Scope Blog

25 Oct 2016

What I learnt at Talking Mats training

Speech pathologists from Scope completed Foundation Training for Talking Mats, a tool that provides a framework to help people communicate more effectively.

18 Oct 2016

What makes a good support worker?

It’s important that a support worker is not only someone who is caring and supportive, make you feel empowered, independent and included in the community.

11 Oct 2016

Why did these businesses get the Communication Access Symbol?

2 businesses that have successfully gone through the 10 Steps to Communication Access at the City of Stonnington council and Merri Health Community Centre.

4 Oct 2016

TED Inspired Talk: How can people with severe cognitive disability make decisions?

Dr. Jo Watson, a lecturer, researcher and speech pathologist presented at Financial Counselling Australia Conference exploring choice and decision making.

23 Sep 2016

Top 5 tips for hosting a successful silent morning tea

Each year Scope runs a Silent Morning Tea each October to celebrate and raise awareness for International AAC Augmentative and Alternative Communication month.

16 Sep 2016

Who is Zane McKenzie?

My name is Zane McKenzie.I am a husband, father, musician and football coach. I have cerebral palsy, which affects my movement, posture and coordination.

9 Sep 2016

What the Communication Access Symbol means to Micheal

Having a communication difficulty often means that people can feel isolated as staff aren’t equipped with the communication tools or knowledge.

2 Sep 2016

Unleashed art to celebrate International Guide Dogs day

Caroline expressed herself through line-drawings and patterns of hearts to show the happiness a person would feel if they had a Guide Dog as a companion.

12 Aug 2016

Voters Voice app for easier elections

The Victorian Electoral Commission (VEC) has an app made with Scope that aims to assist people with communication difficulties or limited literacy to vote.

5 Aug 2016

Linking In and Grooving Out

There’s been a beautiful noise coming out of Barwon with the establishment of a community music group for young people with a disability supported by Scope.