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Introduction to Signalong

Delivery: In-Person
Duration: 1/2 day workshop
Audience: Professionals
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Understand the importance of supporting people who may be unable to verbally express their needs and preferences.

About This Course

As a support worker Signalong is a communication method necessary for supported people to communicate effectively using person-centred vocabulary.

Signalong is a key word sign-supported communication system based on BSL.

Signs are used in spoken English order and only key words are signed at the appropriate level.

It uses speech, sign,body language, facial expression and voice tone to reference the link between sign and word.


£110 per person

Who is it for?

For support practitioners who may be required to communicate with children, young people or adults alternative communication systems.

Our Trainers

Dawn Newlands has over 22 years of delivering training within the Health & Social Care sector.

She has worked with children & young people and adults with additional support needs both as a practitioner and senior manager.

Her style, knowledge and delivery of training is both supportive and thought provoking.

She believes strongly on the importance of quality assurance and getting the best out of people.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the methodology of Signalong
  • Learn how sign-supported communication systems supports children, young people and adults with speech, language and communication needs.
  • Develop the knowledge and confidence in using 60 core vocabulary signs to promote effective communication with the people you support.