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Two Day Introductory PODD Workshop 

22nd & 23rd February 2019 - Harriet Korner Consulting

The two day workshop provides participants with an understanding of the theory and practice related to Pragmatic Organisation Dynamic Display (PODD) communication systems. PODD systems assist people with complex communication needs to learn to understand and use language to enable autonomous communication. This workshop will enable participants to learn how to use the PODD templates to customise PODD resources and to implement PODD everyday at home, school and in the community.

When: 22nd  & 23rd February 2019

Where: Sydney Workshop, Royal Rehab - Blunt & Schardt Conference Rooms, 225 Morrison Road, Ryde, NSW, 2112

Presenter: Harriet Korner, Certified PODD Presenter

Cost: $500 Full rate by 12 February, $450 Early Bird by 12th January

Description: This workshop provides participants with an understanding of the theory and practice related to Pragmatic Organisation Dynamic Display (POOD) communications systems. 

Suitable for people who will guide development of PODD communication systems.

Target Audience:  Speech pathologists, teachers, parents, carers and professionals with an interest in augmentative and alternative communication AAC

Contact: hkorner@netspace.net.au



AAC for Health Professionals

22nd February - LifeTec Townsville

Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) enables people to communicate when they are unable to meet their communication needs through speech alone. Speech Pathologists, Occupational Therapists, Teachers and other educators and support staff are all involved in supporting people to find the right AAC solution to meet their needs. With the AAC field rapidly changing it can be difficult to find and assess for the most appropriate solution.

This workshop unpacks the various types of AAC solutions and explores the journey towards obtaining AAC. Key assessment frameworks and key considerations that inform AAC prescription will be addressed. Attendees will also develop an increased awareness of alternate access.

Objectives: Understand the role and purpose of AAC

  • Be aware of the categories of AAC
  • Be aware of different low tech and high tech AAC systems
  • Be able to identify the key assessment frameworks for AAC consideration
  • Be aware of alternative access options, and some understanding of the clinical considerations for these access options
  • Be aware of the journey towards obtaining and AAC system
  • Know where to find support in the future

Audience: This is targeted at therapists with beginners knowledge around AAC prescription and implementation to provide a firm theoretical underpinning to clinical practice. 

Where:  LifeTec Australia - Townsville

When: 22nd February 2019

Time:  Starting at 09.00 am - Finishing at 1.00 pm

Presenter: LifeTec Speech Pathologist

Contact: Jayden Moore E: jaydenmoore@lifetec.org.au

Cost: $ 168.84 inc BF + GST

Registration close: 15th Feburary 2019


PODD Alternative Access One Day Workshop 

25th February 2019 - Interactive Speech

The focus of this workshop is on PODD communication books designed for individuals who cannot point directly to a display with their hands. The content will build on the information relating to the purpose, design principles, intervention strategies and use of PODD communication books covered in the two-day introductory workshop. Note: Completion of a two-day PODD introductory workshop is a pre-requisite for this course. More information and registration details can be found at www.interactivespeech.com.au

More information and registration details can be found at www.interactivespeech.com.au

When: 25th February 2019

Time: 9.00 am to 4.30 pm

Where: Perth

Registration: yvette@interactivespeech.com.au closes 08th February 2019

Presenter: Gayle Porter & Yvette Theodorsen

Cost: $275 inc get (includes morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea

Contact: Yvette Theodorsen : yvette@interactivespeech.com.au

PODD for Speech Generating Devices One Day Workshop

26th February 2019 Perth - Interactive Speech

The focus of this workshop is the design features of PODD page sets to suit speech generating devices. The content will build on the information relating to the purpose, design principles, intervention strategies and use of PODD communication books covered in the two-day introductory workshop. Note: Completion of a two-day PODD introductory workshop is a pre-requisite for this course.  

