A practical training resource for anyone working with children whose impairments may affect their communication
There is an urgent need to improve our ability to communicate with disabled children and young people, particularly about their wishes and feelings.
Aimed at a wide, multi-agency audience, this resource aims to improve skills in communicating directly and in a respectful way with children and young people whose disability may affect their communication.
The resource was International Visual Communication Association award-winning video in the Practical Training category 2002.
Aims and contentsConsisting of a DVD and handbook
, this resource will help improve practice, increasing competence and confidence by:
- providing information on different augmentative and alternative communication methods
- teaching and modelling good practice in establishing communication with disabled children
- reflecting on common mistakes and ways to repair breakdowns in communication.
Children and young people are shown communicating through speech, sign, gesture, sounds, behaviour, play and a range of augmentative and alternative systems.
Developed by Triangle Services for Children, the NSPCC and the Joseph Rowntree Foundation.
Discounts are available on orders of 5 copies or more of the Two-way street DVD and handbook.
Please contact NSPCC Publications or phone 0808 800 5000.
Tailored training and bespoke courses
We can design and deliver a wide range of courses and programmes to meet your specific needs and local requirements. Any aspect of child protection or safeguarding can be considered. Call 0808 800 5000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org