Training

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

Wednesday, 15th November 2017
Key Word Sign Workshop – Busselton

Time – 9:00am to 4:00pm
Venue – Busselton Community Resource Centre – 21 Cammilleri St, Busselton.
Cost – $175.00 (manual included)
RSVP – By Friday 10th November 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.

Thursday, 16th November 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 13th November 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.

20th November 2017 & 22nd November 2017
Guiding Skills – 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 13th November 2017 to Rachael Koch via email rachael.koch@senses.org.au or 0449 258 488

Guiding is a technique originally developed for people who are blind, which is also useful for people who have low vision or combined vision and hearing impairment who require support to navigate unfamiliar environments. Using this approach, the person with low vision holds on to the guide’s arm as they walk. It is important for the guide 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 theoretical knowledge and practical skills to confidently and safely guide a person who is blind, has low vision or combined vision and hearing loss. The training is facilitated by experienced Senses Australia Orientation and Mobility Instructors. Participants will learn how to guide navigating a range of scenarios indoors, outdoors and using public transport.

Monday, 4th December 2017 &; Tuesday , 5th December 2017
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 25th November 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.