How can communication supports help people who do not speak to build relationships
Presented by Sheree Henley and Harriet Korner
This webinar will be presented by Sheree Henley, founder of The Good Life Builders and mother to Isaac, a 25 year old man that does not use speech to communicate. She will be co presenting with Harriet Korner who is a speech therapist with over 30 years of experience. Harriet runs her own consulting business and provides coaching and mentoring services for people with disability, speech therapists, teachers, disability support workers and families.
When a person does not use spoken words to communicate, building relationships can be challenging. Support workers have an important role in creating environments that encourage communication for the purpose of building relationships.
Unfortunately, support workers sometimes have little experience in alternative communication or in supporting the development of relationships. So how can we families help support workers to do this role better?
In this webinar, Sheree and Harriet will share:
- Mindset beliefs that support workers need to have to do this role well
- Common objections people have to using AAC and how to overcome them
- Building fluency in using alternative communication methods
- Techniques for supporting conversations between your family member with a disability and people in the community that go beyond just saying hi.
This is a recorded 60 minute webinar, free for AGOSCI members to access, and open to non-members for a small fee.
Sheree Henley is mother of 26 year old Isaac who is a delivery man, Canberra Raiders fan, much loved member of a local community garden club and who also uses alternative communication to speak. Sheree has been collaborating with speech therapists and Isaac's support workers to implement AAC and support Isaac to have his voice for most of his life. She's discovered a few hints and tips for parents on the AAC implementation journey.
Sheree will be co presenting with Harriet Korner.
Harriet Korner is a speech therapist with over 30 years of experience. Harriet runs her own consulting business and provides coaching and mentoring services for people with disability, speech therapists, teachers, disability support workers and families.
AGOSCI is grateful to Sheree and Harriet for generously sharing their knowledge and expertise with our members.
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