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March 6th, 2017 by

AAC Courses

A number of courses have been announced on the AAC-Forum. Information about the forum can be found here: http://www.communicationmatters.org.uk/page/aac-forum

Details of the courses.

1. Advanced PODD course – April & Movements for Communication course – July

From Rosie Clark:

We still have a few spaces left on the 5 day advanced PODD course with Gayle Porter, being held in Surrey from the 3rd-7th April. This course is for anyone who has completed the 2 day course and gives detailed information about all aspects of PODD implementation and is a pre-requisite to becoming a PODD trainer.

We are also hosting a 2/3 day ‘Movements for Communication’ course in Surrey from the 24th – 25th/26th July. This course is being run by Fiona Beauchamp, an Occupational Therapist from the Cerebral Palsy Education Centre (CPEC) in Australia and will talk about teaching the movements needed to develop communication skills for people with neurological motor disorders (day 1 and 2) and sensory processing challenges (day 3). Participants can attend 1, 2 or 3 days.

Please email rosemaryvclark@hotmail.com if you are interested.


2. Upcoming literacy course – Jane Farrall

From Livvy Hepburn, Manor Mead School:

We are really excited to announce that Jane Farrall will be coming to run a one day workshop on ‘Literacy for all’ hosted by Manor Mead School in Surrey (In the Walton/Weybridge area) on 24th May. For more information please contact Alice Chandler – alice@manor-mead.surrey.sch.uk

We are looking to get an idea of numbers and are asking for anybody who is interested to please contact us with expressions of interest by Wednesday 15th March.


3. Specialist training for practitioners working with MSI children and young people in mainstream settings

From Steve Rose, Sense:

We are pleased to announce, that in partnership with NatSIP, Sense and Surrey Physical Sensory Support Service we  will be piloting a new course: Specialist training for practitioners working with MSI children and young people in mainstream settings. This 2 day course will run between Monday 27 and Tuesday 28 March 2017, 09:30-15:30 at Quadrant Court, Guildford Road, Woking GU22 7QQ.

If you are interested in booking a place please contact Rachel.Roberston@sense.org.uk
Discounted places are available for NatSIP affiliated organisations.