Regionally allocated PLD

We are a registered provider for the regionally allocated PLD for schools looking for support around inclusive practices and learning support needs including literacy, communication and language development. We specialist in neurodiversity and assistive technology for communication. For more information: https://pld.education.govt.nz/regionally-allocated-pld/

Professional Development for Teaching Aides

We are an approved PLD provider for te Tāhuhu o te Tātauranga / Ministry of Education as part of the $1000 per teaching assistant scheme.. It is our understanding that there has been an extension - applications will continue to be considered throughout term 1 (2024) while funding lasts. If approved, PLD is expected to be completed within 2024. We have emailed the Ministry of Education and are waiting confirmation of these timeframes.

Tickets

To register for a workshop or webinar, head over to Humanitix and book your ticket: https://events.humanitix.com/host/InclusiveCommunication

2024 Course Schedule - as of 25 Jan 2024

We are offering online webinars most Wednesday evenings during the term on

We have pre-recorded some of our webinars. When you register for these webinars, you will be provided a link prior to the live online event to review at your leisure before the scheduled online events. . We will be adding to the list of pre-recorded webinars thoughout the year. When we do so, we'll also share these links with all registered participants as these videos become available.

Online workshops Date Time Location Recording at time of registration Recording after course Minimum numbers
Supporting social connections with students who find playing with peers, group work, and interacting with peers tricky 31-Jan-2024 7:30-9:00 pm Online Webinar Yes Yes 5
Anxiety and communication 21-Feb-2024 7:30-9:00 pm Online Webinar Yes Yes 5
AAC 101 – how to support language development for students with minimal vocal speech 28-Feb-2024 7:30-9:00 pm Online Webinar Not until term 2 Yes 5
Neurodiversity – introductory level - practical introduction for those new to working with this group of tamariki 13-Mar-2024 7:30-9:00 pm Online Webinar Not until term 2 Yes 5
Neurodiversity – Advanced level - including autism, ADHD, and language delays 20-Mar-2024 7:30-9:00 pm Online Webinar Yes Yes 5
Autism and language development – so my student repeats scripts (echolalia), what does this mean and what should I do? 27-Mar-2024 7:30-9:00 pm Online Webinar Yes Yes 5
AAC – Intermediate – so my student has a communication device/system, now what? 10-Apr-2024 7:30-9:00 pm Online Webinar Yes Yes 5
Neurodiversity affirming behavioural support - so praise and consequences aren’t working, what next? 8-May-2024 7:30-9:00 pm Online Webinar Not until term 2 Yes 5
Executive functioning – how do I support and teach my students the skills needed to tackle school work and school expectations 15-May-2024 7:30-9:00 pm Online Webinar Yes Yes 5
What comes before words? How to support communication development for students who aren’t yet talking 22-May-2024 7:30-9:00 pm Online Webinar Not until term 3 Yes 5
Developing language in everyday moments 29-May-2024 7:30-9:00 pm Online Webinar Not until term 3 Yes 5
Social and communication underpinnings to behaviour 12-Jun-2024 7:30-9:00 pm Online Webinar Not until term 3 Yes 5
Visual supports on the fly – how to support our students understanding by making our language more visual 19-Jun-2024 7:30-9:00 pm Online Webinar Not until term 3 Yes 5
Comprehensive Literacy for older students who do not yet know most of their letters, most of the time 26-Jun-2024 7:30-9:00 pm Online Webinar Not until term 3 Yes 5
Neurodiversity – Intermediate level – including autism, ADHD, and language delays 24-Jul-2024 7:30-9:00 pm Online Webinar Not until term 3 Yes 5
Anxiety and communication 11-Sept-2024 7:30-9:00 pm Online Webinar Yes Yes 5
AAC 101 – how to support language development for students with minimal vocal speech 18-Sept-2024 7:30-9:00 pm Online Webinar Not until term 2 Yes 5
Workshop 1 - Supporting student’s communication and language skills April Term Break - TBC TBC Greater Wellington Area NA Handouts provided 7
Workshop 2 - Practical skills and knowledge to support neurodivergent students with a focus on ADHD, autism, and language delay April Term break - TBC TBC Greater Wellington Area NA Handouts provided 7
Workshop 3 - Early communication / literacy workshop - for those working with students at or below level 1 of the curriculum July Term break - TBC TBC Greater Wellington Area NA Handouts provided 7
Workshop 4 - Literacy and executive function workshop for those working at intermediate & secondary level July Term break - TBC TBC Greater Wellington Area NA Handouts provided 7

All webinars will have a recording provided after the event (edited to exclude Q/A with participants).

