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Tech Talkers™ Parent Training is a group training program designed for parents and carers of children and adults who use augmentative and alternative forms of communication (AAC), such as iPads or PODD books. The training will build your skills to make the most of the device and help your loved one thrive.

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Age

Adults
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Diagnosis

  • Angelman Syndrome
  • Aspergers
  • Attention Deficit (Hyperactive) Disorder
  • Autism/PDD
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  • Batten Disease
  • Bi-Polar
  • Blind/Vision Impairment
  • Brain Injury (Acquired)
  • Brain Tumor
  • Charge Syndrome
  • Cornelia de Lange Syndrome
  • Cri du Chat Syndrome
  • Deaf/Hearing Impairment
  • Developmental Delay (0-8 years only)
  • Down Syndrome
  • Dyslexia
  • Encephalitis
  • Epilepsy
  • Facial Auricular Vertebral Syndrome
  • Fragile X Syndrome
  • Friedreich AtaXia
  • Generalised Dystonia
  • Guilliane Barre Syndrome
  • Hallervorden Spatz Disease
  • Huntington’s Chorea
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Lennox Gastaut Syndrome
  • Microcephaly
  • Minicore Myopathy
  • Motor Neurone Disease
  • Moyamoya Disease
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Nemaline Rod Myopathy
  • Prader-Willi Syndrome
  • Rett Syndrome
  • Seckel Syndrome
  • Speech Impairment
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy
  • Stroke
  • Trisomy 18
  • Tuberous Sclerosis CompleX
  • Williams Syndrome
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Tech Talkers™ will provide you with outcomes such as:

  • Planning for the future so the device and the user continue to work together
  • Developing functional, fun and meaningful opportunities for the user to use AAC devices
  • Supporting the user in real life situations
  • Using AAC devices to support literacy development.

FAQ

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What is Tech Talkers Parent Training?

Tech Talkers™ Parent Training is a group training program designed for parents and carers of children and adults who use augmentative and alternative forms of communication (AAC)

How long does the program run for?

Tech Talkers™ Parent Training is comprised of eight sessions, starting with an assessment session, six two-hour small group sessions and a one hour individual progress check midway through the program.
Each session is generally 1-2 hours in length and hosted at a Rocky Bay hub. The group sessions are not suitable for children to attend. You are welcome to bring up to 2 parents/carers from your child’s life to learn the skills and build consistency in your care.

What funding is available?

You can use your NDIS funds for this workshop if you, or the person you care for has the item ‘Training for Carers’ in their NDIS plan. If you are already accessing Block Funds through Rocky Bay, these funds can be used for the workshop. This training offers 13.5 hours of intervention for only 7.8 NDIS Therapy Plan hours from the Capacity Building budget.

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