Warwick silent tea promotes communication awareness

West Coast Secondary Education Support Centre held a silent morning tea to promote communication awareness.
West Coast Secondary Education Support Centre held a silent morning tea to promote communication awareness.

A SILENT tea in Warwick promoted communication awareness this month.

West Coast Secondary Education Support Centre held a silent morning tea on October 24 to mark International Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) Awareness Month.

The event highlighted challenges faced by people with communication difficulties and demonstrated some of the different ways to support effective communication and social inclusion.

West Coast Secondary Education Support Centre students with alternative communication tools.

AAC mentor Joseph Harrall was a guest speaker at the event, providing a touching overview of his experience.

Staff, students and external therapists who took part in the morning tea with no talking were only able to communicate using visual symbols, compics and sign language.

The centre also unveiled AAC signs and plans to install more signs across the school campus over the coming months.

Visit www.isaac-online.org for more information.

West Coast Secondary Education Support Centre unveils AAC signs.