Charie discovered Key Word Sign when she was working at a special school and talked with us about how invaluable she found KWS to be in facilitating communication for students who were non-verbal.
Kobe was diagnosed with a condition that meant he would have a significant communication disability. His mum Tanya learned KWS and found it so useful she went on to become a KWS Presenter.
Kristie became a foster mum to Jye, a young boy with no speech and a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder. Kristie was told about KWS, did a workshop, and went on to become a KWS Presenter. She talks about the benefit of KWS to her and Jye.
A story from one of our KWS Presenters, from her personal perspective of losing speech and finding that Key Word Sign helped her get her message across.
Ella is a teacher (now retired), who came to Key Word Sign (KWS) when she was working with children with communication difficulties. She did some training in KWS (then called Makaton), went on to become the backbone of the KWS Victoria committee, and was involved in creating a range of KWS resources.
Nicki is a speech pathologist who has integrated Key Word Sign (KWS) into her clinical practice. Nicki shares her story and presents a new perspective into opportunities of KWS as a cross-linguistic tool, as well as supporting communication and language development.