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NEW Abstract Submission Video Guide for CM2019 Conference

18 April 2019 - 10:57am
Check out this handy step-by-step video guide for submitting an abstract to the conference created by our member Gregor and Trustee Helen - the deadline is on 26th April so use the long Easter weekend to your advantage and submit your paper now! Call for Papers You

Communication aids dissertation

15 April 2019 - 8:23am
Hello, I am a postgraduate student who is carrying out a final project dissertation on communication aids for disabilities. I am looking to speak to AAC users to help them communicate. Please do get in touch if you are able to provide case studies for my dissertation. Thank you very much,

Friday Announcements - 12 April 2019

12 April 2019 - 11:34am
Friday Announcements - 12 April 2019 1. A Revision of the Charter of Patient Rights and Responsibilities 2. Have Your Say: Physiotherapy Services for Adults with Cerebral Palsy 3. New Fast Talker Large Cell 4. 'AT Mentor' Service Launch News from CM: 5. Communication Matters AAC Information Days -

symbol grid set for VI client?

9 April 2019 - 2:55pm
Dear all Does anyone know of, have a grid set (TG3) for a symbol using client with visual impairment I am looking for the impossible dream… · High contrast · Perhaps black on white or yellow · Robust language system · UK English · Consistent lay out ·

Friday Announcements - 5 April 2019

5 April 2019 - 10:31am
Friday Announcements - 5 April 2019 1. Join Scope's Volunteering Community 2. West Midlands Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) Clinical Excellence Network (CEN) Meeting 3. “An Introduction to AAC” Online Learning Module 4. ChooseIt! Readymades 5. TouchChat iPad Bundle Now Available!

Dynavox Donation

2 April 2019 - 11:47am
Our SLT department has been donated a Tobii Dynavox 3100 and wheelchair mount. We don't have any use for it in our department so would like to pass it on to someone who would use it. Would anyone like it or know of a charity that would accept the donation? Thanks, Annabel

Facebook Forum - collaborate and seek advice

1 April 2019 - 8:20am
Hi Team, A collaborative healthcare facebook group available for SLT, PT, OT etc - to collaborate and discuss. Join here and contribute:

Friday Announcements - 29 March 2019

29 March 2019 - 9:52am
Friday Announcements - 29 March 2019 1. Section 10 Grant Scheme 2. Celebrating Autism Acceptance Month 3. The LAMP Words for Life App will Be Half-Price Next Week News from CM: 4. Communication Matters AAC Information Days - Book Now! 5. AAC & Literacy Best Practice Study Day 6. CM2019 Internatio

Text to voice output

28 March 2019 - 8:09am
Hi everyone, advice please! Am looking for a device, app or software that converts typed text to voice output. It needs to be trendy, for a secondary pupil who is very clever and loves computers, but who hasn’t developed spoken speech (possible oral dyspraxia) he can write and type in sentences

Talking Mats for AAC

27 March 2019 - 10:52am
Hello all, I just wondered if anyone has already made some resources for Talking Mats options related to AAC (e.g. voice options/portability/weight/size/access method/high vs. low tech) before I reinvent the wheel! If anyone can point me in the direction of this that would be really helpful, or

iPad case

27 March 2019 - 8:04am
Hi Everyone I work with a student that has been trialling an ipad with big grips case. The Big Grips case has performed admirably but the ipad is not loud enough. Is anyone aware of a case of similar durability but with built in speakers? Thanks in advance! Dan

Friday Announcements - 22 March 2019

22 March 2019 - 9:54am
Friday Announcements - 22 March 2019 1. 1st Anniversary of AAC Legislation 2. Beaumont College Specialist Speech and Language Therapist Vacancy 3. FREE Face-to-Face Device Training 4. Survey: The Role of an Occupational Therapist in an AAC Service News from CM: 5. Communication Matters AAC

WANTED! SLT Term time

20 March 2019 - 12:14pm
Come join our team at Beaumont College click the link for details.

Research Survey for Occupational Therapists in AAC roles

20 March 2019 - 8:20am
Dear Occupational Therapists Apologies for cross posting.... I am conducting some research for my Masters (MSc) in Occupational Therapy (Pre-reg). I am looking for qualified occupational therapists, currently working in an AAC role, based in the UK who would like to participate in an online

Friday Announcements - 15 March 2019

15 March 2019 - 9:30am
Friday Announcements - 15 March 2019 1. Study Day – "AAC for People with Acquired Communication Needs" 2. First 2-Day Introductory PODD Course in Ireland! 3. Language Acquisition through Motor Planning (LAMP) Workshops – Early Bird Rate AND Words for Life App Giveaway! 4. West Yorkshire CANN

Hungarian and English language speakers

14 March 2019 - 8:34am
Dear All We are currently supporting a gentleman who had a series of strokes three years ago, he has receptive and expressive aphasia, word finding difficulties and an unreliable Yes/no. He has no real written output. However, he endeavours to make himself understood using single words where

AAC Accreditation - City and Guilds

11 March 2019 - 8:20am
Hello there, I would be interested to hear more about what is offered within the AAC City and Guilds. Would it be possible to have a conversation in the next couple of weeks about this? Kind regards, Jean Jean Alexander, AAC Operational Improvement Lead, Assisted Communications

Friday Announcements - 8 March 2019

8 March 2019 - 10:09am
Friday Announcements - 8 March 2019 1. HelpKidzLearn New Choice Making Games 2. KM CAT Children and Young People’s Team 3. Understanding of AAC Survey News from CM: 4. Retired CM Membership 5. NEW Communication Matters AAC Information Days! 6. AAC & Literacy Best Practice Study Day - Book Now! 7.

Insurance Again

7 March 2019 - 9:23am
Hi Now that Towergate (used to be Eliis Bates) have pulled out of the market does anyone know of other companies who will insure devices ? Thanks Liza Clements

Friday Announcements - 1 March 2019

1 March 2019 - 10:28am
Friday Announcements - 1 March 2019 1. Study Day – "AAC for People with Acquired Communication Needs" 2. Free QEF Kids Open Day 3. New Dates Announced for Smartbox Getting Started with Grid Training 4. AAC SIG Day 5. EyeControl is Searching for a Marketing Product Specialist to Join Their Team 6.