Lámh is a manual sign system used by children and adults with intellectual disability and communication needs in Ireland.
Lámh is a type of augmentative or alternative communication system (AAC). A decision as to whether Lámh is the appropriate communication support for an individual is made only after an assessment has been carried out.
Lámh signs are based on Irish Sign Language (ISL). Speech is always used with Lámh signs. Lámh signs are used to support communication.
Signing can be useful because:
This course introduces Lámh as a means of supporting communication, enables teachers to become familiar with 100 signs and provides practical opportunities for teachers to engage in Lámh.
This course is provided by the Special Education Support Service in conjunction with registered Lámh tutors regionally.
This one day course is open to:
Refreshments and lunch will be provided.
Participants will require permission from the Board of Management to attend. Substitution for participating teachers will only be allowed by the Teacher Education Section, DES, for teachers with primary responsibility for student(s) with ASD and if it is deemed absolutely essential by the Principal.
TThis is a one-day course with a choice of five venues:
|October 17th 2011||Carlton Hotel (formerly Days) 19, Dublin Rd, Galway||
|October 24th 2011||Tralee Education Centre, Co. Kerry||10/10/2011|
|February 24th 2012||Navan Education Centre||10/02/2012|
|March 1st 2012||Drumcondra Education Centre, Dublin||16/02/2012|
|March 2nd 2012||Drumcondra Education Centre, Dublin||17/02/2012|
|March 12th 2012||Laois Ed. Centre Portlaoise||02/03/2012|
Navan Education Centre
This event takes place on 24 February 2012