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NDIS Plan Managed / NDIS Agency Managed : Wanting to register my interest in attending this workshop


  * Includes Sticky Tickets booking fee.
** Ticket prices may vary slightly based on the payment method selected at checkout.


Are you keen to continue your Key Word Sign Learning and extend your skills learnt in the Basic Workshop?

Introducing the Key Word Sign Intermediate Workshop : Key Word Sign in Daily Life

This workshop is endorsed by Key Word Sign Australia (KWSA) for delivery by Accredited Presenters.

You will build your knowledge of key word sign and gesture in familiar, everyday activities, routines, games and songs. You will learn about how to create a sign environment using strategies and resources to encourage and support the use of sign.

The focus of this course is building your skills in signing accuracy and fluency through individual, small group, and whole group activities. You will revise the signs of the Interactive Vocabulary learned in ‘Getting Started with Key Word Sign’ and learn between 80 -100 new signs in the categories of the alphabet, colours, animals, food, action words, describing words, people and places. There will be "Read and Sign" as well as "Sing and Sign" components

This workshop is available as a blended learning package. This involves a self-paced eLearning module and a practical session presented in person at our Gold Coast clinic. Participants will be sent a link for the eLearning module from KWSA  for completion ideally before the practical in-person workshop is attended. 

This workshop is part of the new suite of workshops designed by Key Word Sign Australia (From Basic to Intermediate then Advanced and finally Key Word Presenter Trainer). Attendance at a Key Word Sign Accredited Basic Workshop is a pre-requisite for eligibility to register for this intermediate workshop. Knowledge of the Interactive Vocabulary and foundations of key word sign are assumed as foundations for this course. Contact Therapy Matters if you are unsure if your skills and prior training are a match for the needs of the course. 


In this interactive workshop participants will learn:

  • a vocabulary of 80-100 new signs to use in everyday settings hat support signing accuracy and fluency
  • Read and Sign opportunities
  • Sing and Sign opportunities
  • Everyday routine signing opportunities
  • Creating a signing environment

The workshop will include:

  • A package of resources
  • Official KWSA Workshop certificate
  • eLearning module from KWSA

This workshop will NOT include:

  • No catering provided. Please bring your own lunch or take the opportunity to sample the delicious treats and drinks in our nearby cafe precinct. 


The KWSA Accredited Key Word Sign Presenters for this workshop are members of the disability team at Therapy Matters, Tania Teitzel (Principal Speech Pathologist/Director) and Jacqui Sullivan (Clinical Leader Speech Pathologist). Tania and Jacqui both have over 30 years experience meeting the needs of children with communication difficulties.  They have experience in the use of key word sign for children and adults with a range of disabilities (such as global developmental delay, Down syndrome, Cerebral Palsy and autism spectrum disorders) as well as children who are late talkers and children with severe speech sound disorders (such as childhood apraxia of speech). They are passionate about finding a way for all individuals to communicate and have their say in life. 


By attending an Accredited Key Word Sign Basic Workshop, with licensed providers, participants gain the following benefits:

  • Training that includes the latest research in key word sign.

  • A workshop program that is written by experts in the field.

  • Training that is up-to-date and uses Auslan signs from the local community.

  • Training that has a ratio of 1 Presenter to up to 15 Workshop participants.

  • A mandated training time of at least 6 hours in duration (e-learning and in person components).

  • All accredited, licensed presenters will have attended a 4-day KWSA presenter training workshop, done a KWSA supervised workshop and attend KWSA annual sign updates.

  • Accredited presenters make a $50 royalty payment for each workshop participant to KWSA. This funding helps promote the use of key word sign in the community.

  • Only participants in Key Word Sign Accredited Workshops can use their certificate of attendance to  apply for the Advanced and subsequent Presenter Training workshops to become an Accredited Key Word Sign Presenter in the future.


For more information on Key Word Sign see Key Word Sign Australia

For more information on this workshop at Therapy Matters contact Tania Teitzel

PHONE: 07 55207860



YES, Parents can use their child's NDIS funding to attend this workshop. Parents can build their capacity and skills in key word sign to help achieve their child's NDIS goals. 

Select the following ticket types to either pay or register your interest in attending the workshop under NDIS funding:

NDIS SELF MANAGED: Parent selects and pays for a Parent Registration ticket

NDIS PLAN MANAGED / AGENCY MANAGED :  Select an NDIS Plan Managed / Agency Managed ticket to register your interest in attending the workshop. We will email the NDIS paperwork that needs to be returned to us to finalise your registration and the payment for the workshop. Your place will not be confirmed until this paperwork is received and your Plan Manager has been invoiced.  

PLEASE NOTE: A child's NDIS funding cannot be used to pay for a child's support worker, therapy assistant or educator to attend this workshop and these participants will need to pay independently. 

AGENCY MANAGED PARTICIPANTS (Children under 7 Years ECEI) : Regrettably we are unable to process claims on the NDIS portal for Agency Managed Participants under 7 although we are able to process claims for participants 7+ Agency Managed that are Full Scheme NDIS participants. 

Refund Policy

Refunds up to 3 days before the event, 90% of registration fee refunded if cancellation occurs prior to one week before. 50% of the registration fee refunded if cancellation occurs 3-6 days before the event. No refunds if cancellation occurs within 2 business days of the event.

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