Scope Blog

21 Nov 2017

Spotlight on Kim Manly

Kim has been working at Scope since she was 16 years old. Kim took time out of her day to sit down with us to chat about her life and long service with us.

14 Nov 2017

Using Picture Story Books with Augmentative and Alternative Communication

Core vocabulary is a small amount of simple words that are used very frequently in our everyday language. Includes words such as: want, that, mine, you etc.

7 Nov 2017

How to Make a Non-electronic Communication Aid for your child

Communicating is more than simply talking. Here we look into non-electronic, paper-based communication aids, what to use them for and what to put on them.

31 Oct 2017

5 Ways with Visual Supports

People with communication difficulties benefit from visual supports. It supports their understanding of expected behaviour or as reminder to complete tasks.

24 Oct 2017

Monash libraries set to break down barriers for people with disability

5 of City of Monash’s libraries are set to break down the barriers and create brand new opportunities for Monash citizens with complex communication needs.

17 Oct 2017

Celebrating AAC Awareness month with Silent Morning Tea

It’s International AAC Awareness Month! Every year we mark the occasion by encouraging people to get together to share a Silent Morning Tea.

10 Oct 2017

Key Word Sign Awareness Day!

Key Word Sign Day raises awareness of using Key Word Sign as an effective means of communication for adults and children with communication difficulties.

3 Oct 2017

Why does my child have trouble talking and what can I do to help?

People often think they are alone in having a child who can’t talk. 1 in 500 people in Australia have a severe communication disability- 25% are children.

26 Sep 2017

Kids Chat 2 You

Kids Chat 2 You is travelling across Victoria and delivering workshops about using communication aids to promote language learning and use.

15 Sep 2017

Barwon Blades of Glory!

Megan and Tristan from Shannon Park Lifestyles Options enjoyed a day of skating on the ice at the O’Brien Group Arena at Docklands.