Kids Chat 2 You Communication Aids

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?

As part of the Kids Chat program, we are running Kids Chat 2 You, 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.

Since July 2017 Kids Chat has completed 27 workshops to parents and carers of children with communication difficulties and delivered over 400 communication aids to over 300 children.

We have been to 13 NDIS regions, including regional areas; Bendigo, Warragul, Wodonga, Warrnambool, Ballarat, Echuca, Wonthaggi and a number of metropolitan areas; Box Hill, Glen Waverley, Lilydale, Wantirna, Waratah, Glenroy, Sunbury, Mornington, Frankston, Pakenham, Caulfield, Dandenong and Werribee. Some of the feedback from parents, therapists and teachers:

“Thank you for your ongoing support of many of my clients – this is an invaluable service for us all, most importantly our clients!” “It was a really great session! “Thank you! Thoroughly enjoyed it and got so much out of it. … I’m inspired to learn more.” “Can’t believe we haven’t been using your service sooner” “It was a very valuable session and I feel more confident in supporting my child in his communication needs with your resources and guidance.” “Thank you so much for all of this information. It has been really helpful!”

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!

Bookings are essential

Workshop and Information Consultation Calendar

These details may be subject to change. Please register your interest and we will update you if there are any changes.

LocationDAY 1
Workshop (2hrs)
followed by consults
DAY 2

Consults all day

Seymour
Seymour College
Thursday 18 October 2018
10:00am
Friday 19 October 2018
Mildura
Ranfurly Primary School
Tuesday 23 October 2018
9:30am
Wednesday 24 October 2018
Swan Hill
Swan Hill Specialist school
Thursday 25 October 2018
9:30am
Friday 26 October 2018
Port Fairy (Consultation Only)
Port Fairy Community House
Thursday 1 November 2018
9:00am
Friday 2 November 2018
Sale
Sale & District Specialist School
Tuesday 13 November 2018
9:30am
Wednesday 14 November 2018
Lakes Entrance
Bairnsdale
East Gippsland Specialist School
Thursday 15 November 2018
9:30am
Friday 16 November 2018

How to Book?

To register for one of our scheduled workshops please call us on 1300 4 72673 or email us at circ@scopeaust.org.au.

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