Events

  • 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.

  • Basic Training – Full Day Workshop – 2nd November

    Presented by: Pashenka Gribbin, NSW
    Date: Saturday 2nd November 2024 
    Time: 9.00am – 4.00pm AEST 
    Location: University of Wollongong, NSW

    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.

    Click here for more details. 

    Register to Attend
  • Sip ‘n’ Sign – 18th November

    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: Monday 18th November 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.

  • Basic Training – Full Day Workshop – 2nd December

    Presented by: Melanie Robartson, WA
    Date: Monday 2nd December 2024
    Time: 9.00am – 4.00pm AWST 
    Location: SensesWA, Burswood, WA 6100

    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.

    Register to Attend
  • Basic Training – Full Day Workshop – 9th December

    Presented by: Melanie Robartson, WA
    Date: Monday 9th December 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.

    Register to Attend
  • Basic Training – Full Day Workshop – 3rd February 2025

    Presented by: Tanya Jarvis, NSW
    Date: Monday 3rd February 2025 
    Time: 9:00am – 4:00pm AEDT 
    Location: Batemans Bay Soldiers Club, Batemans Bay NSW
    Note: RSVP Monday 13th January 2025

    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 will have a focus on supporting infants and children and implementing key word sign in naturally occurring routines and activities at home and education settings.

    This workshop is presented in person.

    Click here for more details.

    Register to Attend
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