"Watch Your Language" – free seminars for those working with young people with speech, language and communication impairments
Afasic, the national charity supporting young people with speech, language and communication impairments, has been funded by the DfES to work on a project raising awareness in youth organisations about these impairments and their impact on all aspects of the lives of young people affected by them.
Afasic will be offering a series of free training seminars for organisations working with young people, to raise awareness amongst staff and volunteers about the nature and impact of speech and language impairments and provide some strategies for working with these young people. Free training material will be available for participants. Early booking is advised.
Who should attend? All organisations which offer a recreational or leisure service to young people 11+, and services supporting young people at risk. In particular, the training will be relevant for national training officers, disability co-ordinators, strategic and regional managers, and managers of youth provision at a local level. Participants will be equipped with a training package to use within their own organisations.
This training, which is funded by the DfES, will be delivered by Dr Amanda Kirby of the Dyscovery Centre, Cardiff.
Dates and locations:
Tuesday, May 15th 2007 – Exeter
Wednesday, June 27th 2007 – Cambridge
Wednesday, November 7th 2007 – Newcastle upon Tyne
Thursday, November 8th 2007 – York
Wednesday, November 28th 2007 – Reading
Wednesday,February 6th 2008 – Nottingham
Seminars will run from 1pm- 4pm. Registration and light refreshments from 12 noon.
For more information and to book a place, visit the Afasic website.