Key Word Signing (1 Hour Refresher Class - Fingerspelling Basics)

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All Areas Speech Pathology at CHARMHAVEN

213-215 Pacific Highway

Charmhaven, NSW 2263

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This is a General Key Word Signing Class, held from 5:15pm to 6:15pm on Tuesday, October 15th.


PARTICIPANTS

Suitable for Adults and Teenagers 15 years+ who already knows the Two Handed Sign (Manual) Alphabet. Children aged 7 to 14 years may also attend with a paying adult, provided they also already know the sign alphabet.

This class is for people wanting to learn to sign and fingerspell with family, friends or clients, or just for general interest.


CLASS CONTENT

The class is for participants who would like to:

  • refresh their knowledge of the sign alphabet

  • practise their fingerspelling skills

  • fingerspell back and forth with a signing partner

Cost includes an A4 and A3 Colour Poster of the Two Handed Signing Alphabet used in Australia


PREREQUISITE

Prerequisite: Level 1 and 2 KWS with All Areas Speech Pathology,

or:

a knowledge of the signing alphabet from prior learning / life experience / online course / self taught


LEVEL

People with a beginner or intermediate level of Key Word Signing skills are very welcome to attend.

Small, friendly and relaxed classes - learn at your own pace


The course is suited to:

  • Primary School Teachers

  • Disability Workers

  • Allied Health Professionals

  • Parents / Family Members / Friends of people who use key word signing

  • Anyone with a general interest to learn to sign with people of all ages and abilities

  • People with some degree of hearing loss who wish to learn how to sign

  • Early childhood Educators and people wanting to learn baby sign are advised that there are specific key word signing courses for preschool aged children and babies, however, this course is still suitable and may be attended if preferred

All Areas Speech Pathology offer Key Word Signing (Auslan signs) from Level 1-10. Our fingerspelling refresher class is ideal for participants who have completed levels 1 and 2 or for anyone who wishes to refresh their skills.

Key word signing can be used to encourage speech and language development, to communicate with friends / family and enhance job skills/potential employment opportunities.

Key word signing consists of signing important words, at the same time as using slow, simplified speech. The spoken words, the ‘signed’ words and facial expression are all important, as they all convey meaning. In Australia, spoken words are combined with Auslan signs.

Key word signing is ideal for anyone learning language, such as babies, toddlers and children with a communication delay. Key word signing is also suitable for people wanting to learn sign language at a basic level. Some people have heard the term ‘Makaton’ signing. Signing using the Makaton vocabulary (often used in the disability field) follows the principles of key word signing. (NB: Makaton in Australia has now changed its name to “Key Word Sign Australia”).

OTHER CLASSES AT ALL AREAS SPEECH PATHOLOGY

KEY WORD SIGNING AT ALL AREAS SPEECH PATHOLOGY - LEVELS 1 to 5 FOR BEGINNERS and LEVELS 6 to 10 for BEGINNER/INTERMEDIATE SIGNERS

  • Small friendly interactive classes

  • Suitable for teenagers and adults (children aged 7 - 14 may attend with a paying adult)

  • Keep practising the alphabet/finger spelling and signing numbers throughout the levels

  • Develop a basic sign vocabulary (Auslan signs) - topics: everyday signs, greetings, manners, time concepts, numbers, colours, food, drinks, places, animals, people, feelings, opposite, adjectives, household, garden, transport, capital cities, events, activities, toys, verbs

  • Increase confidence to communicate through sign with other people

  • Remember signs by signing along to music

Each beginner level course is taught over 2 x 1.5 hour classes. Participants can choose to continue on through all the levels (1 - 10) when they are offered, or can stop after completing levels 1 and 2. Certificates of attendance are provided at the end of each level (or after completion of 1 - 5 and 6 - 10).


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All Areas Speech Pathology at CHARMHAVEN

213-215 Pacific Highway

Charmhaven, NSW 2263

Australia

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Refund Policy

Refunds up to 7 days before event

Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

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