More information and registration details can be found at www.interactivespeech.com.au

When: 26th February 2019

Time: 9.00 am to 4.30 pm

Where: Perth

Registration: yvette@interactivespeech.com.au closes 08th February 2019

Presenter: Gayle Porter & Yvette Theodorsen

Cost: $275 inc get (includes morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea

Contact: Yvette Theodorsen : yvette@interactivespeech.com.au



AAC for Health Professionals - 25th February - LifeTec Brisbane

Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) enables people to communicate when they are unable to meet their communication needs through speech alone. Speech Pathologists, Occupational Therapists, Teachers and other educators and support staff are all involved in supporting people to find the right AAC solution to meet their needs. With the AAC field rapidly changing it can be difficult to find and assess for the most appropriate solution.

This workshop unpacks the various types of AAC solutions and explores the journey towards obtaining AAC. Key assessment frameworks and key considerations that inform AAC prescription will be addressed. Attendees will also develop an increased awareness of alternate access.

Objectives: Understand the role and purpose of AAC

Be aware of the categories of AAC

Be aware of different low tech and high tech AAC systems

Be able to identify the key assessment frameworks for AAC consideration

Be aware of alternative access options, and some understanding of the clinical considerations for these access options

Be aware of the journey towards obtaining and AAC system

Know where to find support in the future

Audience: This is targeted at therapists with beginners knowledge around AAC prescription and implementation to provide a firm theoretical underpinning to clinical practice. 

Where:  LifeTec Australia - Brisbane

When: 25th February 2019

Time:  Starting at 09.00 am - Finishing at 1.00 pm

Presenter: Sebastian Caon

Contact: Jayden Moore E: jaydenmoore@lifetec.org.au

Cost: $ 168.84 inc BF + GST

Registration close: 18th February 2019


AAC in Practice - Hit the Ground Running 

26th February 2019

Independent Living Centre WA Speech Pathologist

We are pleased to offer the latest iteration of our popular and practical 6 part workshop series for Speech Pathologists who are new to the field of AAC (Augmentative and Alternative Communication), and Speech Pathology Graduates. These workshops are designed to give you confidence, practical strategies and resources to work with clients with AAC needs and their support teams. The 6 week series will involve information sessions, video examples, practical activities and take away activities each week to consolidate learning. When: 26th February, 5th March, 12th March, 26th March, 2nd April and 9th April Target audience: Speech Pathologists new to working with clients with AAC needs and Speech Pathology Graduates.

Where:  Independent Living Centre, Training Room, 11 Aberdare Road, Nedlands. WA 6009

When: 26th February 2019

Time:  Starting at 5.00 pm - Finishing at 7.00 pm

Presenter: ILC WA Speech Pathologists

Contact: training@ilc.com.au

Cost: Early Bird: $350.00 Standard $400.00

Registration close: 15th February 2019


 PODD Alternative Access  Workshop -

25th March 2019 - Harriet Korner Consulting

This workshop focuses on PODD communication books designed for individuals who cannot point directly to a display with their hands.The content will build on the information relating to the purpose, design principles, intervention strategies and use of PODD communication books covered in the two-day introductory workshop. A range of alternative access PODD communication books will be demonstrated, with opportunities for learning access methods, hands-on practice and discussion of implementation issues. * Pre-requisite: Two-Day Introductory PODD Workshop.

When: 25th March 2019

Time: 9.00 am to 04.30 pm

Where: Sydney Workshop, Royal Rehab - Blunt & Schardt Conference Rooms, 225 Morrison Road, Ryde, NSW, 2112

Presenter: Gayle Porter

Cost: $295 Full rate by 18th March, $275 Early Bird by 25th February 2019

Target Audience:  Speech pathologists, teachers, parents, carers and professionals with an interest in augmentative and alternative communication AAC

Contact: hkorner@netspace.net.au


PODD Speech Generating Device  Workshop -

26th March 2019 - Harriet Korner Consulting

This workshop focuses on the design of PODD page sets to suit speech generating devices and how to use them. The content will build on the information relating to the purpose, design principles, intervention strategies and use of PODD communication books covered in two-day introductory workshop. * Pre-requisite: Two-Day Introductory PODD Workshop

