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Tuesday 23 April 2019
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Communicating with people with learning disabilities

Practical approaches to supporting communication

A BILD CPD Learning and Development Day

This event will enable participants to gain insight into the complexities of communication for people with learning disabilities and explore ways to reduce barriers to communication.

Communication is such an important feature of everyone’s life. The day will provide the knowledge and understanding to support people with learning disabilities with a person centred way to communicate effectively.

Learning outcomes 
At the end of this event delegates will be able to: 

  • Understand why and how we communicate
  • Know about the barriers and what stops people communicating.
  • Know about and how to use different methods of communication
  • Understand how to support people with learning disabilities to communicate including people with complex needs
  • Be able to use person centered methods of gathering and recording information


Who should attend? 

Anyone who is supporting people with learning disabilities.The day will explain that good and effective communication will mean good support and better lives for the people with learning disabilities.

Programme of the day 

  • Why do we communicate?
  • How do we communicate?
  • What stops communication?
  • How can we support people to communicate?
    Tools, techniques and resources we can use 
  • Person centered methods of gathering and recording communication information 
  • How do we support people to communicate with complex needs?  
  • What do I need to do to support people to communicate?


British Institute of Learning Disabilities
Birmingham Research Park
97 Vincent Drive
B15 2SQ
Tel: 0121 415 6960

Our offices are easily accessible by both car and public transport, located a short walk from Birmingham University train station and just off the A38. There is also a bus stop very close by. The link below gives full details about how to find us, as well as using a sat-nav and link to use in a mobile phone map App.


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This event has been CPD Certified

Attendance will allow you to gain CPD points towards your Continuous Professional Development requirements.


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Event Price:

£95.00 + VAT 

How to book a place at this event

Use the booking form

Download the booking form above, fill it in online, save and send to us by email to learning@bild.org.uk, or fill in the form by hand and return by fax to 0121 415 6999 or post it to: 

BILD Birmingham Research Park, 97 Vincent Drive, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2SQ.

Book by telephone

For more information or to book a place by telephone, please call the Events Team on 0121 415 6970

Or book online

You can book online by clicking on the button below. 

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If you need help just call us on 0121 415 6970

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