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Facilitating the Development of Communication, Language and Social Skills for Your Child

For professionals working with children with special needs.

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Description

Communicating with children with speech, language and communicative impairments requires some skills in using the multi-modal approach. This approach incorporates multiple modalities of communication such as speech, gestures, picture boards to facilitate expressive and receptive language skills.

Using a multi-modal communication makes language more concrete and less transient and hence facilitates better cognitive processing of language. Providing a multi-sensory input for language also enables better support for emerging literacy and numeracy skill development.

This workshop will focus on the use of Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) as a mode to facilitate the development of communication, language and social skills for your child.

Key Areas

 

  • Introduction to AAC systems for communication
  • How to choose an appropriate AAC system for your child
  • Communication strategies using AAC devices
  • Concept of Aided Language Stimulation

 

Learning Outcomes

 

By the end of the programme, participants will be able to: 

  • Review the different types of AAC systems available for use with children having speech & language impairments
  • Analyse the different pre-requisite skills for choosing an AAC system
  • Apply specific communication strategies using AAC devices
  • Use the concept of Aided Language Stimulation (ALS) with children to facilitate their receptive language skills

Prerequisites

 Full fee applies for professionals working with children  with special needs.