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Training for Victorian Department of Education and Training (DET) staff only

NEW FACE TO FACE DET WORKSHOP!
Interacting with students who use communication aids and devices: how to be an effective communication partner

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This one day, face to face workshop focuses on the skills required by the communication partner to enable a student who uses a communication aid /device to be an autonomous communicator. Autonomous communication originates in the thought of the communicator and is initiated and generated by them. This requires access to a robust language AAC system that the student can initiate to say what I want to say, to whoever I want to say it, whenever I want to say it, however I choose to say it.

This workshop explores the interactions that support autonomous communication and the key accommodations and supports the student requires to use their current communication systems.

9:00am - 5:00pm 

Wednesday 15th February 2023

This workshop will be run face to face at CPEC in Glen Waverley, VIC

Workshop series for Victorian Department of Education and Training (DET) staff only

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This workshop series is offered over the school year with a wide range of topics.  In 2022, all sessions will be delivered online. 

Interacting with students who use communication aids and devices: how to be an effective communication partner

9:00am - 5:00pm Wednesday 15th February 2023

Understanding the learner who has cerebral palsy

4:00pm - 6:00pm Wednesday 8th March, 4:00pm - 5:30pm Wednesday 15th & 22nd March 2023

Support your core!

4:00pm - 6:00pm Thursday 30th March 2023

Learners who have cerebral palsy and sensory processing challenges

4:00pm - 6:00pm Monday 3rd April 2023

Learning handwriting and/or keyboarding

4:00pm - 6:00pm Thursday 11th May 2023

Communication at school

4:00pm - 6:30pm Tuesday 30th May & 6th June 2023

Reading comprehension for students who have Complex Communication Needs and Augmentative and Alternative Communication

4:00pm - 6:00pm Thursday 8th June 2023

Self-selected reading for students who have Complex Communication Needs and Augmentative and Alternative Communication

4:00pm - 6:00pm Thursday 20th July 2023

PE: Get involved!

4:00pm - 6:00pm Tuesday 25th July 2023

Writing for students who have Complex Communication Needs and Augmentative and Alternative Communication

4:00pm - 6:00pm Thursday 3rd August 2023

Working with sounds, letters and words for students who have Complex Communication Needs and Augmentative and Alternative Communication

4:00pm - 6:00pm Thursday 17th August 2023

Living with cerebral palsy. Art and creative expression

4:00pm - 6:00pm Tuesday 29th August 2023

Accessing the mathematics curriculum

4:00pm - 6:00pm Tuesday 5th September 2023

Supporting the inclusion of students who have cerebral palsy in school communities

2:30pm - 5:00pm Thursday 12th October 2023

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