We are still in the process of confirming deatils for the in-person workshops. They will likely be held over the term breaks, however if you have a group who would like to schedule a date and location that suits you, please get in touch

How to sign up

Book tickets with your ARN from the Ministry of Education or your credit card at our Humanitix booking page

The funding is only for teacher aides and requires you to request an ARN code from the Ministry. All others can select the private pay ticket option. Step-by-step directions can be found at the bottom of this page.

You can also sign up to our mailing list to get reminders about upcoming events here https://tinyurl.com/InclusiveMailingList or email us at courses at inclusive-communication.co.nz if you want to organise a PLD event at your school or organisation:

In-Person Workshops - $300 in Wellington / $425 outside of Wellington (plus GST)

We are planning several 4-hour in-person workshops on the following 4 topics in Wellington. We are open to other locations if you have a group of at least 7 participants. Workshops in Wellington are $300 (GST excl) per person and those in other regions $425 (GST excl) per person.

Workshop tickets can be found here

Workshop 1 - Supporting student’s communication and language skills

Workshop 2 - Practical skills and knowledge to support neurodivergent students with a focus on ADHD, autism, and language delay

This workshop is similiar to workshop 1, however it has a stronger focus on neurodiversity.
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Workshop 3 - Early communication / literacy workshop - for those working with students at or below level 1 of the curriculum - this will cover all ages

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Workshop 4 - Literacy and executive function workshop for those working at intermediate & secondary level

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Online webinars - $100 plus GST

All online webinars are $100 plus GST per person. If there is a group of 7 or more people who would like to take a course together on a different date, please let us know.

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Learning Support focus

Social and communication underpinnings to behaviour - for tickets click here

Anxiety and communication - for tickets click here

Supporting social connections with students who find playing with peers, group work, and interacting with peers tricky - for tickets click here

Visual supports on the fly:how to support our students understanding by making our language more visual - for tickets click here

Executive functioning: how do I support and teach my students the skills needed to tackle school work and school expectations - for tickets click here

Comprehensive Literacy for older students - who do not yet know most of their letters, most of the time for tickets click here

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Neurodiversity focus

Autism and language development – so my student repeats scripts (echolalia), what does this mean and what should I do? for tickets click here

Neurodiversity affirming behavioural support - so praise and consequences aren’t working, what next? for tickets click here

Neurodiversity – introductory level - practical introduction for those new to working with this group of tamariki - so praise and consequences aren’t working, what next? for tickets click here

Neurodiversity – Intermediate level - including autism, ADHD, and language delays - for tickets click here

Neurodiversity – Advanced level - including autism, ADHD, and language delays for tickets click here

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Supporting students with minimal speech or who use assistive technology and AAC

What comes before words? How to support communication development for students who aren’t yet talking - for tickets click here

Developing language in everyday moments - for tickets click here

AAC 101– how to support language development for students with minimal vocal speech - for tickets click here

AAC – Intermediate – so my student has a communication device/system, now what? - for tickets click here

How to enrol as a teacher aide

  1. Select your courses which could be from Inclusive Communication as well as other providers
  2. Ensure that you have an Education Sector Log in (directions here)
  3. Complete the Ministry of Education application process
  4. Once you are approved, you will get an application reference number (ARN)
  5. With your ARN, you can register for any of our webinars and workshops through Humanitix. Dates for our courses will be listed on Humanitix and on our website as they are confirmed.
  6. We will invoice Ministry of Education directly following the course

If courses do not have sufficient numbers 7 days prior to the event, we reserve the right to reschedule or cancel the event. We also may need to cancel due to unforseen circumstances.

The entire schedule can be found here