What is Key Word Sign?
Key Word Sign is the use of manual signs and natural gesture to support communication.
Key Word Sign is used to encourage and support language development in children and adults with communication difficulties.
How to start using Key Word Sign?
Learning different signs and how to use them for communication is the best way to learn
Key Word Sign.
Key Word Sign Victoria runs “Getting started” sign workshops in Melbourne, Geelong and some regional centres. These workshops give you an excellent interactive signing experience. Workshops are usually held as 1 day workshops or 2 x half day workshops.
Sunday 24 February 2019
1) via TryBooking (Credit Card payments only)
2) Direct credit. Banking details are on the registraion form.
Complete your registration form, and email it with confirmation of payment to firstname.lastname@example.org
3) Accounts Payable. Email email@example.com to request one.
Key Word Sign Presenter Training
Thursday - Sunday 17-20 January 2019
Glen Waverley, Victoria.
Applications close 30 November 2018.
Questions and to request your application
All successful applicants will be informed by
14 December 2018.
Book training for your own site
Family training session.
Invite people important to the person you support.
Like, mum, dad, siblings, grandma, grandpa, aunties, uncles, cousins, friends, support workers, integration teacher, teacher, swimming instructor, neighbour, physio, OT, speech pathologist, etc.
Whole team training
Invite all the staff. Include teachers, integration aides or support workers, CEO, admin staff, cleaners, school bus drivers, regular taxi drivers, OT, psychologist, physio, speech patholgoist, NDIS planner etc.
Jimmy P 14/01/1961 - 12/09/2018 (57 years)
It was with sadness that we learnt of the passing of Jimmy on Wednesday,12th September.
Jimmy was a diehard Hawthorn supporter with names, facts and numbers at the ready, at all times. Every wall and surface of his room was dedicated to his passion.
Jimmy was one of the catalysts for the Key Word Sign Australia Footy Book. He used sign to communicate, and needed more people to be able to communicate with him about his passion. Jimmy was guest of honour, along with the then Federal Minister Simon Crean at the launch of the Footy Book at Etihad Stadium in 2010. Jimmy invited his housemates along to the launch to enjoy the special day with him. Jimmy took it all in his stride: kicking footballs down in the change rooms with footballers from the Marngrook Footy Show, singing and signing ‘Up there Cazaly’ and enjoying the footy atmosphere.
There is a dedication to Jimmy on page 3 of the Key Word Sign Australia Footy Book, 2010.
Read it and remember the spirit of Jimmy as you take your own journey of signing all about the footy.
Our condolences to his family and the many people Jimmy touched throughout his life.
Key Word Sign Victoria Committee, 17 September 2018