• Thu 21 Oct 3:00 PM AEDT - 4:00 PM AEDT

    • $55.00 incl. GST
    Speak Easy: Complex Communication Needs - Signs and Symbols
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Speak Easy: Complex Communication Needs - Signs and Symbols


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

Completing Speak Easy: Complex Communication Needs - the signs and symbols will contribute one hour of PD addressing the following Australian Professional Standards for Teachers and aligns with the NESA criteria for Elective PD.

NESA Elective PD:

  • Enhanced teaching practice to effect positive change and impact on student/child learning progress and achievements
  • Job-embedded and provided opportunities for collaboration, transference and application
  • Research based and evidence based

Alignment with Australian Professional Standards for Teachers

Professional Knowledge
APST 1: Know children and how they learn
Professional Practice
APST 3: Plan for and implement effective teaching and learning
Professional Engagement
APST 6: Engage in professional learning

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

This webinar also aligns with:

Alignment with the Early Years Learning Framework

EYLF Practices
Adopting holistic approaches
Responsiveness to children
Intentional teaching

EYLF Learning Outcomes
Outcome 5: Children are effective communicators

Alignment with the National Quality Standards

QA1: Educational program and practice