Communication Strategies for People with Learning Disabilities


This training session is aimed at frontline workers who may wish to understand more about, good communication with people with a learning disability.
They will look at different strategies and take the opportunity to discuss any issues and think about how they can apply the strategies in the workplace.

How Long is the Course?

Half Day

Who is the Course Aimed at?

Frontline Workers

Learning Outcomes

Candidates will learn:-

  • The importance of a good foundation in developing good brain architecture
  • What is good communication
  • Typical Communication problems
  • The importance of a Person-Centred approach
  • The different strategies to enhance the level of communication
  • Maximising the hearing environment
  • Using Familiar Vocabulary
  • Making Negatives Positives
  • Reframing
  • Distinguishing between Metaphorical and Literal Language

Course Outline

  • Examine how issues / problems in upbringing can affect brain architecture and the impact this can have in later life
  • What constitutes good communication and delegates will watch a video produced by 3 people with learning disabilities and the importance of good communication to them
  • Typical communication problems and why communication can breakdown thinking about congenital, psychological, and developmental impairments.
  • Importance of a person-centred approach in improving communication with an individual with a learning disability
  • Strategies for improving communication with someone with a learning disability using exercises and video clips to emphasize the strategies

This will be an interactive session to allow delegates to relate issues they may have come across in practice.


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