Key Word Sign
Key Word Sign is the combination of manual signs and natural gesture, used to support communication. It is designed for use with children and adults who have communication difficulties.
Key Word Sign is used internationally and uses the signs of the host country. Therefore in Australia, we borrow signs from Auslan (Australian Sign Language). The main principles of Key Word Sign are:
- Always use speech together with the sign
- Speak in normal, grammatical sentences
- Sign only the key words in the sentence
- Use facial expression and body language to help support your message
Key Word Sign Workshops At EarlyEd
Come along and learn how to use Key Word Sign, natural gesture and other strategies to communicate with your children/clients.
Learning different signs and how to use them for communication is the best way to learn Key Word Sign. Our workshops give you an excellent interactive signing experience and are usually held as a 1 day workshop or 2 x half day workshops.
Each participant will receive a workshop Certificate from Key Word Sign NSW.
Who runs Key Word Sign Workshops?
Workshops are run by EarlyEd speech pathologists who are certified Key Word Sign presenters who undergo specific training to deliver the course. The workshops are run by EarlyEd in a variety of settings including at our centre and in the community.
Join A Key Word Sign Program in 2021
EarlyEd is running Key Word Sign programs again in 2021, starting on March 1st. Keep an eye on our events page for upcoming sessions. Alternatively, sign-up to our newsletter to be alerted about upcoming sessions.