Got a Communication Aid - Now What?
Bringing you this two-part practical workshop
Develop a practical plan with interactive strategies to support the use of comprehensive communication aids such as multilevel communication books and electronic aids and apps.
This workshop is for any person who is:
- new to the area of Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)
- who manages a caseload of current and potential AAC users
- learning to embrace a comprehensive AAC system
- who is a member of an AAC user’s support network, and would like to learn ways that support AAC use.
This workshop will cover:
- The different types of communication aids and their purposes
- How use comprehensive communication aids effectively
- Goal-setting for improved AAC use
- Planning for sustained AAC
Attendance at both live workshop sessions is required.
Complete two tasks in between the first and second workshop and share with the group. Tasks involve:
- Trialling the communication aid with an AAC user
- Setting a communication goal that utilises AAC strategies
Access to technology to access the workshop via video conference (zoom) is required to attend the workshop.
Workshop Dates and Times:
Session 1: 3rd October, 10:00am - 12:30pm
Session 2: 10th October, 10:00 - 12:30pm
Please note* These times are Australian Eastern Daylight Savings Time.
**Please check your Australian timezone!**
Registration Price Includes:
2 x Live Online Workshops capped at 10 people per group to ensure time for individual participation; And
Access to a 1:1 consultation with the workshop facilitator within 3 months of the workshop to discuss your individual needs and questions; Plus
A 10% discount on any communication aid purchased through Scope's Non-electronic Communication Aid Service
About the Presenter:
This workshop is facilitated by Beth Twentyman.
Beth Twentyman is a speech pathologist who is passionate about Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) and Assistive Technology. Beth’s clinical experience working with children and adults with complex communication needs developed her skills working collaboratively with staff and families to build capacity and enhance communication, participation and independence for those who have complex communication needs.
With 20 years of experience in the disability and assistive technology field, Beth has worked as a school based speech pathologist and as an assistive technology specialist at ComTEC.
She is now part of the team at Scope’s Non-Electronic Communication Aid Service (NECAS) as a consultant in AAC and Assistive Technology where she continues to support people in the use of targeted and comprehensive communication aids inclusive of electronic and non-electronic communication aids.
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
- 96.5% refund until 30 days before event.
- 46.5% refund between 8-29 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.