Training

Communication Workshops

Integrating Communication into the Curriculum for the student with little or no speech

When:      Request a date

Where:    

Time:       9:00am – 4:00pm

Suitable for:

All teachers, Integration Aides, Early Years Teachers, Child Care Teachers, Special School, Catholic School, Private School, Government School staff, support workers, House and Day centre staff, planners, NDIS staff

Learning objectives

You will:

  • develop an understanding of Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) strategies available to improve interactions in the classroom for the students with little or no speech;
  • identify and understand various opportunities for communication within specific classroom routines and learning environments;
  • learn various strategies for enhancing communication opportunities within peer interactions and also teacher lead interactions;
  • use strategies to plan a classroom activity for the student with little or no speech using low technology Augmentative and Alternative             Communication (AAC) strategies.

Victoria Institute of Teaching Standards 1.5, 1.6, 3.1, 3.5, 4.1

Appropriate for:

This workshop is useful for anyone who needs to develop understanding of how to incorporate the student with little or no speech into everyday classroom communication and learning tasks, day centre activities and at home. A range of resources for further study and independent research will be available.

Not sure if this is right for you?

Call Cathy Basterfield 0466 579 855 or email cathy@accesseasyenglish.com.au

Using Key Word Sign Functionally

When:       Request a date

Where:

Time:         9:15 am – 12:30am or 1:00pm – 4:30 pm

Cost:           On application.

Morning or afternoon tea provided.

Pre-requisite: You need to have previously attended a Basic Key Word Sign Workshop (equivalent to a 1 day workshop)

Suitable for

Anyone who has previously attended a Basic Key Word Sign workshop and wants to

  • refresh their Key Word Sign skills;
  • use their signing in lots of different activities;
  • try new activities and ideas for using Key word Sign.

All teachers, Integration Aides, Support Staff, Early Years Teachers, Child Care Teachers, Special school, Catholic School, Private School, Government School staff, Therapists, Support Workers (all areas), Psychologists, parents, NDIS staff, NDIS coordinators etc

 Learning objectives

You will

  • review all Key Word Sign Interactive Vocabulary 1 and 2 from the 1 day workshop;
  • review theory and implementation strategies for Key Word Sign;
  • learn to use Key Word Sign in a variety of interactive activities, which you will be able to incorporate into your own setting.

Victorian Institute of Teaching Standards

1.5, 1.6, 3.4

 Appropriate for:

This is a workshop which allows you to refresh your signing skills and theory about Key Word Sign (previously Makaton). You will go away with fresh ideas about how to expand the ways in which you are using Key Word Sign now, and how to continue to expand the Key Word Sign you use in your own environment.

A range of resources for further study and independent activities will be available.

Key Word Sign Workshop (previously Makaton)

When:       Request a date/s

Where:     Negotiable

Time:         Choose from a 1 day workshop; 2 x half day workshop; 3 x 2.5 hour workshop.

Cost:           On application. Include the workshop cost in the persons NDIS plan.

Numbers: maximum of 15 people per workshop.

What is in the workshop?

The Key Word Sign (previously Makaton) workshop includes:

  • A highly experiences Key Word Sign Presenter, with 30 years experience using Key Word Sign with adults of all ages, adolescents, primary aged students and young children.
  • Interactive learning;
  • Develop use and confidence in a basic vocabulary of signs to use in everyday settings;
  • How to choose which signs to teach;
  • Principles of Key Word Sign and Gesture;
  • How sign helps communication development
  • How to use sign all day, every day.

Every participant receives the current edition of  Getting started with Key Word Sign (Auslan Edition)

Pre-requisite: none

Suitable for

Anyone who wants to be able to use Key Word Sign in their interactions.

Families, including mum and dad, siblings, uncles and aunties, cousins, grandparents, other extended family and neighbours.

and

All teachers, Integration Aides, Support Staff, Early Years Teachers, Child Care Teachers, Special school, Catholic School, Private School, Government School staff, Therapists, Support Workers (all areas), Psychologists, parents, NDIS staff, NDIS coordinators,  etc

 Learning objectives

You will

  • learn all Key Word Sign Interactive Vocabulary 1 and 2;
  • learn theory and implementation strategies for Key Word Sign;
  • learn to use Key Word Sign in a variety of interactive activities, which you will be able to incorporate into your own setting.

