Education and training

Our education and training programs give you the tools and know-how to enhance your skills. For individuals and organisations, Scope offers the following training in the following areas:

  • How to make communication aids
  • Assessing communication
  • The strategies and tools required to support people with communication difficulties. This includes people with intellectual disabilities, Autism Spectrum Disorders, acquired brain injuries and those who have behaviours of concern
  • How to make written information accessible for people who have literacy difficulties
  • Using a sensory-focused approach, meaningful participation for people with profound intellectual and multiple disabilities (PIMD)
  • Communication access, making communities more accessible for people with little or no speech
  • Specialised iPad workshops

You can also access our free podcast: “Alternative and augmentative communication (AAC) in children with cerebral palsy” to learn more about the myths and benefits of using AAC and what’s new in AAC strategies and technology.

Schools, corporate and community education programs

Scope also offers education programs to businesses, organisations, local governments, schools and community groups across Victoria. Scope’s education programs aim to foster understanding and promote the importance of creating welcoming and inclusive communities for people living with a disability. Programs can be tailored to suit the goals of your organisation. Scope’s education programs are workshop-style education program guiding organisations in how to interact and communicate to people with a disability. To find out more about the programs offered click here

The 2019 training and education calendar as provided by Scope’s Communication and Inclusion Resource Centre is below. To register for one of our scheduled workshops please complete an application form or talk to us about arranging a session for your workplace.

Please click here for a print version of our 2019 Training Calendar.

 

Workshops Dates Cost
March 2019 March
Storysharing® Workshops – Foundation and Licensed Practitioner Mon 4th From $90
Communication & Inclusion Resource Centre Information Session (9:30 – 11am) Tue 5th Free
April 2019 April
Meaningful Planning TBA $330
Easy English Introduction Mon 15th $330
Disability Awareness Training Tues 16th $330
Positive Behaviour Support Training Mon 29th $330
May 2019 May
Got a Communication System, now what? How to support AAC needs Tue 14th $330
Talking Mats Foundation Workshop (Two Half Day Sessions from 1pm – 4pm) Thur 23rd & Wed 12thJune $400^
Better communication to positively support people with a disability who have behaviours of concern Mon 27th $330
June 2019 June
AAC for clinicians Thu 13th $330
Counselling and Complex Communication Needs Thu 20th $330
Talking Mats Foundation Workshop (Two Half Day Sessions from 1pm – 4pm) Mon 24th June & Mon 22nd July $400^
July 2019 July
Easy English Introduction Fri 12th $330
Communication & Inclusion Resource Centre Information Session    (9:30 – 11am) Thu 25th Free
iPads for Communication Tue 30th $330
August 2019 August
Positive Behaviour Support Training Thu 15th $330
Visual Supports and Social Stories Mon 26th $330
September 2019 September
Better communication to positively support people with a disability who have behaviours of concern Thu 12th $330
Talking Mats Foundation Workshop (Two Half Day Sessions from 1pm – 4pm) Fri 13th & Fri 27th $400^
Speak up and be Safe from Abuse training Fri 20th $330
October 2019 October
Disability Awareness Training Thu 3rd $330
Easy English Introduction Fri 11th $330
Got a Communication System, now what? How to support AAC needs Tue 29th $330
November 2019 November
Communication & Inclusion Resource Centre Information Session    (9:30 – 11am) Fri 15th Free
Better communication to positively support people with a disability who have behaviours of concern Fri 22nd $330
December 2019 December
Talking Mats Foundation Workshop (Two Half Day Sessions from 1pm – 4pm) Fri 6th & Fri 20th $400^

^ Price for two half day sessions – includes resources
* Price includes a fourth session that is yet to be scheduled