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Key Word Sign 1-Day Workshop

  • 16 Feb 2022
  • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (TDT)
  • Ulverstone Surf Club - Beach Road Ulverstone TAS 7315
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Getting started with

Key Word Sign

Proudly supported by AGOSCI

Key Word Sign helps people communicate and understand what is being said to them. It is a way for someone whose speech is unclear or still developing to get their message across, and is one of the most widely used strategies for people of all ages who cannot communicate by speech alone. The best way to get started with Key Word Sign is to learn from an accredited presenter.

Key Word Sign uses simplified signs from the local deaf sign language, and combines these with speech. It is recommended for anyone who supports children and adults with communication difficulties, such as educators, support workers, therapists and parents.

To find out more about Key Word Sign, visit the KWS Australia website here: www.kwsa.com.au

Learning Outcomes

This 1-Day workshop is interactive, and full of great learning opportunities!

  • 80+ signs to start using today
  • How to teach Key Word Sign in everyday interactions
  • How to support communication in your home and workplace

Workshop Details

Where: Ulverstone Surf Club - Beach Road, Ulverstone Tasmania 7315.

Date: February 16th, 2022

Time: 9am - 5pm

This is a 1-Day interactive workshop. In-person attendance is required for the full day.

See our flyer here and please share with your networks.

Included with your registration, you will take home a copy of the 'Getting Started with Key Word Sign' book.

Light catering is provided for the day, please provide your dietary requirements in the registration form.

Our Presenter

My name is Martine Fourie, and I am a Certified Practising Speech Pathologist and a registered Psychologist.  I currently work in private practice as an NDIS registered provider under my business name of Blue Gum Allied Health, and one day a fortnight with the Tasmanian Office of the Senior Practitioner (Department of Communities Tasmania).  I have been privileged to spend my whole career providing services to people with disabilities, as a speech pathologist, a psychologist, a positive behaviour support clinician, a Senior Clinical Consultant (Statewide Behaviour Intervention Service, Family and Community Services NSW) and as a Practice Consultant (Office of the Senior Practitioner, Department of Communities Tasmania). 

I have used Key Word Sign for many years now, and became an accredited Key Word Sign Australia (then called Makaton Australia) presenter in 2007.  I really enjoy presenting these interactive, evidence-based workshops and sharing my enthusiasm for Key Word Sign.

COVID-19 Requirements

We have taken great care to provide a COVID-safe event.

We ask that you please follow all relevant public health orders and COVID-19 restrictions when attending this workshop.

If you are unwell, or are unable to comply with public health orders, we ask that you please stay home to ensure everyone's safety.

Refunds and Cancellations

Registration is only confirmed upon full payment of fee. To access the 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

  • 96.5% refund until 60 days before event.
  • 46.5% 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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