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Tech Talkers Online 'Train The Trainer' Workshop

  • 12 Jul 2024
  • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (AWST)
  • Online via Microsoft TEAMs
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Tech Talkers® 
Train The Trainer Workshop

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AGOSCI is proud to partner with Rocky BayBringing you this online presenter workshop

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.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the workshop, participants will:

  • Have a greater understanding of AAC and importance of up-skilling communication partners.
  • Have the knowledge to run the Tech Talkers® program for their clients in a group or 1:1 setting.
  • Have the resources required to run the Tech Talkers® program.

Workshop Overview:

  • 3 hour videoconference training session (via MS Teams) with a Rocky Bay Speech Pathologist prior to you running the group.

  • Certificate of training completion


  • Attendance at the full live online workshop is required.
  • This training package is for people who have a high level of interest and experience in AAC e.g. Speech Pathologist, Specialist teacher. 
  • Please contact us to discuss if you are eligible to be a Tech Talkers® presenter.
  • Access to technology to access the workshop via video conference (Microsoft Teams) is required to attend the workshop.

Workshop Dates and Times:

Friday 12th July, 9:00am - 12:00pm AWST*

*Australian Western Standard Time (Rocky Bay is based in Perth).

Please check your start time here:

QLD - 11:00am

NSW / ACT / VIC / TAS - 11:00am

SA - 10:30am

NT - 10:30am

Registration Price Includes:

  • 1 x 3 hour Live Online Training Workshop with the creators, capped at 20 people to ensure time for questions; and

  • A full presenter resource package which includes: 
    • 6x PowerPoint presentations (2.25 hour sessions)

    • Presenter scripts for each session

    • Resource Lists for each session

    • Timetable template

    • 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

About the Presenters:

This workshop is facilitated by Lisa Totten and Leah Cardwell of Rocky Bay, Western Australia.

Presenter Lisa sitting with LAMP communication device Lisa is a Certified Practicing 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 Tech talkers workshop.

Presenter Leah standing in front of greenery background 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 12 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 also a part-time consultant for Liberator in WA and the NT.


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. 

  • Full refund until 60 days before event.
  • 50% 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.


AGOSCI is grateful to Leah and Lisa for presenting this workshop to the AGOSCI audience. 

AGOSCI is an independent body and does not endorse individual expertise, products or brands over others.

AGOSCI acknowledges the presence and contributions of all expertise, suppliers and expertise in the Australian and International communities of AAC and diverse communication.

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