Visual Gestural Communication (Portland)
Trainer: Michelle Ames
Intended Audience: Developmental Services direct support professionals, program managers, family members and case managers.
VGC 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.
(Lunch on your own)
To Register: https://www.maine.gov/dhhs/setu/forms/class-details.shtml?817004
FMI about VGC, contact: Michelle Ames - firstname.lastname@example.org or 207.805.7024