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Query

11 December 2018 - 11:40am
To whom it may concern, My name is Katherine Lingard and I am currently employed as a teacher within the Victorian Department of Education and Training at the Monash Children's Hospital School which commenced this year. I am an Education Consultant for the Victorian Paediatric Rehabilitation

Friday Announcements - 7 December 2018

7 December 2018 - 9:21am
Friday Announcements - 7 December 2018 1. Shine a Light Awards 2019 2. ICP Video Release 3. Inclusive Schools for Disabled Pupils: Share Your Experiences with Us 4. Information Days for 2019 5. Snap + Core First Price Drop 6. Ability World Has Some New and Interesting Products! News from CM: 7.

Switch assessment

5 December 2018 - 8:28am
Hi All, I hope someone can help. I am looking for someone/an organisation that can carry out a switch access assessment (including mounting) in the Cambridge area. The student does not require software or hardware. We already have that. I believe this puts her current needs outside of the remit of

Large pointer

3 December 2018 - 8:29am
Hi, I am looking for a free safe download for a large pointer for windows, I have looked at enlarging from control panels, but I really need the pointer to be much bigger. Any links would be appreciated. Thanks Lynne

Friday Announcements - 30 November 2018

30 November 2018 - 9:30am
Friday Announcements - 30 November 2018 1. Bobath Scotland's Annual Christmas Fayre 2. Part-time PG Cert in AAC 3. Maternity cover post at Chailey Communication Aid Service 4. Boardmaker Online - Beginners Session 5. Can you help 1Voice win £1,000? 6. News from University of Leeds News from CM: 7.

I wanted to know if anybody knows of an

30 November 2018 - 8:15am
I wanted to know if anybody knows of an app used by single switch. I want to have it in use by a person whose cognitive and physical abilities are limited. www.aleh.org

Speakbook examples

29 November 2018 - 8:28am
Hi All We have slowly been working to resurrect the SpeakBook project. Speakbook was a free downloadable resource made by Patrick Joyce back in 2011. Sadly Patrick passed away and the domain/website is no longer accessible. With Patrick’s family’s permission we have been working on providing a

layout for partner assisted auditory scanning communication book

28 November 2018 - 11:20am
I'm making a communication book for a user who has limited visual processing. I'm sure I read somewhere that presenting the symbols in columns( rather than rows) helps with processing - does anyone know any evidence for this? We will be using 6 -12 symbols per page, starting with 1 column of 6

AAC intervention post PABI

27 November 2018 - 10:45am
Hello all, We have a young man who has transitioned back to the community following a period of paediatric neurorehabilitation (after meningitis), and who is developing his AAC skills using joystick to scan, switch to select and using Grid 3 + keyboard to spell. His cognition was assessed and

Maternity cover post at Chailey Communication Aid Service

26 November 2018 - 12:09pm
Hi, An opportunity has arisen for a Clinical Scientist (or therapist specialising in EAT, or engineer) to join the Chailey Communication Aid Service on a 1 year fixed term contract to cover maternity leave. You will need to be motivated, have excellent communication and interpersonal

Friday Announcements - 23 November 2018

23 November 2018 - 9:13am
Friday Announcements - 23 November 2018 1. New Regional AAC Consultants 2. Information Day in Bristol 3. 2019 Shine A Light Awards 4. Best Practice Guidelines on Transportation of People Seated in Wheelchairs News from CM: 5. AAC & Literacy Best Practice Study Day 6. CM Christmas cards for sale!

College visit checklist

23 November 2018 - 8:13am
Hi everyone I’m work with a client who will be visiting several residential and day placement HEIs with a view to transitioning from secondary at the end of the school year. Does anyone have a checklist of questions to ask/things to consider when they visit each school so that the and his family

Subject: Re: [AAC Forum] help with finding research on transition from low to high tech AAC

23 November 2018 - 8:09am
Hi Bridget, I will say I will be very interested to read this when you have finished if you don’t mind. I remember finding this book very useful for references when I was at uni. Augmentative and alternative communication supporting children and adults with complex communication needs by

Transport of AAC Device in Vehicles

22 November 2018 - 10:44am
Morning everyone, The Posture and Mobility Group in the UK are currently revising their best practice guidelines on Transportation of People Seated in Wheelchairs ( https://www.pmguk.co.uk/resources/best-practice-guidelines-bpgs). It is an opportunity to develop guidance or make statements

high tech AAC & vision impairment

22 November 2018 - 8:08am
Can anyone point me to the evidence base or guidelines on how to set up (i.e. layout etc) a high tech AAC system for a user who has no vision?? Thanks a million

help with finding research on transition from low to high tech AAC

19 November 2018 - 8:43am
Hi I am currently doing a dissertation regarding transition from low to high tech AAC with children. I am trying to find peer reviewed papers, or from anyone who has carried out research around this area. Or broadening out to pre-requisites for use of SGD/VOCAs. If anyone has read anything

Friday Announcements - 16 November 2018

16 November 2018 - 9:56am
Friday Announcements - 16 November 2018 1. Help prioritise research in learning disabilities 2. Job opportunity at CCAS 3. New Inclusive Cinema platform 4. Job opportunity at KM CAT - Adult Team 5. Ability World - Discounts up to 50% News from CM: 6. AAC & Literacy Best Practice Study Day 7. CM

Specialist Stores Post

12 November 2018 - 9:04am
Hello, An opportunity has arisen for a specialist stores technician to join this specialist communication aid service based at Chailey Clinical Services. We are one of 15 centres nationally who have been commissioned by NHS England to provide this service. The service provides communication

Friday Announcements - 9 November 2018

9 November 2018 - 8:31am
Friday Announcements - 9 November 2018 1. Free Claro Software Webinar News from CM: 2. AAC & Literacy Best Practice Study Day 3. CM Christmas Cards for Sale! 4. London CM Roadshow 5. Sarah Ezekiel Prints for Sale! 6. About Friday Announcements 1. Free Claro Software Webinar From Claro

Friday Announcements - 2 November 2018

2 November 2018 - 9:57am
Friday Announcements - 2 November 2018 1. Job vacancy - Assistive Technology Consultant at Access: technology north 2. Network for Speech & Language Therapists working with people with Rett syndrome 3. Job advert: Assistive technology Support Worker 4. Getting Started with Snap + Core First

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