Visual Gestural Communication (So. Portland)

Trainer: Michelle Ames & Jennifer McCann

Intended Audience: Developmental Services direct support professionals, program managers, family members and case managers.

Visual-Gestural Communication (VGC) is useful to many people who need an alternative technique for expressing and understanding the wants and needs of other people in their environment. VGC is not a language like English, American Sign Language, or French. It is a communication mode that uses gestures, facial expressions, and body language. Often individuals, who cannot communicate effectively using either a spoken language like English or a formal signed language like ASL, will be able to communicate more effectively using natural gestures. In our classes, we help you to think visually and conceptually, and to use Visual-Gestural Communication to communicate more effectively with people who have limited formal language. New this year: VGC for Health and Wellness! Learn how to express ideas related to health, wellness, Doctors, Dentists, sexual health and behavior and other topics in VGC.

(Lunch on your own)

To Register: https://www.maine.gov/dhhs/setu/forms/class-details.shtml?1368682

FMI about VGC, contact: Michelle Ames - mames@drme.org