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Created on Friday, 29 April 2016. Posted by Allan Wilson

We sometimes like to focus on blogs and web resources created by other people, particularly when they may not be familiar to people in Scotland, where we are based, and the rest of the United Kingdom. Today we are going to have a look at "Glenda's Assistive Technology Information and more.....

Created on Tuesday, 01 March 2016. Posted by Allan Wilson

We have received an email from Magdalena Nowak, a Masters student at Dundee University, asking for parents of children with communication difficulties who may, or may not, use augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) to take part in a survey. We hope that parents will be willing to take part...

Created on Monday, 15 February 2016. Posted by Allan Wilson

Last week we retweeted a tweet about a new Pinterest board from US-based speech and language pathologist, Lauren S. Enders on "AAC: Engaging Apps for Implementation". (Pinterest is a web site that allows the user to bring together web resources and display links to them in a visual format....

Created on Wednesday, 06 January 2016. Posted by Gillian McNeill

The Tools2Talk app from Scope in Australia has been one of our app favourites at CALL since September 2014 when we first purchased it. The app offered a quick and easy method for designing and printing symbol communication boards and resources using an iPad, whilst being inexpensive (£8.99) co...

Created on Thursday, 17 December 2015. Posted by Joanna Courtney

I read an interesting article in the RCSLT Bulletin today about the use of voice banking for patients with Motor Neurone Disease (MND) as a ‘Vocal Insurance’ policy. The main message from the article is that voice-banking or ‘cloning’ needs to be ‘done early’ so t...

Created on Monday, 23 November 2015. Posted by Gillian McNeill

Using Symbols to Support Communication – English as an Additional Language (EAL)? Have you considered using symbols to support pupils in school who do not have English as their first language? Although, symbol use is now established in our toolbox of strategies for supporting pupils with ...

Created on Thursday, 27 August 2015. Posted by Gillian McNeill

Free professional learning opportunity for anyone working in Health, Education, Social Services and Third Sector in Scotland, who would benefit from an Introduction to AAC. Download your booking form, with contact details for further information. ...

Created on Monday, 13 July 2015. Posted by Gillian McNeill

Jobs in AAC are few and far between, so when one (well four actually) becomes available, it's worth sharing! The vacancies are at the Regional Communication Aids Service (RCAS), a specialist Electronic Assistive Technology Service based in Newcastle and covering the North...

Created on Friday, 03 July 2015. Posted by Gillian McNeill

  It’s been just over a year since the CALL Scotland team created a new resource - iPad Apps for Complex Communication Support Needs. It has been satisfying to see the fantastic response we have had, with paper copies being whisked off exhibition and workshop tables, and an astounding 15,...