Course: Co-creating language with children with deafblindness
Imagine trying to communicate but constantly being misunderstood, or having your communication ignored. This is the reality for many children with deafblindness. Communicative expressions can be difficult to read for an untrained eye. This course will give you knowledge and tools to support tactile language development.
There are many ways for communication partners to support and help develop tactile language in dialogue with a child with congenital deafblindness. In this course, we focus especially on language development and children with congenital deafblindness. The parent’s perspective is important and will be represented in the program. A mother will share her experiences and together with her we discuss and learn about the needs parents have when it comes to support in developing communication with their children.
Based on the motto: if you can see it, you can support it, the course gives examples of how professionals and parents can see and recognise the child’s expressions, as well as how to respond to and co-create language together with a child in a tactile modality.
The course will cover themes and issues such as:
* Parents perspective
* Supporting parents
* Language development
* Tactile communication
* Video analysis
The course consists of lectures, group discussions, practical exercises, and video analysis.
Professionals, parents, and relatives who contributes to language development in children with a combined hearing and vision loss/deafblindness, sensory impairments or other functional impairments that could benefit from a tactile modality.
The course is based on the book If you can see it, you can support it. https://nordicwelfare.org/en/publikationer/if-you-can-see-it-you-can-support-it-a-book-on-tactile-language/
For those interested you can prepare for the course by watching our previous webinars in the series Tactile Language.
18– 20 April 2023, lunch to lunch.
Nordregio, Skeppsholmen, Stockholm, Sweden.
Last day for registration: March 10th, 2023.
The number of places is limited, so sign up as soon as possible.
The price of the course is 800 SEK, to be payed upon registration. Lunch is included.
All participants need to book their own hotel and travel. These costs are not included in the courses fee, and will be payed in full by the participants themselves.