Facilited Communication (Australia)

FACILITED COMMUNICATION Facilitated Communication (FC) aims at helping the communicatively impaired (whether by birth, following an accident or illness) by means of a facilitator supporting the hand or arm of the person to help develop pointing skills and to communicate using objects, images, symbols or written words. At a further stage, FC can be elaborated using a keyboard, enabling a larger access and scope of communication. FC is not a therapy but a way to enable therapies, inaccessible in the past, thanks to the (newly) established communication and thanks to new insights of the speech handicapped person and their capacities..  

  • ► AIM? ►  Enable participants to :

Ÿ Acquire theoretical and practical knowledge of Facilitated Communication Ÿ Implementthis technique at various levels with the (speech) handicapped person.

  • ►WHAT ? Ÿ

Theoretical aspects :  Origins and foundations of FC. The facilitator’s role, the relational condition, neurological troubles, lexical capabilities, beneficiaries of FC etc. 

Practical   aspects : Study of pointing skills, practices,   different applications, aided writing, difficulties encountered during   practice. Ÿ Ethical aspects : Aspects of   possible influences through FC and validity.
  • ►FROM WHOM? ► Anne COURTEJOIE,  Speech therapist, trainer and AAC expert for 25 years.
  • ► FOR WHOM? ►  Any person interested, parents, team members (educational, paramedical, therapeutical …)  who are in contact with people with speech difficulties. Students in the above-mentioned domains.
  • ►AGENDA ?► 6 days initial training  (9h-12h and 13h-16h)
  1. A day …………  ………………… (theoretical aspects)
  2. A day …………    ………………… (theoretical aspects)
  3. A day …………    …………………(feed bac)
  4. A day ………… ……………… (practical activity with the person you help)Ÿ
  5. A day ………… ………………Ÿ(practical activity with the person you help)Ÿ

+   2 x  ½  day training : (from 9h30 until 12h30) refreshment course

  • TARIFF ? ► 600  EUR per participant. (syllabus included)
  • VENUE ? ► COMALSO Antwerpsesteenweg  23  Bus 2     2520   BROECHEM  A other place (0,40 cent/kms)