When you’re working to provide individualized supports for each person, it’s critical that you can interact with the person effectively. Whether it’s verbal, non-verbal, visual, or written … everyone communicates! The challenge can be in identifying individual communication preferences and styles, and then embracing that medium or method so you can improve services.

In this training titled ‘Exploring Communication,’ participants will learn about discovering, understanding, and engaging through various forms of communication, so they can better support people with disabilities who receive services.

Training Overview

  • Presented either in-person or virtually
  • Customizable content/duration
  • Up to 40 participants

During the session, CQL shares an overview of communication, explores unique communication methods, and offers action steps for better understanding people who use various forms of communication. Attendees will receive guidance, tips, and information about using senses, observation skills, technology, and more to enhance individualized supports and services. After leaving this training, your organization and your staff will be better equipped to engage in creating meaningful interactions with the people supported.

Training Objectives

  • Deeper understanding of different forms of communication
  • Interactive exercises exploring communication methods
  • Practical tips to creating accessible materials
  • Assistive Technology for everyday interactions
  • Additional tools, resources, and links

Training Duration & Pricing

CQL will work with you to customize the content, duration, and scheduling of this training to meet your unique needs. For planning purposes, versions of this training can be provided anywhere from 3 – 6 hours in length, virtually or in-person, on a single day or across multiple days, with costs ranging from $875 – $1,750.

If the training is being presented in-person, the organization is also responsible for travel and lodging costs. Organizations will be billed for these expenses in addition to the training cost. Prices are subject to change.

Please Note: Organizations that are pursuing or have achieved CQL Accreditation can take advantage of a 5% discount on the costs of CQL training.