When there are no words...

Another Lives Unlimited FREE Sound Communication day workshop on the 2nd November was attended by 16 family members, Personal Assistants and Early Years practitioners. Chris Bartram, community musician and senior lecturer in music at York St John University, was praised for a fun and informative series of ways to explore using music and sound.

“I hadn’t really thought about music ... didn’t know how it correlated with communication ... Chris made it seem quite logical and the exercises were great in enhancing my understanding.”

People who attended told us that they looked forward to developing their own skills as well as feeling more confident to try new ways to develop more meaningful relationships with the people we support.

“I learned loads but the main thing that stays in my mind is that silence is important and OK.”“I picked up on processing time and that stuck out for me ... it’s considering that different people hear things differently don’t they?”

Thanks to Chris for a great day which left us all thinking about how we can use what we have learned.

“For me it’s about finding ways to show I care about what he’s ‘saying’ ... finding a way to share emotions when there are no words to say those things.”

Lives Unlimited runs occasional training for Personal Assistants and family members. If you would like to know more please contact us

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