Introduction Signalong Workshop

With our experienced Signalong Tutor your team member will learn how to sign and practice using up to 150 keyword signs. This is an interactive workshop for learners who are supporting children or learners with Special Educational Needs or Disabilities (SEND). And/or communication difficulties but are new or relatively new, to sign-supported communication.

The Introductory Course will cover the philosophy and methodology of Signalong. Where learners learn about a total communication approach, keyword signing, the signing window, placement of signs, how to form name signs and basic. Plus, additional handshapes and how to perform up to 150 keyword signs from the Signalong vocabulary.

There will be an introduction to generalisation and symbolic understanding within the context of introducing keywords. Signalong signs will also be provided along with the skills to read and produce a sign from any Signalong Manual.

Incorporating sign language with children has proven beneficial for their speech, language, and communication development. This, in turn, promotes cognitive development by enriching their understanding of language.


  • Name the 4 methods for forming a name sign and form your own name sign based on this
  • Outline 4 elements of Total Communication that would support learners with speech, language and communication needs
  • Perform between 120 to 150 single keyword signs after each one is modelled by the Tutor
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Course duration:
8 hours
Course location:
Online Or Face-to-Face (Subject to additional expenses to cover travel time and fuel)

Who is this course for?

Anybody working in Early years / primary schools. Total Learning time is 8 Hours They can do a 1 session at 8 hours. Split into two x4 hour sessions. Or four x 2 hour sessions. Twilight and weekends are available. Please enquire. Prices available upon request.

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