This workshop provides an overview of deafblindness, definitions and diversity and is designed to cover communication and access to information issues in various settings and can be tailor-made according to your type of service or business.
Each workshop explores the impacts of dual sensory loss, and how to support staff to identify deafblind people and enhance their skills, awareness and confidence to use effective communication strategies, understanding that the quality of their communication relationships can have a significant impact on interaction, intervention and customer service.
They will also provide a related case study or scenario to discuss, and opportunities to reflect on current practices and key areas where practice can be improved.
Who the workshop is for:
This workshop is designed for any social, healthcare, private and public service providers and will support their diversity and equality training needs.
What the workshop covers:
- Overview of Deafblindness
- Definitions and Diversity
- Simulation Exercises
- Impacts of Deafblindness
- How to identify a Deafblind Person
- Communication Methods
- Communication Tactics
- How to provide Accessible Formats
- Support and Equipment
- Case Studies related to Settings
- Reflection on Current Practice
- Good Practice Guidelines
All workshop participants receive a comprehensive Hand-out and Certificate of Training