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Tech Talkers Online Train The Trainer Workshop

  • 8 Sep 2021
  • (AEST)
  • 15 Sep 2021
  • (AEST)
  • 2 sessions
  • 8 Sep 2021, 4:00 PM 6:00 PM (AEST)
  • 15 Sep 2021, 4:00 PM 6:00 PM (AEST)
  • Online via Microsoft TEAMs
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Tech Talkers
Train The Trainer Workshop


AGOSCI is proud to partner with Rocky BayBringing you this two-part presenter workshop

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.

Workshop Overview:

  • 2x 2hr videoconference training sessions (via MS Teams) with a Rocky Bay Speech Pathologist prior to you running the group.

  • Evaluation at the end of the training marked by a Rocky Bay Speech Pathologist

  • Certificate of training completion


  • Attendance at both live workshop sessions is required.

  • This training package is for qualified Speech Pathologists and people who have a high level of interest and experience in AAC. Please contact us to discuss if you are eligible to be a Tech Talkers presenter.

  • Access to technology to access the workshop via video conference (Microsoft Teams) is required to attend the workshop.

Workshop Dates and Times:

Session 1:  September 8th, 4:00pm - 6:00pm 

Session 2:  September 15th, 4:00 - 6:00pm 

Please note* These times are Australian Eastern Standard Time.

**Please check your Australian timezone!**

Registration Price Includes:

  • 2 x 2hour Live Online Training Workshops with the creators, capped at 15 people per group 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

About the Presenters:

This workshop is facilitated by Kayla Douthie and Lisa Totten of Rocky Bay, Western Australia.

Kayla is a Speech Pathologist and has the role of Advanced Clinician in Complex Communication at Rocky Bay. Kayla is passionate about supporting people with complex communication needs and has worked on many projects supporting AAC communicators over the past 6 years including developing the Tech Talkers parent workshops, presenting at AGOSCI 2019, presenting communication training for all Rocky Bay therapists.

Lisa is a speech pathologist at Rocky Bay with many years’ experience working with children with disabilities and those using AAC to communicate. Lisa is passionate about helping people to reach their communication potential. She believes that helping communication partners to learn and develop the skills to support AAC communicators is integral to successful outcomes. Lisa has been involved in a number of AAC related projects including an AAC caregiver study at Rocky Bay and development of AAC communication partner resources e.g. Rocky Bay Positive AACtion kit and Techtalkers workshop. Lisa recently presented at the AGOSCI Conference in 2019.

Cancellations and Refunds

Registration is only confirmed upon full payment of fee. To access discounted rate for members you must be logged into your AGOSCI member account prior to registration. 

Please Note* All registrations incur a 3.5% paypal fee that can't be refunded

  • Full refund (minus paypal fee) until 60 days before event.
  • 50% refund between 8-59 days before event. 
  • No refunds within 0-7 days of event start date.

Applications for registrations are subject to final approval by AGOSCI to ensure fair and equal access to events across organisations. Waitlist registrations will be taken upon all positions being filled.

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