Lámh Courses

Training for Family & Friends

This is a workshop for families of babies and young children who may go on to use Lámh signs, or for families who might be using a small number of Lámh signs for now. Ask your Speech & Language Therapist, service provider or parents' group about organising a Little Lámh workshop for families. If there isn't a Lámh Tutor there, services or groups can contract in a Tutor to run a Little Lámh workshop. Email info@lamh.org to organise a contract workshop.
The Family Lámh Course is for parents, siblings, grandparents and others close to the family. The Course gives families the skills to support their child's sign use alongside Lámh sign training. Families say they enjoy the opportunity to share experiences with other families.
Families who have been to the Lámh Family Course may be interested in the Part Two Family Course, to learn more signs, or get sign practice with a Lámh Tutor, or to talk about their Lámh use with other families.

Lámh Training Courses for Different Settings

Module One Lámh Course is for those working with children and adults who use Lámh to enhance their communication. It is suitable for teachers, SNAs, social care workers, PAs and preschool staff and others, who work in mainstream and special schools, preschools, adult support services and other settings. Sometimes families attend Module One Courses.

Families, staff members and other communication partners of adults who use Lámh can add to their core Module One training with this practical workshop.

Communication partners of children who use Lámh and who have completed Module One can attend this practical workshop that looks at encouraging Lámh use as well as adding to their Lámh sign vocabulary. It can be delivered online or in person.

Professionals who have completed QQI Level 5 ULTCA (or formerly Module Two) training can become accredited to deliver the Lámh Family course, Part Two Family Course and Little Lámh.

This is an intensive training programme for professionals whose work largely involves supporting Lámh users and their families in a service setting, and who plan to deliver Lámh Courses to staff members and families.

For those who use Lámh extensively in their work, involved in supporting Lámh users, their families; seeking comprehensive training in facilitating Lámh use using a total communication approach, and may progress to Lámh Tutor Training.

Lámh Courses are usually organised locally by the family's service provider

An assessment will help to decide if a person needs or can benefit from Lámh. This is often carried out by a Speech & Language Therapist. It may be that another communication support would be more useful. There are many types of communication supports available, and different supports will suit different individuals.

Lámh training courses for family and friends are given by Lámh Tutors who are speech and language therapists, home teachers and other staff members who work in services. There Lámh tutors run Lámh training as part of their regular role.