An Introduction to British Sign Language
• This course is for those who would like to communicate with deaf people, either professionally or personally, but who have no signing skills.
• It will teach you the importance of hand shapes, and visual expressions and give you an insight into the way this language is structured.
• This course is designed to introduce you to the basic principles of British Sign Language (BSL), and to present methods of communicating with people who are profoundly deaf or who are sign language users.
• The course includes lots of group and pair work.
• It is recommended that you practise your skills between the lessons.
How long does the course run?
• 20 hours, one evening a week for 10 weeks.
Kate Rowley Training Course – How do Deaf children develop language?
When: 7th October 2017 10am – 4pm
Where: Sarratt Village Hall, WD3
£85.00 before 15th May 2017.
£100 from 15th May until 25th June 2017.
This course will explain how deaf children develop sign language, discussing in detail the ages and stages of language development. The effects of late language development as well as atypical language (language disorders) will be discussed. Parallels and differences between sign and spoken language acquisition will be covered over the duration of the course. As part of the course, video clips of deaf children’s sign language will be shown. There will be taught sessions as well as opportunities to discuss things in a group.
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Occupational Demands Workshop
When: 16th September 2017 10am – 4pm
Where: Sarratt Village Hall, WD3
£80.00 before 30th April 2017.
£100 from 30th April until 1st September 2017.
An intensive 1 day course focusing on the occupational demands of being a Sign Language Interpreter, how to recognise, manage and prevent common work related injuries and their impact on the individual.
Attendees will leave with:
- An understanding of the mechanisms behind common occupational injuries
- An understanding and knowledge of good ergonomics, joint protection, posture and key principals for keeping fit and healthy for work and the future
- Practical ways to help ensure occupational longevity
Aims & Outcomes:
- Discussion of the common mechanisms of injury in the upper limb in Sign Language interpreters
- Clinical evidence of common injuries, their assessment, treatment and prevention in this selected population
- Brief review of biomechanics and ergonomics in relation to common occupational related injuries
- Practical sessions on how to maintain optimal fitness for work covering: strength and conditioning and stretch/flexibility and relaxation.
- The effects of Psychological factors and stress on pain
Sarah Claridge Qualified with BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy degree from the University of Hertfordshire in 2005. With over 11 years clinical experience working in the NHS and Private sectors and specialising in the Musculoskeletal field as a clinical lead. She has completed numerous post graduate qualifications in Acupuncture, Radiological interpretations, Haematological interpretation, Certified APPI Pilates Instructor, Manual Handling and Risk assessment to name a few.
Samantha Pirie Qualified with BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy degree from the University of Brighton in 2009. Over 7 years clinical experience in both NHS and Privately sectors specialising within the musculoskeletal field. Certified APPI Pilates instructor since 2012 teaching clinical Pilates through to performance Pilates. Post graduate training includes acupuncture, CRPS, manual therapy, tendinopathies, post surgical rehabilitation, and the neuroscience of pain.