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Created on Thursday, 05 March 2015. Posted by Joanna Courtney

Congratulations to the Winners of the Scottish Children’s Book Awards 2015! The awards are run by The Scottish Book Trust and the winners were announced at an Awards Ceremony at The Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh on the 4th March 2015 in front of 600 school children. The winner for e...

Created on Monday, 01 December 2014. Posted by 

If you're looking for quick-to-make Winter / Christmas activities, check out the free downloadable symbol supported worksheets, from Widgit .   ...

Created on Wednesday, 05 November 2014. Posted by Joanna Courtney

Do these sound familiar? In everyday activity and play, I explore and make choices to develop my learning and interests. I am encouraged to use and share my experiences. HWB 0-19a I value the opportunities I am given to make friends and be part of a group in a range of situations. HWB 0-14a ...

Created on Tuesday, 04 November 2014. Posted by 

Sandra at Logan Technologies (who sell a range of iPad accessories including customised keyguards) challenged me this week by asking if there was an App for AAC assessment. Here is the information that I passed on to her - but if anyone out there knows more about possible AAC assessment tools o...

Created on Monday, 03 November 2014. Posted by 

A quick 'heads-up'... the AAC app 'aacorn AAC ' is offering a 20% off deal this week only (the app's first birthday) As - like other fully featured AAC systems -  this is an expensive app (usually £129.99),  it may be worth your whil...

Created on Thursday, 30 October 2014. Posted by Gillian McNeill

First it was Rhona in Proloquo2Go and now we have Fiona in Predictable! Another Scottish voice has arrived this week for female AAC users using Predictable text-to-speech app on the iPad. The voice, called Fiona from the company Nuance, comes with a number of other voices to choose from including...

Created on Tuesday, 28 October 2014. Posted by Gillian McNeill

Having asked for Scottish voices from the AAC app developers some time ago, we are delighted to learn that a female voice has finally become available in Proloquo2Go (P2G). It’s called Rhona and is an adult female voice from the text-to-speech company Acapela.  My immediate re...

Created on Friday, 10 October 2014. Posted by 

Great -  a clear statement and short / simple explanation from AAC guru Carol Zangari about when to use and when not to use symbols in literacy tasks. To support comprehension and communication around the meaning of a text - use 'em to the full, they will help the learner to engag...

Created on Tuesday, 07 October 2014. Posted by 

NHS Education for Scotland's Now Hear Me campaign goes public, with an article about AAC in the Herald Scotland today.   Giving a voice to those who are unable to speak​: People who use equipment to help them speak are backing a push for greater acceptance of the way they...