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SSC: smiLE Therapy

Scottish Sensory Centre (SSC)
14th March 2024
4:00pm - 5:00pm

This session will be of interest to Speech and Language Therapists, Speech and Language Therapists’ assistants, Teachers, Occupational Therapists, SENCOs, Educational Psychologists and Education staff.

smiLE Therapy: Strategies & Measurable Interaction in Live English was created in 2002 to explicitly develop pragmatic skills in DHH students. It gives deaf students a structured and meaningful way to learn essential communication and social skills for everyday use in the mainstream hearing world.

Since 2009 smiLE Therapy has extended to client groups beyond deafness, to children and young people (CYP) with Down Syndrome, Developmental Language Disorders, Learning Difficulties and Physical Disability. smiLE Therapy is also used with some Autistic CYP, where there are criteria and pre-requisites, and where smiLE Therapy is delivered in a different way to ensure it is neurodiverse-affirming. smiLE Therapy is used in mainstream and specialist school settings and Additionally Resourced Provisions, across primary, secondary, post 16 and 18-25 college settings across the UK.

This taster will give an introduction to the therapy using video clips to illustrate before and after therapy outcomes & parent workshops to support generalisation of skills.

Building social communication resilience to face the outside world.

Closing Date: 13th March 2024

Accessibility: There will be automated captions for this event. Please note if you require additional support we request that you organise this through access to work. If this applies to you, please contact us by email to [email protected] so we can help with access.

To book a place on the course please use the link here.