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Woman with learning disabilities provides communication training to carers

A woman with learning disabilities is working with speech therapists in Dorset to provide training to people who support adults with learning disabilities. Joanne Davis, who has a mild learning disability, is working with Dorset HealthCare’s speech and language therapists to provide ‘Total Communication’ training for people who support adults with learning disabilities. Total Communication is about building shared communication with people by using easier words, keeping sentences short, showing people what is meant, slowing down and giving people more time to understand and respond. Davis has been supported to work as a Total Communication co-trainer by Town Farm Workshops


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