This course aims to introduce a range of communication methods and strategies when working with children and young people.


  • To increase competence and confidence in consulting with disabled children and young people, particularly about their views, wishes and feelings
  • To introduce participants to different approaches to communication, within a clear value framework

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Recognise a wide range of communication methods as valid
  • Apply the social model of disability to children's communication
  • Sign a basic introduction to a child
  • Identify barriers to consultation with disabled children
  • Use a range of strategies to overcome these barriers
  • Seek further information and resources locally and nationally


£180 + VAT inclusive of lunch, refreshments and all course material.


Communication Systems in use with Children in England and Wales