Key Word Sign

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.

This course by our certified trainer, gets you to the point of not only knowing many signs and but also how to use them as you communicate.

Our workshops give you a practical interactive signing experience. They are are run regularly as 3 x 2 hr online sessions or for an organisation, 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.

Find out more about Key Word Sign  

Check out the Key Word Sign Australia website and follow them on social media for up to date information. Find out about: 

  • how Key Word Sign is helpful. 
  • resources 
  • Key Word Sign and NDIS  

Join A Key Word Sign Program

EarlyEd runs Key Word Sign programs regularly during the year. 

Keep an eye on our events page for upcoming sessions.

Alternatively, sign-up to our newsletter to be alerted about upcoming sessions.

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