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Created on Thursday, 18 September 2014. Posted by Joanna Courtney

If you'd like to know more about the great FREE communication app SoundingBoard and how it can be used with pupils who have communication support needs, why not have a look at our recent webinar? It covers simple editing, using digital images on buttons, sharing resources and switch access fo...

Created on Wednesday, 03 September 2014. Posted by Joanna Courtney

The shortlisted titles for this year's Scottish Children's Book Awards were announced on August 28th by the Scottish Book Trust. The Bookbug books are Princess Penelope and the Runaway Kitten by Alison Murray, Robot Rumpus by Sean Taylor and Ross Collins and Lost for Words by Natalie Russell...

Created on Monday, 01 September 2014. Posted by 

Widgit Vocab Widgit has just launched a new series of iPad apps called 'Widgit Vocab'. These apps introduce and develop basic vocabulary around a range of different themes, and are specifically designed ​to help extend a user's vocabulary range with list...

Created on Tuesday, 05 August 2014. Posted by 

Communicative competence was defined by Janice Light (1989) as: "– the state of being functionally adequate in daily communication and of having sufficient knowledge, judgment, and skills to communicate effectively in daily life." Light's mo...

Created on Thursday, 19 June 2014. Posted by 

Looking for information about about children's speech, language and communication development? ICAN and The Communication Trust are relaunching the informative Talking Point website this week. Talking Point provides valuable information and resources&nb...

Created on Tuesday, 27 May 2014. Posted by 

There have been many changes lately for Mayer Johnson and Boardmaker products, in the UK. The latest news is that the Assistive Technology division of the Swedish company Tobii have bought DynaVox and that both DynaVox products and Mayer Johnson products  - including the Boardmaker softwar...

Created on Monday, 26 May 2014. Posted by 

Acquiring literacy is notoriously challenging for learners with complex communication support needs, who use AAC.  Have a look at Tony Jones' inspiring web-site TalkSense, for 101 ideas that may support literacy teaching and learning for learners who need AAC, in your...

Created on Friday, 23 May 2014. Posted by 

The new CALL Scotland AAC Apps Wheel is now officially 'launched' and available for free download and sharing. Enjoy, and pass it on!  The AAC Apps wheel is in .PDF format and was designed for display in A3 poster size but it works equally well (only smaller!) as ...

Created on Wednesday, 19 March 2014. Posted by 

I've become interested in a communication app called SPEAK all! designed by researchers at Purdue University specifically for children with Autistic Spectrum Disorder who use PECS.   SPEAK all! is still somewhat in development, so I don't want to mislead by over-laud...