Malahide Community School, Adult EducationLámh Module 1 Course (Certified)

Lámh Module 1 Course (Certified)

North Dublin County
€ 110
2 nights
Part Time and Evening
Tuesday 6.30 - 9.30
Start Date: 15/10/2024

Course description

Lámh Module 1 Course. Module 1 is a standalone course. Details below.

What is Lámh? Lámh is a manual sign language system designed for children and adults with intellectual disabilities and communication needs in Ireland.

This course is for Staff working with children and adults, with special needs, who use Lámh to enhance their communication. It is very suitable for Teachers, SNAs, Social Care Workers, PAs and Preschool & AIMS staff, Volunteers and others, who work in preschools, mainstream and special schools, adult support services and other settings. It may also suit parents and family members.

Participants must attend all 3 sessions, which comprises the full certified Lámh Module 1 Course. The course materials include LÁMH Module 1 books, LÁMH Certificate and the LÁMH Signs-online digital resource.

Course Content

This course covers an Introduction to Communication, Implementing Lámh at home, preschool, classroom, work & other settings, learning 100+ signs, communication breakdown with people with children and adults with a disability.


Module One is for those who:

  • Require an introduction to Lámh
  • Have started to work in an environment where Lámh is used
  • Have specific contact periods with Lámh users
  • Do not need the 580 signs (yet)

Aims & Objectives By the end of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Use the 100 signs from the Module One Book
  • Use Lámh as an effective communication tool
  • Contribute to assessment or decision making around Lámh
  • Participate effectively in an established Lámh environment.
  • Use Lámh as part of a Total Communication approach.

Where does Module One fit in with the rest of the Lámh training courses?

  • An Accredited Lámh Course
  • Can be taken as a stand-alone course
  • Module 1 is a requirement to undertake the QQI (formerly FETAC) Level 5 Course Using Lámh in the Context of a Total Communication Approach.
  • Is designed for those working in an environment where Lámh is used.

What will it cover?

  • 100 Module One Lámh signs
  • Communication and the impact of communication breakdown
  • Implementing a Signing programme in your setting
  • Setting up a Signing environment
  • Development of Lámh

Course Start Day, Date & Time: See our website for dates and times

The course will run on Tuesday nights x 2 nights, 6.30 pm – 9.30pm. (6 hours)

Course Start Day, Date & Time:

Course 1: Tuesday 15th October & Tuesday 22nd of October

from 6.30 pm – 9.30pm. (6 hours)


Course 2: Tuesday 26th November & Tuesday 3rd December

from 6.30 pm – 9.30pm. (6 hours)

Cost: €110 (including all materials & Lámh Signs online, LÁMH Certificate.

Course Format: Face to Face, with an option for the Course to switch to online, if necessary.

Places on the course are limited to 12, with priority being given to those supporting a child or adult using Lámh.

Course Duration: Two evenings

Enrolment: opens on Monday the 12th of August at 11am. You can enrol through our website

Tutor: Margaret Farrell,

Lámh Tutor and Speech and Language Therapist, CORU

For more information on Lámh, go to

Margaret Farrell, from the Rep of Ireland, is a practitioner and consultant in Disability Services.

Margaret holds B.A. Hons. Degree from Trinity College Dublin, in Speech and Language Therapy 1982.  A M.Sc. Human Communication, University College London 1996, and M. A. in Health Service Management, University College Dublin 2004.

Margaret has worked for many years with people with communication challenges and with disabilities. Her ambition is to support people to develop their communication skills, use their voice to express opinions, make choices and informed decisions in their lives and make themselves heard in their community.

Publications include: Translating quality of life into service action: use of personal outcome measures in the Republic of Ireland Authors: Bob McCormack & Margaret Farrell BILD Dec 2009.


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