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!”
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.
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.
followed by consults
Consults all day
|Thursday 18 October 2018|
|Friday 19 October 2018|
Ranfurly Primary School
|Tuesday 23 October 2018|
|Wednesday 24 October 2018|
Swan Hill Specialist school
|Thursday 25 October 2018|
|Friday 26 October 2018|
|Port Fairy (Consultation Only)|
Port Fairy Community House
|Thursday 1 November 2018|
|Friday 2 November 2018|
Sale & District Specialist School
|Tuesday 13 November 2018|
|Wednesday 14 November 2018|
East Gippsland Specialist School
|Thursday 15 November 2018|
|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 email@example.com.
Kids Chat 2 You has been made possible by the generous support of the Bowness Family Foundation, Scope and Westfield.