Lámh (Sign Communication System), Primary & Post Primary

Post-Primary Autism Courses
Date Venue
4th October 2017 Blackrock Education Centre
4th October 2017 Cork Education Support Centre
4th October 2017 Galway Education Centre
5th October 2017 Donegal Education Centre
5th October 2017 Navan Education Centre
22nd November 2017 Mayo Education Centre
1st December 2017 Tralee Education Centre
5th December 2017 Wexford Education Centre
19th October 2017 Athlone Education Centre
19th October 2017 Carrick on Shannon Education Centre
24th January 2018 Dublin West Education Centre
24th January 2018 Limerick Education Centre
24th January 2018 Sligo Education Centre
30th January 2018 Kilkenny Education Centre
20th February 2018 Kildare Education Centre
21st February 2018 Drumcondra Education Centre
21st February 2018 Waterford Teachers Centre
Registration: 8.45 AM
Seminar begins: 9.15 AM
Seminar concludes : 4.00 PM

Please note the finish time of this course. Attendance for the full day is required in order to obtain the Lámh Level One certificate.
This certificate will be required should you wish to progress to the Lámh Level One Add-on Course.

Course Description

Lámh is a manual sign system used by children and adults with intellectual disability and communication needs in Ireland. It 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.

 

Expected Outcomes

Participants will:

  • 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 use

  • Participate effectively in an established Lámh environment

 

Course Overview / Content

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. The course is provided by the Special Education Support Service in conjunction with registered Lámh tutors regionally.

 

Information for Applicants

This course is open to

  • Teachers working with Lámh users in a mainstream setting or special school
  • Participants will require permission from the Board of Management to attend. Typically, substitution for this seminar will only be allowed to classroom teachers with primary responsibility for students with a special educational need and if it is deemed absolutely essential by the Principal
  • Typically substitution will only be allocated to non - substitute teachers
  • Payment is not available to teachers in a substitute capacity
  • Please note the finish time of this course
  • Attendance for the full day is required in order to obtain the Lámh Level One certificate, this certificate will be required should you wish to progress to the Lámh Level One Add-on Course.

 

Refreshments and lunch will be provided.