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Creative communication through sign and gesture: Helping children achieve their potential

5:30 pm to 8:00 pm, 27 November 2019

Deaf sign language

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.

Event Information

Open to

All

Availability

Yes

Cost

£10.00

Organiser

Centre for Inclusive Education (CIE)

Location

Room 642
UCL Institute of Education (IOE)
20 Bedford Way
London
WC1H 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.

Talks

Multimodality - the implications of adopting a truly multi-modal approach that values sign and gesture
Nicola Grove

Attitudes and school environments
Kieron Sheehy

Relationship between KWS and sign language
Ros Herman

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

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