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What is AAC and will it be useful to my family?

August 6, 2022 @ 10:00 am 12:00 pm AEST

Explore augmentative and alternative communication systems for
your child

Augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) includes all forms of communication (other than oral speech) that are used to express thoughts, needs, wants, and ideas. AAC systems support children to communicate through the use of gestures, signing and devices that are used with or instead of speech.

The aim of this workshop is to provide families with an introduction to AAC, including the different types of AAC systems, when to start AAC, and why to consider AAC as an option that can support developing communication.

Learn about

  • Different types of AAC systems
  • When to start using AAC
  • How AAC supports communication development
  • Ways to support your child’s AAC learning

This session is for

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

At this stage, we do not have the capacity to accommodate professionals in this course. If you are a professional, please feel free to share any of our calendar information with the families you are working with.


Saturday 6 August
10am to 12pm AEST/Sydney time
If you’re not in the AEDT (Sydney) Time Zone, see time conversion by adding your Time Zone, City or Town.




Online event

RSVP by Wednesday 3 August

If you would like to express your interest after the RSVP closing day, please email Mana mana@plumtree.org.au

Your facilitator

Plumtree’s workshops and courses are facilitated by members of our therapy team, guest speakers or our trained parent peer workers, who are raising a child with a disability or delay. 

The workshop is facilitated by Liora Ballin, Speech Pathologist & Marie-Ann, guest parent who has explored AAC with her family. 

Additional info

Log in details Once registered, we will provide further details closer to the date, including the link to join the session. You will need a good internet connection to attend.
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About Plumtree

Plumtree is a not-for-profit, community-based organisation that helps families thrive.

Trusted for over 30 years, we provide therapies and support for children aged birth to 8 years with a disability or developmental delay and their families. Our free online and centre-based playgroups and parent educational programs support all families. At Plumtree Preschool, children of all abilities and cultural backgrounds learn together and begin to understand the value of inclusive communities.

Plumtree’s passionate, culturally diverse team of specialists work from the heart in a caring environment where families feel respected and informed.

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