PRAIRIEWOOD – Primary AAC Day Out – Augmentative and Alternative Communication

The AAC Day Out program helps extend communication skills through functional use of clients alternative and augmentative communication (AC) systems. 

AAC Day Out provides a motivating, fun and positive learning environment to assist with learning to use your AAC system. 

Participants will develop specific skills training for the AAC user and their communication partners in a group setting. The group will offer a structured timetable with a range of activities depending on the participant’s ages and skill levels, these activities include baking and decorating a cake, planting a garden and fun games. 

DATES: 6th, 7th, 13th and 14th July 2022 (4 day program)

SESSION TIMES: Primary 8.45am - 12.15pm

LOCATION: Cerebral Palsy Alliance - Prairiewood - 224/244 Restwell Rd Prairiewood

     VOLUNTEER ROLE

    • Our therapy team needs volunteers to help with all aspects of the sports program
    • Tasks include setting up and packing down equipment, help run games and set activities, and of course supporting our clients
    • No experienced required - ideal for Speech Therapy or Physio Students
    • Please note due to the on-going COVID-19 situation, you may be required to wear a mask which will be provided to you.

    BENEFITS OF THE ROLE

    As a AAC volunteer, you'll be helping our therapy team to deliver a fun and engaging program that enables participants to improve AAC competencies including: 

    • Linguistic – learning and using language skills 

    • Operational – operating and using the AAC system 

    • Social – using communication for social purpose 

    • Strategic – repairing communication breakdowns 

    If this fun and rewarding role sounds like you please email Nes Kurtonal - nes.kurtonal@cerebralpalsy.org.au or phone 0427 281 257

    NOTE - COVID-19 - IMPORTANT INFORMATION

    Visitors to CPA sites are required to comply with our safe working/volunteering protocols including:

    • Revised sign in procedures for all visitors and staff including temperature checks and screening 
    • Up to date Covid vaccination including booster within 6 months of second dose
    • Practice physical distancing as per guidelines provided
    • Restricted visitor numbers per site (to ensure physical distancing can be safely followed)
    • Single entry and exit point per site
    • Additional personal hygiene and cleaning responsibilities for all visitors and staff to follow
    • All Staff and Volunteers will be asked to wear a mask (which will be supplied) whilst in a client-facing program or role

    Contact

    Nes Kurtonal

    Email nes.kurtonal@cerebralpalsy.org.au

    Call 0427 281 257

    Location

    224-244 Restwell Road
    Prairiewood New South Wales