When: 26th March 2019

Time: 9.00 am to 04.30 pm

Where: Sydney Workshop, Royal Rehab - Blunt & Schardt Conference Rooms, 225 Morrison Road, Ryde, NSW, 2112

Presenter: Gayle Porter

Cost: $295 Full rate by 19th March, $275 Early Bird by 26th February 2019

Registration close: 19th March 2019

Target Audience:  Speech pathologists, teachers, parents, carers and professionals with an interest in augmentative and alternative communication AAC

Contact: hkorner@netspace.net.au



Communication & Inclusion Resource Centre Information Session

5th March 2019

Where:  Scope Hawthorn - Level 2, 302 Burwood Road, Hawthorn VIC  3122

When: 5th March 2019

Time:  Starting at 09.30 am - Finishing at 11.00 am

Presenter: Scope's Communication & Inclusion Resource Centre

Contact: Email: circ@scopeaust.org.au

Cost: Free

Registration close: 26th February 2019

Talking Mats Foundation Workshop (Two Half Day Sessions) 

 15th March 2019

Scope's Communication & Inclusion Resource Centre

This two day workshop (Friday 15th March & Thursday 28th March) will focus on supporting people who have little or no speech to meaningfully engage, control and contribute to discussions utilising a conversation strategy known as TalkingMatsTM.

Where:  Scope Hawthorn - Level 2, 302 Burwood Road, Hawthorn VIC  3122

When: 15th March 2019

Time:  Starting at 01.00 pm - Finishing at 4.00 pm

Presenter: Scope's Communication & Inclusion Resource Centre

Contact: Email: circ@scopeaust.org.au

Cost: $400

Registration close: 8th March  2019

 PODD Communication Partner  Workshop -

15th March 2019 - Harriet Korner Consulting

This workshop will be of interest to teachers, support staff, parents, grandparents and other family members, carers and others who live and work with people who have little or no speech and require AAC.This workshop aims to assist participants to become more familiar with PODD communication books. Suitable for people who will support use of PODD communication systems in everyday settings, such as home, preschool and school. 

When: 15th March 2019

Where: Sydney Workshop, Royal Rehab - Blunt & Schardt Conference Rooms, 225 Morrison Road, Ryde, NSW, 2112

Presenter: Harriet Korner, Certified PODD Presenter

Cost: $150 Full rate by 8th March, $124 Early Bird by 18th February 2019

Target Audience:  Speech pathologists, teachers, parents, carers and professionals with an interest in augmentative and alternative communication AAC

Contact: hkorner@netspace.net.au


Better Communication to Positively support people with a disability who have behaviours of concern. 

22nd March 2019

Scope Communication & Inclusion Resource Centre

Individuals who have difficulty communicating with others may use behaviours that are a concern to themselves and those around them. In this workshop you will learn the importance of recognising and understanding an individual’s communication skills when completing a Functional Behaviour Assessment, and developing a Positive Behaviour Support Plan.

Where:  Scope Hawthorn - Level 2, 302 Burwood Road, Hawthorn VIC  3122

When: 22nd March 2019

Time:  Starting at 09.00 am - Finishing at 4.30 pm

Presenter: Scope's Communication & Inclusion Resource Centre

Contact: Email: circ@scopeaust.org.au

Cost: $330

Registration close: 15th March  2019

Meaningful Planning for people with Complex Needs

2nd April 2019

Scope's Communication & Inclusion Resource Centre

Details to be provided shortly.

Where:  Scope Hawthorn - Level 2, 302 Burwood Road, Hawthorn VIC  3122

When: 2nd April 2019

Time:  Starting at 09.00 am - Finishing at 4.30 pm

Presenter: Scope's Communication & Inclusion Resource Centre

Contact: Email: circ@scopeaust.org.au

Cost: $330

Registration close: 26th March  2019

Easy English Introduction 

8th April 2019

Scope's Communication & Inclusion Resource Centre

This workshop will provide you with an introduction to the basic skills in writing documents in Easy English for people with non-functional literacy. Techniques to make your written language accessible will be explored. You will have the opportunity to put this knowledge into practise, with the expert assistance of the trainer. Other aspects of developing your document into Easy English will be introduced.

