At this workshop participants will learn the history behind Key Word Sign and why the switch was made from Makaton to Key Word Sign. Key Word Sign is not a language, as it doesn’t have its own grammar and syntax. Participants will learn over 100 signs in this workshop including sign techniques, numbers and alphabet.

During this workshop, participants will learn new skills, knowledge and build confidence in producing each sign. Key Word Sign used with spoken language enhances understanding and communication for people with receptive and expressive communication difficulties.

Participants who have previously attended a Visual Communication Consultants Key Word Sign Workshop in the past 6 months and have not used it are encouraged to attend this workshop as a refresher course. Only Participants who have previously attended ‘Visual Communication Consultants Key Word Sign Beginner’s Workshop’ will be eligible for future Visual Communication Consultants Workshops.

Participants will receive a resource package, which includes a hard copy of signs, presentation notes and reference material.

Key Word Sign Beginners Workshop can be delivered in both a Public Scheduled Workshop and a Dedicated Workshop

The workshop was fantastic! Thank you so much Michelle. The hands on learning really helped to develop the knowledge you were giving us. Play dough game was awesome!!
Sarah S – Albany

Michelle was a friendly engaging and very experienced presenter who had us all signing in no time. I can hardly wait to use key signs in our classroom, to communicate more clearly with our students. Thank you Michelle!
Sasha O – Albany

An excellent starting place if you want to learn more about sign.
Julia S – Woodanilling

So much ‘fun’ in learning. “Thank you”
Cathy Thomas – Geraldton

“Awesome Workshop!”
“Before attending this workshop, I was very nervous about learning how to key sign. Michelle, made me feel comfortable straight away. She provided very precise feedback and when making the signs and continued at a comfortable pace. The workshop was highly engaging and I am now excited to go back to school share what I learnt at the workshop with my colleagues. I would highly recommend this workshop to anyone especially those who may feel anxious/nervous. Thank you Michelle for sharing your expansive knowledge.”
Tahlia E – Northampton D.H.S

“Very informative, learnt heaps, had heaps of fun, cant wait to attend another workshop presented by Michelle”
Demeka W – Busselton

“I really enjoyed this workshop – it was interesting all day. Loved that we got to do all the signs not just watch and listen. I feel confident to begin using some of the signs already:)”
Cindy G – Bridgetown

“Thank you for todays workshop, Michelle!”
“I cant wait to go home and practice with my daughter. I loved your relaxed and fun teaching style. I have learnt so much in such a short amount of time”
Kristy S – Busselton

“Best workshop I’ve been to. Well done Michelle!”
Marg S – Busselton

“Very informative and fun day, included lots of hands on activities and great resources to take home and continue to practise with”
Kelly C – Katanning

“Very well presented, got a lot out of it, well worth doing. Communication is so important for all, great to use for those who use non-traditional means of communication”
Kim A – Katanning

“I really loved how Michelle would help us with other words (signs) while we were struggling with our sentences. It was great how it was a more informal atmosphere but a lot of information was learnt.”
Sharyn A – Two Rocks

“Thank you for keeping it fun and engaging with the activities and quiz:). The humour was also great:)!”
Cassie N – Perth

“Presenter was motivational, enthusiastic and supportive, Thank you”
Tracy D – Yanchep

“Great workshop, love been able to use the sign hand shapes to understand how, why, what with this program. Great supportive presenter, will be looking for more workshops!”
Cassandra C – Gingin

To register for Public Scheduled Workshops or Dedicated Workshop contact Michelle Lewin on PH: 0433436797 or E: