Using Visuals to help with communication

How to do it properly to help the child in your class, or the person in your care communicate with others - AND reduce anxiety and frustration. (For everyone!)

This course which is created and delivered by a Senior Speech & Language Therapist (SLP in the USA) covers the steps required to create and support someone who cannot speak for themselves, by using Visual aids.

Although this may seem straight-forward, doing it properly involves a lot of 'Light-Bulb' moments and insights which are not normally apparent.

This course will be of benefit to:

Special Needs Assistants, Special Education Teachers, or Class Teachers who have people in their class who have communication difficulties.

Family members and carers of people with non-verbal communication needs

Nurses and Professional Care staff who wish to support patients in their care

This course covers:
1. How to Make Visuals
2. Choices
3. Visual Schedules
4. Key Teaching Strategies

You may already be trying to, or have been recommended to use visual communication tools by a professional for someone in your care. If so, this course will assist you.

If you have stumbled across this course by way of an internet search as your loved one has had an accident or illness which has caused them to lose their voice, it will give you a quick primer of things to do to help them as soon as possible.


Your Instructor

Marijke Morris
Marijke Morris

Marijke is the Lead Clinician for CATTS. She has more than 19 years experience in Speech and Language Therapy.

She qualified and worked in South Africa before moving to Ireland in 2001. Her degree also includes qualification as an Audiologist. She founded CATTS in late 2009 after several years with the HSE.

Her experience includes working as part of multidisciplinary teams in general Private Practice, Intellectual Disability, Visual Impairment and Autistic Spectrum Disorder, with a wide variety of ages and disorders.

As well as extensive direct clinical experience in Early Intervention, management and supervision, she provides SLT supervision and mentoring to other therapists.

Marijke also has experience in Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC), including Lamh (signing), the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) and high tech communication devices. Marijke is trained in the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS), which assesses social and communicative behaviour associated with autism.

Marijke is certified to present the Hanen parent training programmes It Takes Two to Talk, More Than Words and TalkAbility. She is also a certified Lamh tutor.

She has a special interest in paediatric Speech & Language Therapy, food aversion and professional development. Marijke is registered with the Irish Association of Speech and Language Therapists (IASLT) and the International Association of Logopedics and Phonetica (IALP).

She is chairperson of the Independent Speech-Language Therapists of Ireland (ISTI).

Course Curriculum

  How to Make Visuals
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  Offering Choices
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  Visual Schedules
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  Key Teaching Strategies
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Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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