Where:  Scope Hawthorn - Level 2, 302 Burwood Road, Hawthorn VIC  3122

When: 8th April 2019

Time:  Starting at 09.00 am - Finishing at 4.30 pm

Presenter: Scope's Communication & Inclusion Resource Centre

Contact: Email: circ@scopeaust.org.au

Cost: $330

Registration close: 1st April 2019

Implementation & Assessment for AAC Devices

8th April 2019

Link Assistive


This workshop is for anyone working with people who use or may benefit from augmentative and alternative communication (AAC). You will get practical and hands on strategies for implementing AAC with individuals from emergent communicators through to independent communicators. Free app and print-based tools will be used to guide learning and will serve as ongoing support after the workshop. Client examples will be used to help you practically implement a range of free resources available to support the implementation and assessment of AAC.

Where:  Workshops will be held in Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth and Sydney.  Please enquire for specific dates and registration details

When: 8th April 2019

Time:  Starting at 9.00 am - Finishing at 4.00 pm

Presenter: Bethany Diener

Contact: Amy Litton : amy@linkasstive.com

Cost: $150.00

Registration close: 1st  April 2019


Implementation & Assessing Communication for people with Acquired Communication Disability

9th April 2019

Link Assistive


This workshop is for anyone working with people with acquired communication disabilities who use or may benefit from augmentative and alternative communication (AAC). Free app and print-based tools will be used to guide learning and will serve as ongoing support after the workshop. Client examples will be used to help you practically implement a range of free resources available to support the implementation and assessment of AAC. The information and resources presented in this workshop can be applied to a range of different AAC systems.

Where:  Workshops will be held in Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth and Sydney.  Please enquire for specific dates and registration details

When: 9th April 2019

Time:  Starting at 9.00 am - Finishing at 4.00 pm

Presenter: Bethany Diener

Contact: Amy Litton : amy@linkasstive.com

Cost: $50.00

Registration close: 1st  April 2019


Disability Awareness Training

11th April 2019

Scope's Communication & Inclusion Resource Centre

Details to be provided shortly.

Where:  Scope Hawthorn - Level 2, 302 Burwood Road, Hawthorn VIC  3122

When: 11th April 2019

Time:  Starting at 09.00 am - Finishing at 4.30 pm

Presenter: Scope's Communication & Inclusion Resource Centre

Contact: Email: circ@scopeaust.org.au

Cost: $330

Registration close: 4th April 2019

Supporting Adults with Complex Communication Needs Workshop

17th April 2019

ILC WA Speech Pathologists


Are you working with or supporting someone who has no speech, little speech or speech that is difficult to understand? In this workshop, our experienced ILC Speech Pathology staff will discuss what AAC is and how it can help someone with complex communication needs to get their message across. You’ll complete the workshop knowing that there is a wide variety of communication supports available and how you can be a supportive communication partner with the person you’re assisting. Target audience: Support staff, group home staff, family members, people with communication difficulties and other professionals with an interest in supporting people with complex communication needs.

Where:  Independent Living Centre, Training Room, 11 Aberdare Road, Nedlands. WA 6009

When: 17th April 2019

Time:  Starting at 9.30 am - Finishing at 11.30 am

Presenter: ILC WA Speech Pathologists

Contact: training@ilc.com.au

Cost: Early Bird: $120.00 Standard $150.00

Registration close: 5th April 2019


Positive Behaviour Support Training 

29th April 2019

Scope's Communication & Inclusion Resource Centre

What this space for more information shortly.

Where:  Scope Hawthorn - Level 2, 302 Burwood Road, Hawthorn VIC  3122

When: 29th April 2019

Time:  Starting at 09.00 am - Finishing at 4.30 pm

Presenter: Scope's Communication & Inclusion Resource Centre

Contact: Email: circ@scopeaust.org.au

Registration close: 22nd April 2019

Got a Communication System, now what? How to support AAC needs?

