The Communication Friendly Spaces Approach


The Communication Friendly Spaces TM Approach:
An Evening Seminar presented by Elizabeth Jarman

8th September, Southwick Community Primary School, Shakespeare Street,
Southwick, Sunderland SR5 2JX. Registration and coffee from 6pm, Seminc

The Communication Friendly Spaces Approach (CFS) focuses on ways that the environment  can be used to develop communication skills, emotional well-being and physical development.

Elizabeth Jarman says, “It’s so important to connect the physical with your vision for the
children. It’s essential to see the environment from the child’s perspective and create
develop mentally appropriate, meaningful learning spaces, which reflect their preferred contexts for learning.

The CFS Approach involves a great deal more than merely altering the appearance of a learning space. Understanding the theoretical base is key. During this challenging session, Elizabeth will share many images and some short video clips, to demonstrate ways that professionals working in a variety of contexts hove reviewed their environments to make them more enabling. Key strands of Elizabeth’s research will be highlighted, for example:

  • Maximising the use of to set the context for learning
  • Effective storage and resource management
  • Resources ‘worth investigating’
  • The impact of noise
  • Informed use of colour
  • The effects of light

For further information and to book a place, see:

Places are £35 and this includes a copy of The Communication Friendly Spaces Handbook (RRP £25). Copies of ELIZABETH JARMAN publications will be available to buy on the night


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