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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. https://www.indeed.co.uk/m/viewjob?jk=807b3f09d071ddb3&advn=8435321629104560&adid=196150202&from=serp&dest=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.indeed.co.uk%2Fjob%2Fspecialist-speech-and-language-therapist-term-time-only-807b3f09d071ddb3&desth=df47ad91

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.

AAC Accreditation

1 March 2019 - 8:51am
Does anyone use or know of accreditation systems for people who use AAC other than the city & guilds? We are schools based and are looking for something to formally accredit children/ young people's achievements in the field of AAC/ Communication. To be registered with city & guilds you must

Case request

27 February 2019 - 12:37pm
Hi Does anyone have any of these cases lying around they might be willing to donate to a young man we are working with? It’s a case for an old dynavox device but also works well for his new I1-10 so it can go on the back of his chair. His one is a bit battered so we wondered if we could find

Hi , I am currently completing a

27 February 2019 - 11:57am
Hi , I am currently completing a dissertation on AAC methods and their barriers from the parents perspective. Was wondering if anyone had an articles or website suggestions that could help me. Mainly focusing on PECS , makaton and computer devices Thanks , Rachel

research regarding layouts

27 February 2019 - 10:37am
Hi All, Can anyone point me in the direction of research that has been completed in relation to optimized layouts for vocabularies on dynamic screen displays (an others)? Thanks All the best Marion -- Marion Stanton Lead Trainer and Assessor Communication and Learning Enterprises Limited

Friday Announcements - 22 February 2019

22 February 2019 - 10:38am
Friday Announcements - 22 February 2019 1. Inclusive Information Days 2. Predictable Can Now Be Controlled with Head Movements! 3. Create and Make ‘Look2Talk’ – Learn How to Create an Eye Pointing Communication Book 4. 1Voice 2019 National Residential Weekend 5. Using the I-ASC Heuristic and

Friday Announcements - 15 February 2019

15 February 2019 - 8:31am
Friday Announcements - 15 February 2019 1. Study Day - "AAC for People with Acquired Communication Needs" 2. AAC SIG Day - 21st March 3. Language Acquisition through Motor Planning (LAMP) Workshops 20th-24th May 2019 4. Touch Screen Technology 5. FREE Kids Equipment Open Day 6. EyeControl is

Voice and Message Banking

15 February 2019 - 7:57am
Dear All, Are any local AAC services offering voice and message banking? If so, do you have a written description/policy/protocol about what service you do and don't provide? For example, a local service might support a patient through the voice banking process in terms of face to face contact

Apple watch .

11 February 2019 - 8:29am
Does anyone have any suggestions on an easier way to push the buttons on the side of an apple watch? I'm assisting a young lady who has cerebral palsy and struggles with pushing the two buttons on the side. She mainly wants to use it for apple pay, which requires a double push of the flat button

Friday Announcements - 8 February 2019

8 February 2019 - 9:32am
Friday Announcements - 8 February 2019 1. Bugzi Loan Scheme 2. Vacancy at Bexley Speech and Language Therapy Service 3. Therapy Box’s 2019 Retail Offer 4. Augmentative Communication in Practice: Scotland - Study Day, 2019 5. Exciting Update to NuVoice Software! 6. Mounts and More - New EyeGaze

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