Key Word Sign uses manual signs and natural gesture to support communication.
For children and adults with communication difficulties, it’s a great way to encourage and support language development.
Key word signing uses a core vocabulary of words to communicate concepts and ideas. Each word (concept) is matched to an Auslan hand sign.
Auslan is the native language of the Australian Deaf community (Australian Sign Language), and we gratefully acknowledge the Deaf community for the use of Auslan signs.
How to get started using Key Word Sign
With workshops starting from beginner level, we can help you learn to use Key Word Sign to communicate with the person you support.
We also have a wide range of resources to help you get the most out of Key Word Sign.
Workshops and training
Key Word Sign workshops
Learn how to use Key Word Sign in a fun, interactive and affordable way. Attend a workshop in your state or territory run by accredited Key Word Sign presenters.
Key Word Sign presenter training
Key Word Sign presenters are licensed to run basic Key Word Sign workshops. Attend a 4 day training course, then deliver a basic workshop supervised by an experienced presenter.
Contact your regional representative for more information about workshops and training.
Buy Key Word Sign Resources online
The following resources are all available from the Scope shop.