Using Visual Communication

This course looks at Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC), with a focus on communication systems which use visuals such as symbols and pictures.

Using Visual Supports is aimed at anyone working with pupils with autism or other communication difficulties. This will include those who are non-verbal and those who have limited speech. The strategies discussed can be applied to several settings including early years, primary, secondary and post 16 education. The strategies covered could also be applied to non-educational settings such as social care settings.

This course looks at Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC), with a focus on communication systems which use visuals such as symbols and pictures. The course will look at approaches where symbols are exchanged so pupils can express themselves and make social comments. We will give you background information about the uses and benefits of AAC approaches. Staff will learn how to support pupils to use communication strategies in appropriate ways.

The course will include practical activities so participants can practice implementing the use of visual supports so they feel confident to support the children and young people they work with. The course will be run face to face at Newfield which gives us the opportunity to show you real life examples and resources. There will be opportunities for questions and group discussions.


This course is run over a half day (2 and a half hours) and costs £35 per delegate. Refreshments will be provided.

If you would like more details about training for your setting please contact us to discuss your requirements.

If you wish to book a course or arrange whole setting training

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We look forward to working with you.

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