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


Saturday 19 March
10:00 am - 12:00 pm AEDT
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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.

A guest parent who has explored AAC with their family will talk about the experience and answer questions from attendees.


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 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.

We value diversity and welcome all families.



Join us online

Saturday 19 March 2022; 10am to 12pm AEDT/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 16 March. 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

To get the best learning experience from this session, we encourage your involvement and interaction.

Download the Workshop 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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