Direct work with children: an introduction – 1 day

Aim:

An interactive training day to facilitate learning in communicating with children and young people aged 0 – 18yrs old.

Learning Outcomes:

Participants will be offered the opportunity to:

  • Understand different ways of communicating, verbal, non verbal including touch and play
  • Understand the development of communication from birth with developmental milestones focusing on language development
  • Explore the importance of understanding communication in child observation
  • Learn techniques for overcoming blocks in verbal communication
  • Develop understanding of the issues in communicating with children with sensory loss and with learning difficulties
  • Learn the application of this knowledge to practice in assessment and intervention
  • Learn the influence of own communication on children
  • Create a work plan to take new knowledge and skills into the workplace.