Events

Events

Liberator is proud to offer a range of high quality training events throughout the year. Our team of state-based consultants have extensive practical experience in various areas of AAC implementation, & regularly collaborate with world-leading local & international AAC clinicians to deliver trainings for a variety of audiences.

Our events are aimed at equipping you with the knowledge & resources you need to successfully assess, trial and implement AAC with your clients & families, or perhaps to learn a bit more about your own AAC device. If you have a suggestion for an upcoming event, please get in touch with your local consultant.

Liberator is proud to support & attend a wide range of AAC, Assistive Technology and disability events across Australia. Our staff can be found demonstrating our AAC solutions in the exhibitor rooms & presenting to audiences on the latest products & strategies. 

Register for our newsletter here for up to date information on our upcoming events.

Webinar Series

Series 2

Language Representation Methods

In this webinar, Debbie Witkowski will define the three language representation methods and discuss the benefits and challenges of each.  Video comparisons will be made to highlight the differences between methods.

Presenter:

Deborah Witkowski

Wednesday 29th April - 10:30 AM AEST

FREE

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Using Descriptive Talking with Pre-Literate Children Using AAC Systems

This webinar explores the theory and practice of the Descriptive Teaching Model, an approach that focuses on the use of core vocabulary during classroom activities and lessons with children using AAC systems. Descriptive talking is used with children who need to learn how to communicate strategically because they are not sufficiently literate to spell words not provided within their AAC systems. Collaborative strategies are provided to help implement descriptive talking in special and general education classrooms. This webinar is suitable for Speech Pathologists and Teachers.

Presenter:

Gail Van Tatenhove

Tuesday 5th May - 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM AEST

Cost: $25

Will not be recorded

 

Bloom’s Taxonomy

Supporting students who use AAC in the classroom is often a challenging task.  In this follow-up to Gail Van Tatenhove’s webinar on descriptive teaching, Debbie Witkowski will walk participants through the levels of Bloom’s taxonomy.  The skill set targeted at each cognitive level will be discussed and examples of how to assess learning will be offered. 

Presenter:

Deborah Witkowski

Wednesday 13th May - 10:30 AM AEST

FREE

Strategies for Language Intervention with Students using AAC Systems

This webinar is geared specifically to speech-language therapists who work with students who need specific instruction for improved expressive language production in the area of syntactical and morphological development. Participants will learn how to applied “old school” principles of grammatical development with individuals using AAC devices.

Presenter

Gail Van Tatenhove

Tuesday 19th May - 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM AEST

Cost: $25

Will not be recorded

Register

Meeting link will be provided 24 hours before event starts.

More than a Box that Talks

Device selection matters!  Improvements in technology and forms of access by themselves do not improve language outcomes for individuals who use AAC. This presentation will discuss the components within an AAC system that are necessary for an individual to develop language while addressing the decision-making process for the supporting therapist for device selection and intervention planning.

Presenter:

Deborah Witkowski &
Deann O’Lenick

Wednesday 27th May - 10:30 AM AEST

FREE

 

AAC language lab - a walk through

Resources and Activity Ideas for Home & Therapy

Presenter: Jane O'dom

No longer available

View recorded webinar below. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wYT-JSV1oW8&feature=youtu.be

Introduction to LAMP - assessment and intervention

This 1 hour webinar is a basic introduction only. It is not a substitute for the full LAMP workshop.

Presenter: Leanna Fox

No longer available

View recorded webinar below.

https://youtu.be/EMveCd2CSCw  

 

AAC trials and applying through the NDIS - what you need to know

Presenter: Jo Beech

No longer available

View recorded webinar below.

https://youtu.be/CMhBxwGdO7c

How to use video modelling to support trials

Presenter: Leanna Fox

No longer available

No longer available

AAC therapy ideas for telehealth 

Presenter: Kelly Savage

1:00 PM AEDT - Thursday 16th April

View recorded webinar below

https://youtu.be/IGemQPamTkw  

Realizing the power of data logging

Presenter: Freya Allen

11:30 AM AEDT - Monday 20th April

View recorded webinar below

https://youtu.be/RQ4Opa8jNYc 

Introduction to the Accent Devices - Hardware, Vocabularies & Customisation

Presenter: Jessica McDade

11:00 AM AEST - Tuesday 21st April

 

Introduction to the Chat Devices (LR7, NOVA chat & Chat Fusion) - Hardware, Vocabularies & Customisation

Presenter: Benjamin Bond

11:00 AM AEST - Thursday 23rd April

 

The Basics of Switching It Up

Information on how to assess switching, the switching hierarchy and CoreScanner.

Presenters: Ash Colombini & Rene Fraser

12:30PM AEDT Thursday 23rd of April

View recorded webinar below

https://youtu.be/nPiXzoc2CvA 

 

Goal Setting for Device Trials 

Presenter: Benjamin Bond

11:00 AM AEST - Wednesday 29th April

https://youtu.be/qljofKlRVJQ

 

Upcoming Liberator Events

AAC Awareness Days

These events are aimed at people wanting to learn more about AAC. They are suitable for parents, carers, students, speech pathologists wanting to know about the basics of AAC.

We will cover topics to build your awareness & understanding of AAC, and include hands-on time to get to know some of our AAC devices. Topics include:

• Understanding speech & language development, and how this relates to AAC

• Choosing words & layouts for an AAC system

• Communication partner strategies & best practice for implementation

• Setting goals & measuring progress 

Event

Location Date   Price More Information
Sydney  

Liberator Sydney Office

40 Albion St, Harris Park, NSW 

Cancelled FREE  
Melbourne

TBC 

(South East Melbourne)

Cancelled

FREE  
Sydney

Liberator Sydney Office

40 Albion St, Harris Park, NSW

Cancelled FREE  
Melbourne

Kids Plus Foundation

Building LX, Deakin University
75 Pigdons Rd, Waurn Ponds, VIC 

 

Cancelled FREE  
Sydney

Liberator Sydney Office

40 Albion St, Harris Park, NSW

Thursday 10th December FREE Register

 

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