• Wed 28 Apr 2:00 PM AEST - 3:00 PM AEST

    • $55.00 incl. GST
    Speak Easy: Complex Communication Needs - Signs and Symbols
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Do you feel you have sufficient knowledge on how to include a child with a complex communication need? Presented by a qualified Speech Language Pathologist, you will gain an understanding of complex communication needs in children under the age of 5 who may benefit from assisted communication.

Topics include:
• What is a complex communication need?
• Types of augmentative and alternative communication
• When to introduce alternative forms of communication - when and how
• Introduction to Key Word Sign
• Aided language stimulation using Key Word Sign and symbols

The Australian Teaching Standards

Completing Speak Easy: Complex Communication Needs - the signs and symbols will contribute one hour of PD (NSW – NESA Elective PD) addressing:

Professional Knowledge
APTS 1: Know children and how they learn
Focus area 1.6: Strategies to support full participation of children with disability

Professional Practice
APTS 3: Plan for and implement effective teaching and learning
Focus area 3.5: Use effective communication

Professional Engagement
APTS 6: Engage in professional learning
Focus area 6.2: Engage in professional learning and improve practice

The webinar also links to:

The Early Years Learning Framework
EYLF Practices
Adopting holistic approaches
Responsiveness to children
Intentional teaching

EYLF Learning Outcomes
Outcome 5: Children are effective communicators

The National Quality Standard
QA1: Educational program and practice

For information regarding teacher registration and accreditation, contact the teacher registration board in your state.