14th May 2019

Scope's Communication & Inclusion Resource Centre

Are you working with someone who doesn’t use speech to communicate? Are you looking for practical ideas and tips to use a communication book with a child?

Do you know where to start with an adult who uses an iPad to communicate? Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) uses other ways of communicating, including communication books (for example, PODD) and high tech systems (for example, a Minspeak device or Proloquo2Go on an iPad). This workshop will cater to ANYONE who supports individuals using ANY comprehensive AAC system. A comprehensive system means that people can use it across the day to communicate many different messages to many different people. This workshop will be practical and you will leave with new ideas and strategies to get started straight away!

Where:  Scope Hawthorn - Level 2, 302 Burwood Road, Hawthorn VIC  3122

When: 14th May 2019

Time:  Starting at 09.00 am - Finishing at 4.30 pm

Presenter: Scope's Communication & Inclusion Resource Centre

Contact: Email: circ@scopeaust.org.au

Cost: $330

Registration close: 7th May 2019

Better communication to positively support people with a disability who have behaviours of concern.

27th May 2019

Scope's Communication & Inclusion Resource Centre


Individuals who have difficulty communicating with others may use behaviours that are a concern to themselves and those around them. In this workshop you will learn the importance of recognising and understanding an individual’s communication skills when completing a Functional Behaviour Assessment, and developing a Positive Behaviour Support Plan.

Where:  Scope Hawthorn - Level 2, 302 Burwood Road, Hawthorn VIC  3122

 

When: 27th May 2019

Time:  Starting at 09.00 am - Finishing at 4.30 pm

Presenter: Scope's Communication & Inclusion Resource Centre

Contact: Email: circ@scopeaust.org.au

Cost: $330

Registration close: 20th May 2019

AAC for Clinicians

13th June 2019

Scope's Communication & Inclusion Resource Centre

Details shortly

Where:  Scope Hawthorn - Level 2, 302 Burwood Road, Hawthorn VIC  3122

When: 13th June 2019

Time:  Starting at 09.00 am - Finishing at 4.30 pm

Presenter: Scope's Communication & Inclusion Resource Centre

Contact: Email: circ@scopeaust.org.au

Cost: $330

Registration close: 6th June 2019

Counselling and Complex Communication Needs

20th June 2019

Scope's Communication & Inclusion Resource Centre

Details shortly

Where:  Scope Hawthorn - Level 2, 302 Burwood Road, Hawthorn VIC  3122

When: 20th June 2019

Time:  Starting at 09.00 am - Finishing at 4.30 pm

Presenter: Scope's Communication & Inclusion Resource Centre

Contact: Email: circ@scopeaust.org.au

Cost: $330

Registration close:13th June 2019


Talking Mats Foundation Workshop (Two Half Day Sessions)

24th June & 22nd July 2019

Scope's Communication & Inclusion Resource Centre

This two day workshop (Monday 24th June and Monday 22nd July) will focus on supporting people who have little or no speech to meaningfully engage, control and contribute to discussions utilising a conversation strategy known as TalkingMatsTM. Through video interaction guidance, participants will practice the TalkingMatsTM framework and have an opportunity to reflect on their skills to support people who have little or no speech to co-design plans and effectively make their own decisions.

