Thermometer displaying 1000 apps downloaded of the Key Word Sign appOur Key Word Sign Australia app has been live for almost 12 months now and we’ve just reached an exciting milestone – 1000 downloads!

Here are some ways you can use the KWSA app that you may not have considered before…

  • Learn the signs for the “key words” in your favourite songs – Bruno Mars’ song 24k Magic is a fun one to sign!

Key word signs for Twenty, Four, Magic

  • Pair the photo of an object/activity with the sign and the symbol for the object/activity.

Key Word Signs for School

  • Learn the signs for the ingredients and how to make a simple recipe – make a sandwich, a smoothie or a fruit salad.

Key Word signs of banana, apple, milk and ice-cream

  • Make a board for the morning routine

Key Word signs for get up, go to the toilet and eat breakfast

  • Make a board which shows the things you see as you drive to kindy/school

Key word sign board fot bird, train and stop sign

Check out some of the great feedback we’ve received:

“I love it, it’s great for finding the signs you need quickly and you can email pages to families directly from your iPad. You can make separate pages for each client which is nice too” – Speech Pathologist

“It’s great because you can add photos in a grid and print it off for display if a client has their own way of doing their signs. Then unfamiliar communication partners can understand and communicate with them” – Speech Pathologist

“The KWSA app has allowed me to make a range of visuals that I have all around my home. It helps me and the family to remember what signs to model for my daughter” – Mother

“I love it! Great for making cards and handouts. Also love having access to signs I may forget or need in digital form as it’s always on me” – Speech Pathologist

“It is fantastic, you can whip up so many resources to support a whole range of activities very quickly!” – Speech Pathologist

“Love it. Great for creating communication dictionaries for clients who use KWS” – Speech Pathologist

To celebrate 1000 downloads we are giving away a free copy of the Key Word Sign app.

To enter the competition simply email circ@scopeaust.org.au and in 25 words or less tell us how the Key Word sign app could help someone you support. In the email subject line state Key Word Sign app competition.

Promo open to residents 18+; Starts 9:00am on 13 January 2017, ends 11:30pm on 31 March 2017. 1 entry. Game of skill only. Entries 25 words or less. Winner notified by email message, 5 April 2017, prize must be claimed by 5pm 4 May. Prize is code for free Key Word Sign app, for iPad only, available on Apple app store, valued at A$39.99. Full Terms & Conditions on the Scope website –  http://www.scopeaust.org.au/j819K

To find out more about how the KWSA app can be used, contact Scope’s Communication and Inclusion Resource Centre (CIRC) at circ@scopeaust.org.au or 03 9843 2000.