15 Aug 2019

Lámh Tutor Training Course 2020

This is an intensive training programme for professionals whose work largely involves supporting Lámh users and their families in a service setting and who plan to deliver Lámh Courses to staff members and families.

Dates for Tutor course are not confirmed, but pencilled in dates are last week of March and last week of April 2020. A Midlands venue is being considered - to support candidates travelling from all areas. It is important that there are candidates from all areas, and please note that this will be taken into consideration when allocating places.

Most Lámh training courses are delivered in service settings. Lámh Tutors deliver that training as part of their work as Speech & Language Therapists, Home Teachers, Pyschologists, Early Childhood Educators, Family Support Workers, RNIDs, Teachers and other professions. In this way the majority of Lámh training courses are funded through services, and families and staff members attending training will have access to ongoing links with the Lámh Tutor who delivered their training.

Lámh Tutors may deliver training privately from time to time - this only commences two years after they have trained as Tutors - so they have had plenty of opportunities to practice their skills.

Course Duration: 4 contact training days (delivered in 2 blocks of 2 days), followed by practical delivery of a Lámh Course

Course Content: How to use the materials provided to deliver Lámh Family training (3 course types). How to use the materials provided to deliver staff training: Module One and Add-On Workshops, and QQI Level 5 ‘Using Lámh in a Total Communication Approach’. Effective training skills. Running a Lámh Signing group. Individual sign training task. Team assignment.

Participants from the last Lámh Tutor Training programme said:

"Looking forward to implementing what I have learned and continuing to support a Total Communication Environment where I work, with some fresh ideas on how to do that!"

"I particularly liked the inclusion of a variety of speakers and the opportunity to discuss issues relating to working with adults as I work with children."

"The support from the Lamh office is excellent and a really important part of being a Lamh Tutor"

Learning Outcomes: On completion, participants are accredited to deliver the Little Lámh Workshop, Lámh Family Course and Part Two to families of Lámh users, the Module One Lámh Course with Add-on Workshops and the QQI Level 5 accredited Course ‘Using Lámh in a Total Communication Approach’ to staff members.

Accreditation Achieved: Lámh Tutor Accreditation and Registration

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