Lámh (Sign Communication System), Primary & Post Primary

Primary Autism Courses
Date Venue
4th October 2019 Blackrock Education Centre
8th October 2019 West Cork Education Centre
16th October 2019 Galway Education Centre
18th October 2019 Sligo Education Centre
24th October 2019 Navan Education Centre
11th November 2019 Monaghan Education Centre
12th November 2019 Waterford Teachers Centre
15th November 2019 Cork Education Support Centre
28th November 2019 Tralee Education Centre
3rd December 2019 Donegal Education Centre
4th December 2019 Dublin West Education Centre
3rd February 2020 Limerick Education Centre
4th February 2020 Kilkenny Education Centre
6th February 2020 Athlone Education Centre
13th February 2020 Kildare Education Centre
25th February 2020 Drumcondra Education Centre
26th February 2020 Clare Education 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 National Council for Special Education (NCSE) 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.