Seminars & Training

IEEL is a provider of specific training courses:


1. Developmental Profile of Social Communication – The Circle Model (Vogindroukas 2009)

Parents’ professionals’ collaboration in the autism spectrum disorders is one of most vulnerable  issues. Usually the parents are not able to understand what the nature of the problem is and the therapists are not always experienced and able to manage the parent’s needs.  In order to be helped this collaboration the circle model has developed which gives the opportunity to parents for better understanding through visual information and also the opportunity to the therapists to  explain and communicate in a more effective way with the parents.

The circle model based on the typical development of social and communication milestones, it consists of seven parts which are 1.Social Interaction, 2. Socialization,  3. Communication, 4.Play, 5.Language, 6.Speech and 7. Spelling.

The  modelby using formal and informal assessment tools and by the collaboration of parents and clinicians gives the developmental profile of the child.  The two days seminars gives the ability to professionals to use the Circle Model and to interpreted the results into a therapeutic schedule.



2. PLASI two days seminar (Vogindroukas, Chelas, Paparizos 2015)

PLASI is a Protocol for Assessment Language and Academic skills in school age children, it is divided in three parts and there are 35 activities in it. Final goal is use of results for the therapeutic plan. Two days seminar gives the opportunity to participants to use the PLASI and interpreted the results in a therapeutic schedule.



3.    Language specificities in HFA (Vogindroukas, Chelas 2016)

This two day seminar help the participants to understand the special features of language development in people with HFA, inform them about the language impairments which coexist with HFA, gives them knowledge for assessment and interpretation of the results and enable them to plan therapeutic schedules and use of therapeutic technics.



4. Intensive Interaction Basic Two day Course

This course will be of interest to staff of all disciplines who work with adults and children who have autism.  Intensive Interaction is in widespread use in the United Kingdom, Australia and increasingly world-wide.

The focus is on the communication needs of people who have not achieved use nor perhaps understanding of speech and may be “difficult to reach” in various ways.

Intensive Interaction is an approach where the member of staff is the main teaching resource, using personal qualities of face, voice and body language to involve the learner in progressive sequences of interactive activities.  These activities provide the person with learning difficulties with the opportunity to learn the pre-speech fundamentals of communication such as enjoying being with another person, giving sustained attention, turn-taking, use and understanding of eye contacts, facial expressions, body language and non-verbal signaling.

The course will include extensive use of video examples.  People attending may expect to work in a warm, humorous and supportive atmosphere.



5. Intensive Interaction Good Practice Course

A six month mentored course (with 3 tutored study days) to develop good Intensive Interaction practices using a combination of tutoring methods, including: video evaluation, expert presentations, facilitated discussions and other structured learning activities. All of the course processes and materials are designed to fulfil the following simple aims, so that by the end of the course, the trainee:

  will be able to fully understand the principles of Intensive Interaction

  will be a good practitioner in the technique sof doing Intensive Interaction

  will be able to usefully reflect on their own and others’ Intensive Interaction practices

  will be able to effectively recognize and record progress with Intensive Interaction.



6. Makaton Foundation Workshop

 The best way to learn Makaton is to attend a workshop. It means that you learn with other people who need to use Makaton within their work, share your experiences, receive feedback on your signing and symbol work and enables you to practice with others. It also gives you the opportunity to meet and build a relationship with a Makaton Tutor and other communication professionals who can help and support you in the future. Makaton for Professionals training is recommended for participants who need a more detailed knowledge about using and applying Makaton to develop the communication skills of others.You start with the Foundation Workshop and then progress to the Enhancement Workshop.



7. Makaton Encashment Workshop

The Enhancement Workshop concentrates on improving and developing signing and symbol skills.  You will learn translation skills using signs and symbols.

Lectures examine the assessment of users’ needs, adapting communication to suit an individual’s needs and how to develop communication skills.  You will revise the signs and symbols you learned on the Foundation Workshop and learn the signs and symbols for Stages 5-8 of the Core Vocabulary.



8. Makaton Parents Workshop

 Makaton for Parents and Carers training is recommended for parents, family members, carers and workers who need to use Makaton at home and in their work.

You start with the Beginners’  Workshop and then progress to the Follow-Up Workshop.