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Key word sign

Is this course suitable for you or your organisation?                                                              

This course is available:

  • for Cerebral Palsy Alliance staff only
  • on the scheduled dates below or please enquire.

Why choose this course?

This course is designed to provide information and training regarding the use of Key Word Sign and natural gesture.  It is targeted for people who regularly communicate with people with complex communication needs. The course is also suitable for individuals with complex communication needs who wish to learn more about key word sign.

For Cerebral Palsy Alliance Employees:

  • At Cerebral Palsy Alliance this course is a recommended activity for employees required to use KWS and AAC with children or adults with communication difficulties.
  • Cerebral Palsy Alliance employees are exempt from the course fee.

What content does the program cover?

This one day course will equip the participants with skills to use Key Word Sign to assist in communication with people with complex communication needs.

Participants will learn at least 80 interactive signs, basic communication frameworks and communication strategies for children and adults at different communication levels.

The course consists of information on the principles of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) and key word sign as well as practice sessions with key word sign. 

Topics covered include:

  • complex communication needs.
  • types of communicators and possible AAC.
  • principles of AAC.
  • principles and benefits of KWS.
  • vocabulary selection.
  • practice signing

On completion of this training, participants will be awarded a key word sign basic workshop certificate.

Course completion requires:

Observation of participation and contribution towards the learning objectives of the course.

What is the cost?

There is no cost for this course.

How long is the course?

Duration: 1 day
Time: Please see scheduled times or enquire below

BYO lunch

Where can I get more information?

Contact: The Training Alliance team
Email: training@cerebralpalsy.org.au
Phone: +61 2 9975 8715

Cancellation conditions apply

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Course Dates

Please select your course date.

Start DateLocationCost
Wed 20 Sep 2023 at 9:30AM 1 class Allambie Register