The DVD and workshop materials were developed by the National Managed Clinical Network for Children with Exceptional Healthcare Needs, Dr Marit Boot (NMCN CEN Manager), Dr Patricia Jackson (NMCN CEN Lead Clinician), Claire Edwards (Training Consultant), and Juliet Rees (Freelance Film Maker).
Improving communication between professionals and children and their families was identified as a priority by the parents in the NMCN CEN Service Users Group. This project aims to inform professionals and start the discussion about anxieties, insecurities, or lack of experience that some members of staff might have in communicating with children who do not use speech. The workshop information includes a PowerPoint presentation, facilitator notes, exercises and handouts which can be used to facilitate a workshop in your area. The DVD and workshop are tools that can be used as part of your continuing professional development and they include a training certificate. Please contact the NMCN CEN if you would like help with the workshop.