Events

  • Basic Training – Full Day Workshop – 12th September

    Presented by: Melanie Robartson, WA
    Date: Thursday 12th September 2024
    Time: 9.00am – 4.00pm AWST 
    Location: SensesWA, Armadale, WA 6112

    Key Word Sign (KWS) can be used to support individuals with communication difficulties to understand and get their message across to others.

    In this workshop, you will learn the principles of KWS and gesture, who it can be used with and how it can be used alongside other ways of communicating. You will also learn up to 80 new signs along with common natural gestures, with opportunities to practice in a safe & fun group environment. You will leave the workshop with a detailed plan of the next steps in your KWS journey, as well as a host of helpful resources to support your learning.

    This workshop is presented face-to-face.

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  • Sip ‘n’ Sign – 18th September

    Finished a Basic Key Word Sign Workshop?
    Want to keep up your signing skills?
    Come along to our FREE Sip ‘n’ Sign sessions!

    Time: 7:30 pm to 8.30 pm (AEST)
    Date: Wednesday 18th September 2024

    These online sessions are open to anyone who has completed a Basic Key Word Sign workshop.
    Bring along a glass of your favourite beverage, and have a bit of fun while you:
    • Review signs learned in your basic workshop
    • Work on sign accuracy & fluency
    • Brainstorm questions about using KWS in your home or workplace

    No RSVP required. Just jump onto the zoom link –which will open at 7:20 pm, ready for a prompt 7:30 start.

    Click here for more details.

  • Advanced Training – Full Day – 20th September

    In this advanced course, you will further build your knowledge of key word sign and gesture by exploring instructional techniques such as modelling, incidental teaching, and explicit teaching to support learning and use of key word sign by others. You will also learn strategies for supporting communication partners around an individual, including models of coaching, mentoring, and design of individualised sign support resources.

    The focus of this course is on spontaneous use of sign with accuracy and fluency within individual, small group, and whole group activities. You will learn between 80 -100 news signs and use known vocabulary within functional communication activities.

    This workshop is presented online and is a full day.

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  • Intermediate Training – Blended – 27th September

    Presented by: Lauren Scott, Key Word Sign Australia
    Date: Friday 27th September 2024
    Time: 10:30am – 4:30pm (AEST)
    Location: Online

    In this intermediate key word sign course, you will build your knowledge of key word sign and gesture in familiar, everyday activities, routines, games and songs. You will learn about how to create a sign environment using strategies and resources to encourage and support the use of sign.

    The focus of this course is building your skills in signing accuracy and fluency through individual, small group, and whole group activities. You will revise the signs of the Interactive Vocabulary learned in ‘Getting Started with Key Word Sign’ and learn between 80 -100 news signs.

    This workshop is available as a blended learning package. This involves a self-paced eLearning module, and a practical session presented online.

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  • Basic Training – Full Day Workshop – 9th October

    Presented by: Marion Van Nierop, Key Word Sign Australia
    Date: Wednesday 9th October 2024
    Time: 9.30am – 4.00pm AEST 
    Location: Online

    Key Word Sign (KWS) can be used to support individuals with communication difficulties to understand and get their message across to others.

    In this workshop, you will learn the principles of KWS and gesture, who it can be used with and how it can be used alongside other ways of communicating. You will also learn up to 80 new signs along with common natural gestures, with opportunities to practice in a safe & fun group environment. You will leave the workshop with a detailed plan of the next steps in your KWS journey, as well as a host of helpful resources to support your learning.

    This workshop is presented online.

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  • Intermediate Training – Blended – 12th October

    Presented by: Debbie Burmester, QLD
    Date: Saturday 12th October 2024
    Time: 9:00am – 3:00pm AWST 
    Location: St John The Baptist Anglican Church
    177 Oxford Street, Bulimba, QLD 4171 

    In this intermediate key word sign course, you will build your knowledge of key word sign and gesture in familiar, everyday activities, routines, games and songs. You will learn about how to create a sign environment using strategies and resources to encourage and support the use of sign.

