Those who try to implement a Total Communication approach to communication difficulties need to have at their disposal a range of AAC methods to meet the differing needs of different individuals.
Sign-supported communication provides a practical and cost-effective method of developing communication skills, especially where the individual concerned has a measure of motor and visual ability. Even where the individual has little opportunity for expression through sign, it can enhance the understanding of spoken language by providing additional visual information. It is particularly applicable to learning disabilities and autism.
Several signing systems are available, of which Signalong has the largest published vocabulary. This session will give participants an opportunity to learn some signs through practical demonstration.