Upcoming Live Online Events

AGOSCI proudly presents

AGOSCI peer support meeting for professionals new to AAC - Click here for more

Interoception Webinar with Kelly Mahler - Click here for more

Tech Talkers® 'Train the Trainer' Workshop - Rocky Bay

LAMP Online Introductory Workshop - Click here for more

AGOSCI peer support meeting for professionals new to AAC

Hosted and facilitated by the AGOSCI team

If you are new to working in disability or AAC, feeling isolated or overwhelmed, this group is for you!

When: March 28th, 7:00pm - 8:30pm AEDT

Online via Zoom

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This event is open to AGOSCI members as a free member benefit. Join AGOSCI today!

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What is my body telling me? Interoception as a foundation for communicating how you feel

Presented LIVE from the USA by Kelly Mahler and Kim Clairy

Date: May 5th, 2023 

Time: 8:30am - 10:30am Australian Eastern Time* Check your timezone!

Online via Zoom

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Interoception is an important sensory system that helps us to feel internal body signals like a full bladder, growling stomach, tense muscles or speeding heart.

Research indicates that our ability to clearly notice and interpret these internal body signals enables us to accurately identify and manage how we feel: Are we Anxious? Getting Frustrated? Hungry? Needing the bathroom?

Many people experience barriers with interoception, but those with complex medical and/or communication needs have additional factors to consider when it comes to recognising, understanding, regulating, and/or communicating how they feel.


This course will provide an overview of what the latest research tells us about interoception as well as first-hand accounts from Kim’s own personal interoception journey as an autistic person.

An evidence- based framework for supporting interoception connection will be shared, including multiple strategies for nurturing the 3 main aspects of interoceptive awareness: body, emotion, action.

Several examples will be shared on how to adapt this framework and strategies to meet a client’s learning, processing, and communication needs.

Learning Outcomes

Participants will be able to:

  1. Explain the connection between interoception and understanding, regulating and communicating how you feel.

  2. Differentiate between body based experiencing and cognitive based supports.

  3. Identify at least 2 strategies to support interoceptive growth in clients of all ages.

  4. Identify at least 1 way each strategy can be adapted to meet a client’s learning and processing needs.

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This workshop is proudly brought to you by AGOSCI.


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 Tech Talkers® 'Train the Trainer' Workshop

A presenter training package by Rocky Bay

When: June 19th, 10:00am - 1:00pm AWST (Australian Western Standard Time)

Online via Microsoft Teams

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Tech Talkers® is a communication partner training package developed by Rocky Bay speech pathologists. This online 'train the trainer' workshop is designed to upskill others in the delivery the Tech Talkers® package to clients, families, colleagues, and key stakeholders.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the workshop, participants will:

  • Have a greater understanding of AAC and importance of up-skilling communication partners.

  • Have the knowledge to run the Tech Talkers® program for their clients in a group or 1:1 setting.

  • Have the resources required to run the Tech Talkers® program.

Registration Price Includes:

  • 1 x 3hour Live Online Training Workshop with the creators, capped at 20 people to ensure time for individual participation; And

  • A full presenter resource package which includes: 

    • 6x PowerPoint presentations (2.25 hour sessions)

    • Presenter scripts for each session

    • Resource Lists for each session

    • Timetable template

    • Information about pre-program session for parents (what to expect etc.)

    • Parent booklet including information from each presentation, home practice sheets, AAC handouts and AAC top tips.

    • Pre-program information sheet

    • Pre-program assessment form (to be completed by therapist)

    • Pre-program parent/carer information form (includes background information about AAC communicator and pre-rating scales to determine knowledge/confidence level of communication partner)

    • Report template (to be completed by therapist at the completion of program)

    • Feedback form including post ratings for comparison

    • Access to updated material as it becomes available

    • Frequently asked workshop questions & answers

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AGOSCI has proudly partnered with Rocky Bay to bring you this workshop.


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Language Acquisition through Motor Planning (LAMP)

A 3-part online introductory workshop with Liberator

When: August 1st, 8th & 15th, 2023 (6 hours of total content)

7:00pm - 9:00pm Australian Eastern Standard Time* Check your timezone!

Online via Zoom

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What is LAMP?

Language Acquisition through Motor Planning (LAMP) is a therapeutic approach based on neurological and motor learning principles.

The goal is to provide individuals a method of independently and spontaneously expressing themselves in any setting.

The LAMP approach can be used with both Unity® & Words for Life.

Learning Outcomes

  • Define the role of readiness to learn and shared focus in the implementation of AAC with children with Autism

  • Explain the importance of using motor patterning to develop motor automaticity for children with ASD who use AAC and how this relates to AAC systems.

  • Identify some strategies that can be used to support AAC with children with Autism.

Who is This Workshop For?

This event is targeted at professionals working with people who use AAC. However, it is appropriate for anyone who is keenly interested in learning more about LAMP, or who is already using the LAMP approach.

Attendees may be parents, carers, therapists, educators, education support, or university students who have some knowledge of AAC. This workshop focuses on the LAMP therapy approach.

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    This workshop is proudly brought to you by Agosci and Liberator Australia.


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