Category Archives: Communication

Supporting People with Learning Disabilities who have Dementia and Sight Loss

Course information:

A one-day workshop for Rehabilitation Officers and support staff working with people who have Dementia and may be experiencing Sight difficulties this course is designed to give an overview of Dementia and common sight conditions experienced by older people.

It will then look at behaviours associated with sight loss where people are non-verbal or have difficulty explaining what is happening to them as their sight deteriorates.

The course will then touch on potential sight testing methods and look at adaptations to daily practice and the care environment to improve support.

This one-day course is delivered through a series of presentations and some group work. It is available in-house for 20 people or as an external workshop.

Who should attend?

  • Dementia Support workers
  • Home Managers
  • ROVIs
  • Learning Disability Support Workers working with people who have Down’s Syndrome  or older people with learning disabilities
  • Occupational Therapists and other related professionals

Cost:

  • In-house course £600 + VAT
  • External workshops £100 + VAT

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Putting Vision into Health Action Planning

Course information:

Image: Putting Vision into Health Action PlanningAll people with Learning Disabilities should now have a Health Action Plan and Annual Health Check, This course explores the importance of assessing vision as part of this process and determining whether further support is needed. about a third of people with Learning disabilities could be certificated as Visually impaired another third require glasses or other visual aids.

This one-day course looks at the importance of including vision in health action planning and will identify the key issues for health care facilitators.

It is available in-house for 20 people and includes handouts and resource information to take home.

Who should attend?

All health care facilitators or staff with a facilitation role. Parents and family carers are especially welcome

Costs:

  • In-house course £600 + VAT

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Developing and Maintaining Communication Methods with People who have Profound and Multiple Disabilities

Course information:Image: Communication Method Multiple Disabilities

This one-day course will cover the basic theories of zoning, intensive interaction and developmental communication.

Whilst applying those to practical methods of communication for supporting and developing choice and control using real life case studies of people with profound and multiple learning disabilities both of whom have additional sensory problems.

Who should attend?

This course is open to all Health and Social Care professionals, parents and family carers are especially welcome. The course has been extensively updated to support IMCA’s IMHA’s & advocates.

It is available in-house for 20 people or as an external workshop.

Cost:

  • In-house course £600 + VAT
  • External workshops £100 + VAT
  • Cost includes handouts and resource information

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