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AAC across the day
Learn how to support your child’s AAC use in an everyday home activity
Children who have difficulties with communication can benefit from augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) methods. Some examples of AAC include key word sign, iPad apps for communication, and picture boards. Children learn how to use their AAC system when their communication partners, including family members, model the use of their communication system in everyday activities and routines.
In this practical workshop, you will choose an activity that your child enjoys and be led through the steps to plan the activity so that AAC may be modelled within it. We will guide you to choose keywords to focus on in your chosen activity.
If you don’t have access to an AAC system, we can provide you with a picture board so that you can participate in this workshop’s practical component.
- Important words to focus on when modelling AAC
- Ways to extend your child’s sentence length
- The reasons we communicate and ways to model words that will build meaningful communication
This workshop aims to show communication partners how they can prepare activities in which they model AAC.
This session is for
For parents, family members and primary carers of children with disability, developmental delay or neurodivergence aged 0-12 years old. We value diversity and welcome all families.
At this stage, we don’t have the capacity to accommodate professionals in this session. If you are a professional, please feel free to share any of our calendar information with the families you are working with.
Join us online
Saturday 9 April 2022; 10am to 12pm AEST/Sydney Time
If you’re not in the AEST (Sydney) Time Zone, see time conversion by adding your Time Zome, City or Town.
Further details will be provided closer to the date to all RSVP. You will need a good internet connection to attend.
RSVP by Wednesday 6 April. If you would like to register after this time, please email Mana email@example.com
Sessions are subject to cancellation due to low RSVP
This workshop is for parents, primary carers and family members of children with disabilities or delays.
To get the best learning experience from this session, we encourage your involvement and interaction.
Prior to attending the workshop, participants are encouraged to view the Preparing food with your child using high-tech AAC video
Dr. Liora Ballin, Speech Pathologist, will facilitate this session.
If you would like to discuss this program further, please feel free to contact Mana at firstname.lastname@example.org