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Key Word Sign 1-Day Workshop

  • 13 May 2022
  • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (AEST)
  • Bellerive Yacht Club - Boardroom - 64 Cambridge Road, Bellerive TAS 7018
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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: Bellerive Yacht Club - Boardroom - 64 Cambridge Road, Bellerive Tasmania 7018.

Date: May 13th, 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

Marnie McNicol 

Marnie graduated as a speech pathologist from James Cook University in 2008 and has worked with the Tasmanian Department of Education ever since. She works with children and their families to improve and support their communication skills. Marnie attended her first Key Word Sign workshop while at university (back when it was known as Makaton). This sparked an interest in learning more signs and supporting families using Key Word Sign with their children. She decided to train as a Key Word Sign presenter in 2016. Marnie continues to work in schools in the Hobart area and also has a consulting role with the Department of Justice.

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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