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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.
Content / Learning Objectives:
  • 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
This workshop would suit:
  • Anyone who supports, works with, lives with, interacts with someone who experiences communication difficulties.
Features of the workshop:
  • 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.

Key Word Sign training and workshops can be funded in a NDIS plan under the following line items:
  • Capacity Building Supports
  • Improved Daily Living Skills 



Further Contact Details

Nadine Lee

(08) 9381 0600