The AAC Day Out

Enhance your communication and social skills using your AAC device.

Dates and Locations

Allambie Heights centre
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Time
Suitable For
08/07/2024 - 19/07/20249:00 am - 12:00 pm6-17 years

The AAC (Alternative and Augmentative Communication) Day Out offers kids and teenagers the opportunity to enhance their communications skills through the functional use of their AAC system. 

The program provides a motivating, enjoyable and social group environment for participants to model and observe the use of AAC devices in different scenarios and environments. Kids and teens develop specific skills training for the AAC user and their communication partners in a group setting. 

Register your interest today!

Contact us directly or complete the form below to enquire.

What does it involve?
  • A range of fun activities suited to individual’s interests, ages and skill level
  • Activities include baking, gardening and games
  • The last day of the program will be held out in the community where participants will have the opportunity to apply their AAC skills outside of the therapy environment
What are the outcomes?

Improve AAC capability including: 

Who is the program for?
  • Children and teens aged 6-17 years
  • Must utilise or be learning to use an AAC system (can be either low-tech or high-tech AAC systems)  
  • Looking to improve the functional use of their AAC system 
  • Must have a communication partner attend (an adult) 

Register your interest today!

Contact us directly or complete the form below to enquire.

This service is available at

Cerebral Palsy Alliance Allambie Heights centre

Allambie Heights centre

187 Allambie Rd, Allambie Heights NSW 2100
ask@cerebralpalsy.org.au
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Cerebral Palsy Alliance Port Macquarie centre

Port Macquarie centre

77 Lake Rd, Port Macquarie NSW 2444
ask@cerebralpalsy.org.au
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This service can be funded by your NDIS package

  • Capacity Building - Improved Daily Living (Category 15)

Enquiry form

We will respond as soon as possible, between Monday-Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm

Frequently asked questions

Infants 12 months or younger are eligible if they have the following:

  • Clinical history indicating risk for cerebral palsy


Risk factors include (but not limited to) prematurity, birth defects, genetic conditions, intrauterine growth restriction, hypoxia-ischaemia, seizures, neonatal stroke, infection

  • Abnormal neuroimaging-MRI or Cranial Ultrasound (CUS) indicative of possible motor impairment
  • Motor dysfunction

 

This might include abnormal General Movements, very low scores on standardised assessment (e.g. below 10th percentile on AIMS), poor head control after 3 months, hand asymmetry after 4 months, not able to take weight through feet after 5 months, not sitting at 9 months.

Priority will be given to infants who have not previously seen a neurologist.

Frequently asked questions

Infants 12 months or younger are eligible if they have the following:

  • Clinical history indicating risk for cerebral palsy


Risk factors include (but not limited to) prematurity, birth defects, genetic conditions, intrauterine growth restriction, hypoxia-ischaemia, seizures, neonatal stroke, infection

  • Abnormal neuroimaging-MRI or Cranial Ultrasound (CUS) indicative of possible motor impairment
  • Motor dysfunction

 

This might include abnormal General Movements, very low scores on standardised assessment (e.g. below 10th percentile on AIMS), poor head control after 3 months, hand asymmetry after 4 months, not able to take weight through feet after 5 months, not sitting at 9 months.

Priority will be given to infants who have not previously seen a neurologist.