Develop your communication skills and make a difference

Location: London

Speakers: Kate Swinburn, Sally McVicker and Marian Jennings

Dates: 4 October 2005 for 1 day


30 January 2006
for 1 day

Course reference number: DIFF1005
Cost: £125

About the course

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.

This course has been accredited by the Royal College of Physicians for 5 CPD credits

Who is the course for?

Anyone working in medical, social and voluntary settings (including nurses, therapists, therapy assistants, doctors, volunteers, day centre and social services staff)

What will you get from attending the course?

A better understanding of what communication difficulty is

Insight into what it’s really like to live with communication difficulty

Practical tips for working with people with communication difficulties in your setting

Techniques and ideas to have good conversations with people who have difficulty talking

A toolkit for getting to know the person behind the communication difficulty.

Other information

Tea and coffee and lunch provided

All course materials provided

Course time 10.00am – 4.30pm

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


About the speakers and facilitators
We have a skilled team of researchers, practitioners and people living with stroke and aphasia who contribute to Connect training events. In addition we draw on the experiences and expertise of other practitioners who know what it takes to bring about practical change for complex issues. To find out more about the speakers click here.

How to apply for training events
To find out more about the individual courses and conferences click on the links in this section or contact Carole Cross.

Application form
To book on any of the courses, please click here for an application form.