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.
By the end of the workshop, participants will:
3 hour videoconference training session (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
February 25th, 10:00am - 1:00pm*
These times are Australian Western Time (Rocky Bay is based in Perth).
**Please check your Australian timezone!**
6x PowerPoint presentations (2.25 hour sessions)
Presenter scripts for each session
Resource Lists for each session
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
This workshop is facilitated by Lisa Totten and Leah Cardwell of Rocky Bay, Western Australia.
Lisa is a Speech Pathologist 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.
Leah is an Advanced Clinician Speech Pathologist in Complex communication at Rocky bay and has completed post graduate specialisation in Complex Communication needs at Edith Cowan University. She has had over 10 years experience working with people who use AAC as a support worker and a Speech Pathologist. Leah’s passion is to see her clients proving people wrong and exceed the expectations of those around them. Leah is currently involved in projects assisting in making COVID vaccination clinics and DFES (Department of Fire and Emergency) call centres more accessible to people who use AAC.
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
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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