Victorian Institute of Teaching Standards

1.5, 1.6, 3.4

 Appropriate for:

This is a workshop which allows you to refresh your signing skills and theory about Key Word Sign . You will go away with fresh ideas about how to expand the ways in which you are using Key Word Sign now, and how to continue to expand the Key Word Sign you use in your own environment.

A range of resources for further study and independent activities will be available.

Next Calendar Workshop & date

25 & 26 February 2019.  Phillip, Canberra, ACT

Easy English 2 day writing course, 2019.

Flyer or  Book here

Hosting by Koomarri

 

18 & 19 March 2019. Redfern, Sydney, NSW

Easy English 2 day writing course 2019

Redfern, Sydney, NSW. Flyer or Book here

Hosting by People with Disability Australia

 

25 & 26 March 2019. Central Melbourne, Vic

Easy English 2 day writing course, 2019.

Flyer or Book here

 

Can’t see a workshop that fits your needs?

I am happy to discuss other options, and develop a workshop for you, your staff and the people you support.

 

Having trouble booking your place via www.trybooking.com?

I can send you an invoice. Just email or phone me to enable this to happen.

Email: cathy@accesseasyenglish.com.au

Phone: 0466 579 855

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Easy English Workshops

When:       Request a date

 Where:     

 Time:        9:00am – 4:00pm

 Learning objectives

You learn the legislative framework for Easy English;

  • identify who Easy English is useful for ;
  • understand the steps to develop Easy English written materials;
  • begin to write their own Easy English document.

A range of resources for further study and independent research will be available.

All participants need to bring a document/brochure/flyer or other written material to begin to develop into Easy English during the workshop.

Victorian Institute of Teaching Standards:

1.5, 1.6, 2.5, 3.2, 3.7, 4.1, 7.2, 7.3

 Appropriate for:

This workshop is useful for anyone who writes information for the consumer. This workshop has limited places of just 12 participants.

Suitable for:

All communications staff, teachers, Integration Teachers, ESL teachers, TAFE staff, Integration Aides, Support Staff, Early Years Teachers, Child Care Teachers, Special School, Catholic School, Private School, Government School staff, planners, Therapists, Support Workers (all areas), NDIS staff, parents,

Not sure if this is right for you?

Call Cathy Basterfield 0466 579 855 or emailcathy@accesseasyenglish.com.au

 

 

Learning objectives

You will

  • identify who Easy English is useful for;
  • learn the legislative framework for Easy English;
  • explore current Easy English research & resources available in the Australian and international context;
  • learn and practice each of the steps to develop Easy English written materials;
  • begin to write their own Easy English document, including selecting and developing appropriate image supports;
  • receive references and resources for further study and independent research;
  • identify considerations for use in technology;
  • discuss strategies to begin to implement Easy English in your organisation.

Appropriate for:

This workshop is useful for anyone who writes information for the public. eg: communications staff; support workers, planners, therapists, disability advocates, teachers, survey developers, researchers,  NDIS providers staff, report writers, lawyers, health promotion staff, My Aged care providers and staff……….

Not sure if this is right for you?

Call Cathy Basterfield 0466 579 855 or email cathy@accesseasyenglish.com.au

This workshop has limited places of just 12 participants.

All participants need to bring a document/brochure/flyer or other written material to learn to develop into Easy English during the workshop.

It would be useful if you had access to a laptop for the workshop.

Victorian Institute of Teaching Standards: 

1.3, 1.5, 1.6, 2.5, 3.2, 3.7, 4.1, 7.2, 7.3

 

Sydney 18 & 19 March 2019

Sydney Easy English 2 day writing course 2019

Bookings at https://www.trybooking.com/454615

or email cathy@accesseasyenglish.com.au to request an invoice.

Easy English for Inclusion and Participation

When:     Request a date

Where:    

Time:       9:00am – 4:30pm

Suitable for: advocates, support staff, teachers, therapists, communications staff, government and departmental staff, anyone who writes for a public audience.

Learning objectives

  • learn the legislative framework for Easy English;
  • identify what is Easy English and who Easy English is useful for;
  • understand the steps to develop Easy English written materials;
  • engage in practical tasks to begin to write your own Easy English document.

A range of resources for further study and independent research will be available.

All participants need to bring a document/brochure/flyer or other written material to begin to develop into Easy English during the workshop.

Limited places available.

Not sure if this is right for you?

Call Cathy Basterfield 0466 579 855 or email cathy@accesseasyenglish.com.au