledge of sign language. Able to sign at a level required for the environment in which you work - signs will not be taught on the course.
What is tactile signing?
- Tactile signing is a method used by people who cannot access sign language through the use of vision, or who would benefit from the use of additional tactual information
- It can be the tactile adaptation of an existing sign language like British Sign Language (BSL) for example
- It can also be used to communicate and interact with people who do not use a formal language, through touch, movement and idiosyncratic signs
- To equip participant’s with a foundation knowledge of language development, and their application in tactile signing
- To identify and apply tactile strategies to tactile signing situations
- To become a confident communication partner
- How to foster early tactile communication development
- How to adapt your communication to interact effectively with deafblind people
- How to support children to develop from pre-linguistic to linguistic tactile communication
- Practical considerations and different approaches
Steve Rose – Head of Children’s Specialist Services, Sense
Sophie Morsley – MSI Consultant Speech & Language Therapist, Sense
Graham Nolan – Senior Trainer/Practitioner, Sense
Cost per delegate £350
10.00am - 4pm each day
Course dates and venues
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First published: Friday 9 December 2016
Updated: Monday 13 March 2017