Where:  Scope Hawthorn - Level 2, 302 Burwood Road, Hawthorn VIC  3122

When: 24th June 2019

Time:  Starting at 01.00 pm - Finishing at 4.300pm

Presenter: Scope's Communication & Inclusion Resource Centre

Contact: Email: circ@scopeaust.org.au

Cost: $400

Registration close: 17th June 2019


Communication & Inclusion Resource Centre Information Session

25th July 2019

Scope's Communication & Inclusion Resource Centre

Details provided Shortly

Where:  Scope Hawthorn - Level 2, 302 Burwood Road, Hawthorn VIC  3122

When: 25th July 2019

Time:  Starting at 09.00 am - Finishing at 11.00 am

Presenter: Scope's Communication & Inclusion Resource Centre

Contact: Email: circ@scopeaust.org.au

Cost: Free

Registration close: 18th July 2019


Ipads for Communication

30th July 2019

Scope's Communication & Inclusion Resource Centre

Details shortly

Where:  Scope Hawthorn - Level 2, 302 Burwood Road, Hawthorn VIC  3122

When: 30th July 2019

Time:  Starting at 09.00 am - Finishing at 4.30pm

Presenter: Scope's Communication & Inclusion Resource Centre

Contact: Email: circ@scopeaust.org.au

Cost: $330

Registration close: 23rd July 2019


Positive Behaviour Support Training

15th August 2019

Scope's Communication & Inclusion Resource Centre

Details Provided shortly

Where:  Scope Hawthorn - Level 2, 302 Burwood Road, Hawthorn VIC  3122

When: 15th August 2019

Time:  Starting at 09.00 am - Finishing at 4.30pm

Presenter: Scope's Communication & Inclusion Resource Centre

Contact: Email: circ@scopeaust.org.au

Cost: $330

Registration close: 8th August 2019


Visual Supports and Social Stories

26th August 2019

Scope's Communication & Inclusion Resource Centre

Details to be provided shortly

Where:  Scope Hawthorn - Level 2, 302 Burwood Road, Hawthorn VIC  3122

When: 26th August 2019

Time:  Starting at 09.00 am - Finishing at 4.30pm

Presenter: Scope's Communication & Inclusion Resource Centre

Contact: Email: circ@scopeaust.org.au

Cost: $330

Registration close: 19th August 2019


Better communication to positively support people with a disability who have behaviours of concern

12th September 2019

Scope's Communication & Inclusion Resource Centre

Individuals who have difficulty communicating with others may use behaviours that are a concern to themselves and those around them. In this workshop you will learn the importance of recognising and understanding an individual’s communication skills when completing a Functional Behaviour Assessment, and developing a Positive Behaviour Support Plan.

Where:  Scope Hawthorn - Level 2, 302 Burwood Road, Hawthorn VIC  3122

When: 12th September 2019

Time:  Starting at 09.00 am - Finishing at 4.30pm

Presenter: Scope's Communication & Inclusion Resource Centre

Contact: Email: circ@scopeaust.org.au

Cost: $330

Registration close: 5th September 2019


Scope's Communication & Inclusion Resource Centre

13th September 2019

Scope's Communication & Inclusion Resource Centre

This two day workshop (Friday 13th and Friday 27th) will focus on supporting people who have little or no speech to meaningfully engage, control and contribute to discussions utilising a conversation strategy known as TalkingMatsTM. Through video interaction guidance, participants will practice the TalkingMatsTM framework and have an opportunity to reflect on their skills to support people who have little or no speech to co-design plans and effectively make their own decisions.

Where:  Scope Hawthorn - Level 2, 302 Burwood Road, Hawthorn VIC  3122


When: 13th September 2019

Time:  Starting at 09.00 am - Finishing at 4.30pm

Presenter: Scope's Communication & Inclusion Resource Centre

Contact: Email: circ@scopeaust.org.au

Cost: $330

Registration close: 6th September 2019


Talking Mats Foundation Workshop (Two Half Day Sessions)

13th & 27th September 2019

Scope's Communication & Inclusion Resource Centre

This two day workshop (Friday 13th and Friday 27th) will focus on supporting people who have little or no speech to meaningfully engage, control and contribute to discussions utilising a conversation strategy known as TalkingMatsTM. Through video interaction guidance, participants will practice the TalkingMatsTM framework and have an opportunity to reflect on their skills to support people who have little or no speech to co-design plans and effectively make their own decisions.

