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TaSSeLs : tactile signing for Sensory Learners / Joe Woodall and Denise Charnock.

By: Woodall, Joe.
Contributor(s): Charnock, Denise.
Publisher: Hove : Pavilion Publishing and Media Ltd, 2017Edition: 2nd Edition.Description: vi, 206 pages : illustrations (colour) ; 30 cm + 2 CD-ROMs.Rating: 3-19 years.Content type: text | still image Media type: computer Carrier type: volume | computer discISBN: 9781911028536.Subject(s): PROFOUND INTELLECTUAL AND MULTIPLE DISABILITIES | TACTILE SIGNING | COMMUNICATION | PROFESSIONALS GUIDES
Contents:
PART 1: Introduction. - PART 2: Rationale. - PART 3: The TaSSeLs system. - Overview of the TaSSeLs system. - Hand-under-hand (preferred method). - Hand-under-hand (adapted method). - On-body method. - Progression of signs. - Occuptional therapy and physiotherapy considerations. - PART 4: The core vocabulary. - Getting started. - 'Alert' sign. - Core vocabulary signs (A to Z index). - Core vocabulary signs. - Core vocabulary signs (photographs). - 5: The TASSeLs DVD and CD-ROM. - 6: Targets. - Co-worker monitoring system. - Using the record forms. - References. - Appendix A: Alert sign and core vocabulary. - Appendix B: Technical support. - Appendix C: Troubleshooting. - Appendix D: Frequently asked questions. - Appendix E: Pilot project.
Summary: "For those with profound and complex learning disabilities, traditional approaches to communication and learning need to be creatively adapted to ensure they meet individual needs. Touch is a vital method of communication for those with profound learning difficulties, who can often also have visual and/or hearing impairments. The TaSSeLs system utilises touch to promote meaningful interaction by communicating what is going to happen next and preparing learners for changes. This allows them to be involved in their own routine and offers comfort, nurture and respect. In this second edition of the TaSSels training pack, techniques have been refined, improved and added to, based upon the invaluable feedback of users. It provides all the necessary resources and information to help someone learn to use the system with children and young people aged from 0-19 years, including background information, key principles and explanations of the three different methods of delivering the signs. These methods are hand-under-hand (preferred method), hand-under-hand (adapted method) and the on-body method. The training pack includes new strategies that will increase the ease of signing, as well as increase the interaction between learner and adult." - PUBLISHER'S WEBSITE
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For staff working with children and young people

PART 1: Introduction. - PART 2: Rationale. - PART 3: The TaSSeLs system. - Overview of the TaSSeLs system. - Hand-under-hand (preferred method). - Hand-under-hand (adapted method). - On-body method. - Progression of signs. - Occuptional therapy and physiotherapy considerations. - PART 4: The core vocabulary. - Getting started. - 'Alert' sign. - Core vocabulary signs (A to Z index). - Core vocabulary signs. - Core vocabulary signs (photographs). - 5: The TASSeLs DVD and CD-ROM. - 6: Targets. - Co-worker monitoring system. - Using the record forms. - References. - Appendix A: Alert sign and core vocabulary. - Appendix B: Technical support. - Appendix C: Troubleshooting. - Appendix D: Frequently asked questions. - Appendix E: Pilot project.

"For those with profound and complex learning disabilities, traditional approaches to communication and learning need to be creatively adapted to ensure they meet individual needs. Touch is a vital method of communication for those with profound learning difficulties, who can often also have visual and/or hearing impairments. The TaSSeLs system utilises touch to promote meaningful interaction by communicating what is going to happen next and preparing learners for changes. This allows them to be involved in their own routine and offers comfort, nurture and respect. In this second edition of the TaSSels training pack, techniques have been refined, improved and added to, based upon the invaluable feedback of users. It provides all the necessary resources and information to help someone learn to use the system with children and young people aged from 0-19 years, including background information, key principles and explanations of the three different methods of delivering the signs. These methods are hand-under-hand (preferred method), hand-under-hand (adapted method) and the on-body method. The training pack includes new strategies that will increase the ease of signing, as well as increase the interaction between learner and adult." - PUBLISHER'S WEBSITE

3-19 years

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