Key Word Sign Basic Workshop ONLINE over 2 sessions
Session 1: Tuesday, 24 January, 9am-12pm
Session 2: Monday, 30 January, 9am-12pm
What is Key Word Sign?
- Key Word Sign is a strategy to support understanding and communication.
- It is a simplified form of manual signing designed for and used by and with people who have communication difficulties.
- Key Word Sign borrows signs from Auslan, the language of the Australian Deaf community.
- The principles of Key Word Sign
- How sign supports communication
- Who signing is used with
- Learn finger spelling and Interactive Sign Vocabulary 1 and 2
- Use sign and gesture in everyday activities
- How to support others to learn Key Word Sign
- Anyone who supports, works with, lives with, interacts with someone who experiences communication difficulties.
- Two 3h online sessions delivered via Microsoft Teams (the session link will be sent 1-2 days prior to the first session)
- Interactive with plenty of opportunity for practice in a low pressure learning environment
- Support to problem solve barriers to sign production
- Scope’s Getting Started with Key Word Sign (Auslan Edition) booklet (valued at $30) included in registration. The booklet features more than 100 words – each with a clear line drawing and a written description. The booklet will be posted prior to the workshop.
Requirements to attend:
1- Each attendee should have a device that:
a. Connects to the internet
b. Has a front facing camera
c. Can be used hands free
d. Ideally has a large screen (e.g., tablet, PCs, and laptops rather than phones will give participants a better experience)
2- This is an interactive session so cameras will need to stay on for the duration of the sessions in order for the presenter to see and provide feedback to participants.
- Capacity Building Supports
- Improved Daily Living Skills