    The focus of this course is building your skills in signing accuracy and fluency through individual, small group, and whole group activities. You will revise the signs of the Interactive Vocabulary learned in ‘Getting Started with Key Word Sign’ and learn between 80 -100 news signs.

    This workshop is available as a blended learning package. This involves a self-paced eLearning module, and a practical session presented in person.

    Click here for more details.

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  • Basic Training – Half Day Workshops – 15th & 22nd October

    Presented by: Key Word Sign Victoria
    Date: Tuesday 15th & 22nd October 2024
    Time: 9:30am – 1:00pm AEST 
    Location: Online 

    In this introductory key word sign course, you will learn about the principles of key word sign and gesture, who it can be used with and how it can be used alongside other ways of communicating. You will understand how key word sign is different to Auslan, the language of the Deaf Community in Australia.

    In the practical component of the course you will learn up to 80 new signs along with common natural gestures. You will have the opportunity to practice using speech and signs together in interactive activities, building your skills in a safe and fun group environment. You will leave the workshop with a detailed plan of the next steps in your key word sign journey, as well as a host of helpful resources to support your learning.

    This workshop is presented online.

    Register to Attend
  • Basic Training – Full Day Workshop – 22nd October

    Presented by: Tanya Jarvis, NSW
    Date: Tuesday 22nd October 2024
    Time: 9:30am – 4:30pm AEDT
    Location: Club Central Menai, 44-60 Allison Crescent
    Menai, NSW 2234

    Note: RSVP Thursday 12th September 2024

    In this introductory key word sign course, you will learn about the principles of key word sign and gesture, who it can be used with and how it can be used alongside other ways of communicating. You will understand how key word sign is different to Auslan, the language of the Deaf Community in Australia.

    In the practical component of the course you will learn up to 80 new signs along with common natural gestures. You will have the opportunity to practice using speech and signs together in interactive activities, building your skills in a safe and fun group environment. You will leave the workshop with a detailed plan of the next steps in your key word sign journey, as well as a host of helpful resources to support your learning.

    This workshop is presented in person.

    Click here for more details.

    Register to Attend
  • Sip ‘n’ Sign – 22nd October

    Finished a Basic Key Word Sign Workshop?
    Want to keep up your signing skills?
    Come along to our FREE Sip ‘n’ Sign sessions!

    Time: 7:30 pm to 8.30 pm (AEDT)
    Date: Tuesday 22nd October 2024

    These online sessions are open to anyone who has completed a Basic Key Word Sign workshop.
    Bring along a glass of your favourite beverage, and have a bit of fun while you:
    • Review signs learned in your basic workshop
    • Work on sign accuracy & fluency
    • Brainstorm questions about using KWS in your home or workplace

    No RSVP required. Just jump onto the zoom link –which will open at 7:20 pm, ready for a prompt 7:30 start.

    Click here for more details.

  • Intermediate Training – Full Day – 25th October

    Presented by: Lauren Scott, Key Word Sign Australia
    Date: Friday 25th October 2024
    Time: 9:30am – 5:00pm (AEDT)
    Location: Online

    In this intermediate key word sign course, you will build your knowledge of key word sign and gesture in familiar, everyday activities, routines, games and songs. You will learn about how to create a sign environment using strategies and resources to encourage and support the use of sign.

    The focus of this course is building your skills in signing accuracy and fluency through individual, small group, and whole group activities. You will revise the signs of the Interactive Vocabulary learned in ‘Getting Started with Key Word Sign’ and learn between 80 -100 news signs.

    This workshop is presented online and is a full day.

    What training can I do next?
    After you have completed the ‘Using Key Word Sign in Daily Life’ course, you can progress to the Advanced qualification ‘Teaching Others to Use Key Word Sign’. This is offered only a full day online workshop.

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