At Kids Chat we provide communication aids such as books, picture-based timetables, social stories and apps for children with complex communication needs.

Did you know you can include communication aids in your child’s NDIS plan?

We are running free workshops in your local area to explain the different communication aids available and how they can be included in your NDIS plan.

Communication aids can help children:

  • get their message across
  • learn new skills
  • reduce anxiety and challenging behaviour
  • follow instructions
  • learn routines.

Free workshop

Come along to a two-hour group workshop. An experienced speech pathologist will be on hand to talk about:

  • non-electronic communication aids
  • how communication aids can help your child
  • how to request the right communication aids in your NDIS plan
  • local services and groups that can support your child.

The workshop is suitable for parents of children with complex communication needs, and teachers and therapists who support them.

Free consultations

We can also offer you a one-hour consultation to provide more individualised information. A speech pathologist will meet with you and your child to discuss your needs and help you find the right aids and supports.

You will also receive a free communication aid at the end of the consultation!

Workshop and Information Consultation Details

LocationDateDetails
WarragulDay 1 Monday 21 AugustWorkshop at 11am followed by limited consults
Day 2 Tuesday 22 AugustConsults all day
WonthaggiDay 1 Wednesday 23 August Workshop at 11am follwed by limited consults
Day 2 Thursday 24 AugustConsults all day
WangarattaDay 1 Monday 4 SeptemberWorkshop at 12:30pm followed by limited consults
Day 2 Tuesday 5 SeptemberConsults all day
WodongaDay 1 Wednesday 6 SeptemberWorkshop at 11am followed by limited consults
Day 2 Thursday 7 SeptemberConsults all day
GeelongDay 1 Monday 18 SeptemberWorkshop at 11am followed by limited consults
Day 2 Tuesday 19 SeptemberConsults all day
WarrnamboolDay 1 Monday 20 SeptemberWorkshop at 9:30 followed by limited consults
Day 2 Tuesday 21 SeptemberConsults all day
BallaratDay 1 Monday 2 OctoberWorkshop at 11am followed by limited consults
Day 2 Tuesday 3 OctoberConsults all day
HorshamDay 1 Wednesday 4 OctoberWorkshop at 12pm followed by limited consults
Day 2 Thursday 5 OctoberConsults all day
Box HillDay 1 Monday 16 OctoberWorkshop at 9:30 followed by limited consults
Day 2 Tuesday 17 OctoberConsults all day
Glen WaverleyDay 1 Monday 23 OctoberWorkshop at 9:30 followed by limited consults
Day 2 Tuesday 24 OctoberConsults all day
LilydaleDay 1 Monday 13 November Workshop at 9:30 followed by limited consults
Day 2 Tuesday 14 NovemberConsults all day
WantirnaDay 1 Monday 20 November Workshop at 9:30 followed by limited consults
Day 2 Tuesday 21 NovemberConsults all day

Bookings are essential

For more information, please contact Scope’s Communication & Inclusion Resource Centre on 03 9843 2000 or circ@scopeaust.org.au.

Kids Chat 2 You has been made possible by the generous support of the Bowness Family Foundation, Scope and Westfield.