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Develop your communication skills and make a difference

Gain practical tips for working with people with communication disability in your setting

“Extremely useful course for increasing my knowledge, confidence and practical skills" (Occupational Therapist)

Working with people who have communication difficulties can be challenging for both you and the person who has the communication impairment. This day will give you a greater understanding of what it's like to live with a communication disability. It will offer you practical suggestions to deal with the challenges you face in your day to day work role. Though this training focuses on people who have had a stroke, the ideas and techniques you will gain can be used with a wide range of people with communication disabilities in a variety of settings. By the end of the course you'll be inspired to have more conversations, more involvement and more fun with people who have difficulty talking.

Who is the course for?

Anyone who wishes to enhance their practical communication skills.  This might include care workers, counsellors, dieticians, doctors, information officers, nurses, occupational therapists, PALS officers, physiotherapists, psychologists, rehabilitation assistants, social workers, speech and language therapists.

What will you gain from attending the course?

  • You will have increased knowledge of the issues and challenges that face people who have communication disability.
  • You will be able to use new techniques to communicate effectively and compassionately with people with communication disability – practical tips for use in your own setting.
  • You will gain practical tips for having productive enjoyable conversations with people who have difficulty talking.
  • You will have increased awareness and skills to change your working environment and practices to make them accessible to people who have communication disability.
What people have said about this course

"Excellent.  Have loads of ideas which I will put into action tomorrow and develop over the next month/year…"  (Occupational Therapist)

"Brilliant – insightful and very helpful!"  (Rehabilitation Assistant)

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Quick info

18 June 2008

10.00am - 4.30pm (registration from 9.30am)

Accredited by RCP and RCN

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Course code

DIFF0308

Cost

£125

Venue

Connect, 16-18 Marshalsea Road, London SE1 1HL

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Royal College of Physicians accredited for 5 or 6 CPD credits

Approved by the Royal College of Nursing accreditation unit for 5 study hours per day