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AAC across the day

Details

Date:
April 24, 2021
Time:
10:00 am - 11:30 am AEST
Cost:
Free
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Venue

Online Event

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 key words 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.

 

Learn about

  • 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

Session focus

This workshop aims to show communication partners how they can prepare activities in which they model AAC.

Age focus

For parents, family members and primary carers of children with disability, developmental delay or neurodivergence aged 0-12 years old

 

Join us online

Saturday 24 April; 10am to 11.30am AEST (Sydney Time)

Further details will be provided closer to the date to all RSVP. You will need a good internet connection to attend.

RSVP by Sunday 18  April 2021.  If you would like to register after this time, please email Mana mana@plumtree.org.au

Sessions are subject to cancellation due to low RSVP

 

More info

This workshop is for parents, primary cares and family members of children with disability 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

Unfortunately, we do not have the capacity for 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.

AAC Across the day Flyer

 

Your facilitator

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 mana@plumtree.org.au

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