Inclusive Practice and Sign Supported Communication

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During this workshop a social model interpretation of disability will be presented, in the context of health and wellness, as well as a consideration of approaches and tools to reduce barriers to participation for individuals with disabilities in our society. Initially a broad introduction to a range of signing systems will be provided, before focusing in more detail on the specific SignAlong methodology. Participants will be introduced to the philosophy and method of the approach, and learn a range of conversational signs through games and experiential learning opportunities. This is an example of a communicative method which can support service users' wellbeing by enabling meaningful communication and relationships to flourish.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2018
EventHAMK International Wellbeing Week - Hame University (HAMK), HAMK Visamäki Campus; Hämeenlinna , Hämeenlinna , Finland
Duration: 19 Feb 201823 Mar 2018


ConferenceHAMK International Wellbeing Week
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  • inclusive practice
  • models of disability
  • sign language
  • access
  • wellbeing


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