Communication is a basic human right. People without speech or who have limited language skills experience difficulties in communicating everyday needs, receiving information, building relationships, participating in education and being safe.
Augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) consists of a range of communication supports including “no-tech” (gestures, body language and/or sign language), “low-tech” (communication boards, PODD books, object or picture exchange) and “high-tech” (electronic communication devices, iPads and apps). In this presentation, a specialist speech pathologist will explain why and how AAC systems should extend beyond requesting basic wants and needs and allow the person to ask questions, make a comment, protest, negotiate, greet others, tell a joke and share a story.
If you are currently a client of The Autism Association of WA and have a key therapist, payment will be directly deducted from your child’s funding package. For further information please discuss with your key therapist.
For other families, we have kept costs to a minimum which is $50 per person or $75 for a couple.
If your child is currently on our waiting list for services and is not currently accessing any services with another therapy provider then you may be able to access this training at no cost – please email email@example.com for more information.