Training

Senses Australia provides training, resources and consultation services to meet the needs of our clients as well as their families and carers.

Friday, 11 August 2017 & Monday , 14 August 2017
Deafblind Communication Guide Training – 2 day course

Time – 9:00am to 4:30pm
Venue – Senses Australia, 11 Kitchener Road, Burswood
Cost – $480.00 (includes catering and materials)
RSVP – By 7th August 2017 to Rachael Koch via email rachael.koch@senses.org.au or 0449 258 488

Communication Guide Training will provide participants with the necessary skills in supporting a person who is deafblind. The training will enable participants to confidently work and interact with someone who is deafblind. The topics covered include:
– Deafblind communication.
– Breaking down activities to provide the ‘just right’ level of support.
– Psychosocial impact of deafblindness.
– Adaptations and equipment.
– Ethics and boundaries.

Please note that sighted guide training is now a separate program.

Thursday, 7th September 2017
Key Word Sign Workshop

Time – 9:00am to 4:00pm
Venue – Margaret River TAFE Campus-272 Bussell Hwy Margaret River
Cost – $175.00 (manual included)
RSVP – By Monday 4th September 2017 to Rachael Koch via email rachael.koch@senses.org.au or 0449 258 488

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.
Key word signing uses a core vocabulary of concepts and ideas considered to be the most appropriate for children and adults with communication and language difficulties.
Main words (or concepts) of a message are matched to a hand sign or using natural gesture or signs borrowed from Auslan. These signs are used with the word order of spoken English.

12th September 2017 & 13th September 2017
Sighted Guide Training – 2 day course

Time – 9:00am to 4:30pm
Venue – Senses Australia, 11 Kitchener Road, Burswood
Cost – $480.00 (includes catering and materials)
RSVP – By 5th September 2017 to Rachael Koch via email rachael.koch@senses.org.au or 0449 258 488

Sighted guide is a technique originally developed for people who are blind. It is also useful for those with low vision who are unsure of their bearings in an unfamiliar environment. Using this approach, the person with low vision holds on to the sighted person’s arm as they walk along. It is important for the sighted person to lead by walking slightly ahead. Different people will have their own preferences about how they like to be guided.

This two day training provides participants with the theoretic knowledge and practical skills to confidently and safely guide a person with low vision or is blind. The training is facilitated by experienced Senses Australia orientation and mobility instructors. Participants will learn how to guide indoors, outdoors and using public transport.

Monday, 18th September 2017
Key Word Sign Workshop

Time – 9:00am to 4:30pm
Venue – Senses Australia, 11 Kitchener Road, Burswood
Cost – $140.00 (manual included)
RSVP – By Monday 4th September 2017 to Rachael Koch via email rachael.koch@senses.org.au or 0449 258 488

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.
Key word signing uses a core vocabulary of concepts and ideas considered to be the most appropriate for children and adults with communication and language difficulties.
Main words (or concepts) of a message are matched to a hand sign or using natural gesture or signs borrowed from Auslan. These signs are used with the word order of spoken English.