The Variety Motor Mouth Program has been created to assist children who have limited speech and rely on augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) aids to express themselves.
Variety, along with a committee of specialised members, organise camps and activity days that cater for separate age groups – teenage children and primary school aged children.
Each opportunity has the goal to develop the children’s skills and confidence using their AAC device to communicate in everyday life.
Variety Motor Mouth Camp
This camp is held for the primary school-aged children and has been run successfully for over 7 years. The camp is held in September/October each year at Point Walter Reserve in Bicton.
The program during camp combines fun, intensive therapy and training for the AAC user, informative workshops for the parents, and recreational activities for siblings. There is also plenty of free time and fun activities for the whole family.
The Camp is a fantastic opportunity for children using AAC to get to know other children in the same situation, share experiences and make new friends. The primary aim of the camp is for children using AAC to improve their system use and become more competent communicators in a fun and relaxing environment. We hope that this camp will be the first step in starting to develop a stronger community of AAC users in WA!
The next Motor Mouth Camp is taking place in September 2019. To register your interest for the next Motor Mouth Camp, register you interest below:
Variety Teen Activity Day
In 2018, Variety hosted its first Teen Motor Mouth Camp, and it was a huge success!
In 2019, we will be hosting an activity day for our Teen’s – focusing on doing something fun in the community while empowering the AAC user to develop their communication skills for life and be confident and independent communicators. Teen Motor Mouth Camp Flyer.
Applications have now closed for our Variety Teen Motor Mouth Activity Day.
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