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.
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 www.malahidecsadulted.ie 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 30th January and Tuesday 6th March
from 6.30 pm – 9.30pm. (6 hours)
Course 2: Tuesday 19th March and Tuesday 26th March
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 the 6th of December at 10am. You can enrol through our website www.malahidecsadulted.ie
Tutor: Margaret Farrell,
Lámh Tutor and Speech and Language Therapist, CORU
For more information on Lámh, go to www.lamh.org
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.