Creative communication through sign and gesture: Helping children achieve their potential
27 November 2019, 5:30 pm–8:00 pm
To celebrate the launch of Dr Nicola Grove and Dr Kaisa Launonen's new book, Manual Sign Acquisition in Children with Developmental Disabilities, the UCL Centre for Inclusive Education is hosting an evening of talks, Q&As and networking opportunities.
Centre for Inclusive Education (CIE)
Room 642UCL Institute of Education (IOE)20 Bedford WayLondonWC1H 0AL
The aim of this event is to develop awareness of the role of sign and gesture in helping children develop their communication and language skills, at a time when digital and technical approaches are often promoted as the main solution to their problems.
The practical focus of the evening means that it will be relevant to families as well as education and health professionals, researchers, and speech and language therapists.
Multimodality - the implications of adopting a truly multi-modal approach that values sign and gesture
Attitudes and school environments
Relationship between KWS and sign language
Signing with children who are deaf/ blind
Gail Deuce and Steve Grove
Intervention - how using sign and gesture helps children with discussion and creative language skills
Charlotte Parkhouse and Gareth Smith