Speak Easy 3: Complex Communication Needs – Signs and Symbols

Presented by Colin Slattery


Do you feel you have sufficient knowledge of 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 may contribute one-hour of PD that aligns with the NESA (NSW) criteria for Elective PD and addresses:

The Australian Professional Standards for Teachers: APST 1: Know children and how they learn

The Early Years Learning Framework: Learning Outcome 5: Children are effective communicators

The National Quality Standard: QA1: Educational program and practice


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