Sign Supported Communication Course

02nd March 2020

Our practical training is ideal for those looking to improve their communication with children and young people with disabilities. No prior knowledge is necessary.

The three day course will focus on signing using British Sign Language (BSL) as part of a total communication system including speech, body language, facial expression and tone of voice. We will look at what communication is, why we use it and how communication affects people with disabilities.

Participants will learn a range of useful signs for everyday life.

Price: £100

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Sign Supported Communication Course

03rd March 2020

Our practical training is ideal for those looking to improve their communication with children and young people with disabilities. No prior knowledge is necessary.

The three day course will focus on signing using British Sign Language (BSL) as part of a total communication system including speech, body language, facial expression and tone of voice. We will look at what communication is, why we use it and how communication affects people with disabilities.

Participants will learn a range of useful signs for everyday life.

Price: £100

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Elklan Speech and Language Support for 5-11’s Taster Session

03rd March 2020

Elklan Speech and Language Support for 5-11’s Taster: What is Communication?
Date: Tuesday 3 March
Time: 4.30-6.30pm

Price: £10

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Understanding the Impact of the Environment for Children with Autism

04th March 2020

Understanding the Impact of the Environment for Children with Autism 

Date: Wednesday 4th March

Time: 5-6.30pm

Price: £45

Children with autism may experience difficulties in managing their responses to sensory information from their environment. This can result in struggling to focus and attend as well as behave appropriately in classroom situations.

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Sleep Success - One Day Workshop

12th March 2020

Sleep Success

This is a one day workshop offering an introduction into the behavioural approach to sleep.  We are offering the workshop on either 12 March 2020, 9.30am-2.30pm OR 18 June 2020, 9.30am-2.30pm.

The workshop is held at Seashell Trust, Stanley Road, Cheadle Hulme, SK8 6RQ.

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Sleep Better

This five-week course offers parent/carers evidence-based strategies and group support.

The course runs on Thursdays, 10am - 12 noon, on the following dates:

23 January 2020

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Elklan Speech and Language Support for 5-11s

21st April 2020

Elklan Speech and Language Support for 5-11s
Dates and times:
Ten consecutive sessions beginning Tuesday 21st April, 4.30-6.30pm
Price: £375

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Signalong Course

23rd April 2020

Our 12 week Signalong course runs on Thursdays, commencing 23 April, running until 16 July 2020
Choice of two courses, 1-3pm OR 3.30-5.30pm

Cost: £120

If you’re supporting a person with communication difficulties as a result learning disabilities, attending our Signalong course could have a big impact.  Signalong uses signs and symbols to help people communicate. It’s designed to support spoken language and the signs and symbols are used with speech in spoken word order.

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Sensory Processing and Communication Taster Session

29th April 2020

Sensory Processing and CommunicationTaster Session
Date: Wednesday 29th April
Time: 5-7pm
Price: £15

Do you want to have greater understanding around sensory processing and communication challenges to better support children in the classroom?

Our course will give learners increased knowledge of sensory difficulties and how to ensure children access strategies of support. It will also unpick sensory-related behaviours and share tips on how to support children to communicate effectively; enabling their needs to be met.

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Makaton Foundation Workshop

07th May 2020

Makaton Foundation Workshop

Dates: Thursday 7th and 14th May

Times: 09.30 – 16.00

Price: £150 for professionals, subsidised places for parent/ carers at £75

Lunch and refreshments provided

Makaton has transformed the lives of children and adults with a range of different communication difficulties. It’s designed to support spoken language – signs are used with speech, in spoken word order to help children and adults to communicate.  

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Signalong Two Day Course

11th May 2020

Signalong is a key word sign-supported communication system based on British sign language. Signalong is a total communication system and is used in spoken word order. It uses speech, sign, body language, facial expression and voice tone to reference the link between sign and word.

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Signalong Two Day Course

08th June 2020

Signalong is a key word sign-supported communication system based on British sign language. Signalong is a total communication system and is used in spoken word order. It uses speech, sign, body language, facial expression and voice tone to reference the link between sign and word.

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Yoga and Mindfulness for Autism

17th June 2020

Yoga and Mindfulness for Autism 
Date: Wednesday 17th June
Time: 5-6.30pm
Price: £45

This session will focus on how to support children and young people with autism, and specifically sensory processing challenges, to use yoga for self-regulation. It will explore how yoga and mindfulness can help promote a state of calm, releasing tension within the body. This session is ideal for education staff looking to introduce yoga promote calm in the learning environment.

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