Where:  Scope Hawthorn - Level 2, 302 Burwood Road, Hawthorn VIC  3122


When: 13th September 2019

Time:  Starting at 09.00 am - Finishing at 4.30pm

Presenter: Scope's Communication & Inclusion Resource Centre

Contact: Email: circ@scopeaust.org.au

Cost: $330

Registration close: 6th September 2019


Speak up and be Safe from Abuse Training

20th September 2019

Scope's Communication & Inclusion Resource Centre

Details to be provided shortly

Where:  Scope Hawthorn - Level 2, 302 Burwood Road, Hawthorn VIC  3122


When: 20th September 2019

Time:  Starting at 09.00 am - Finishing at 4.30pm

Presenter: Scope's Communication & Inclusion Resource Centre

Contact: Email: circ@scopeaust.org.au

Cost: $330

Registration close: 13th September 2019


Disability Awareness Training

3rd October 2019

Scope's Communication & Inclusion Resource Centre

Details to be provided shortly

Where:  Scope Hawthorn - Level 2, 302 Burwood Road, Hawthorn VIC  3122

When: 3rd October 2019

Time:  Starting at 09.00 am - Finishing at 4.30pm

Presenter: Scope's Communication & Inclusion Resource Centre

Contact: Email: circ@scopeaust.org.au

Cost: $330

Registration close: 26th September 2019


Easy English Introduction

Scope's Communication & Inclusion Resource Centre

11th October 2019

This workshop will provide you with an introduction to the basic skills in writing documents in Easy English for people with non-functional literacy. Techniques to make your written language accessible will be explored. You will have the opportunity to put this knowledge into practise, with the expert assistance of the trainer. Other aspects of developing your document into Easy English will be introduced.

Where:  Scope Hawthorn - Level 2, 302 Burwood Road, Hawthorn VIC  3122

When: 11th October 2019

Time:  Starting at 09.00 am - Finishing at 4.30 pm

Presenter: Scope's Communication & Inclusion Resource Centre

Contact: Email: circ@scopeaust.org.au

Cost: $330

Registration close: 4th October 2019



Got a Communication System, now what? How to support AAC needs?

29th October 2019

Scope's Communication & Inclusion Resource Centre

Are you working with someone who doesn’t use speech to communicate? Are you looking for practical ideas and tips to use a communication book with a child?

Do you know where to start with an adult who uses an iPad to communicate? Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) uses other ways of communicating, including communication books (for example, PODD) and high tech systems (for example, a Minspeak device or Proloquo2Go on an iPad). This workshop will cater to ANYONE who supports individuals using ANY comprehensive AAC system. A comprehensive system means that people can use it across the day to communicate many different messages to many different people. This workshop will be practical and you will leave with new ideas and strategies to get started straight away!

Where:  Scope Hawthorn - Level 2, 302 Burwood Road, Hawthorn VIC  3122

When: 29th October 2019

Time:  Starting at 09.00 am - Finishing at 4.30 pm

Presenter: Scope's Communication & Inclusion Resource Centre

Contact: Email: circ@scopeaust.org.au

Cost: $330

Registration close: 22nd October 2019


Communication & Inclusion Resource Centre Information Session

15th November 2019

Scope's Communication & Inclusion Resource Centre

Details provided Shortly

Where:  Scope Hawthorn - Level 2, 302 Burwood Road, Hawthorn VIC  3122

When: 15th November 2019

Time:  Starting at 09.00 am - Finishing at 11.00 am

Presenter: Scope's Communication & Inclusion Resource Centre

Contact: Email: circ@scopeaust.org.au

Cost: Free

Registration close: 8th November 2019



Talking Mats Foundation Workshop (Two Half Day Sessions)

6th & 20th December 2019

Scope's Communication & Inclusion Resource Centre

This two day workshop (Friday 6th and Friday 20th) will focus on supporting people who have little or no speech to meaningfully engage, control and contribute to discussions utilising a conversation strategy known as TalkingMatsTM. Through video interaction guidance, participants will practice the TalkingMatsTM framework and have an opportunity to reflect on their skills to support people who have little or no speech to co-design plans and effectively make their own decisions.

Where:  Scope Hawthorn - Level 2, 302 Burwood Road, Hawthorn VIC  3122


When: 6th December 2019

Time:  Starting at 09.00 am - Finishing at 4.30pm

Presenter: Scope's Communication & Inclusion Resource Centre

Contact: Email: circ@scopeaust.org.au

Cost: $330

Registration close: 29th November 2019




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