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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...

Created on Wednesday, 01 October 2014. Posted by 

Are you aware of AAC?  So what is AAC? Augmentative and Alternative Communication If you would like to know more about supporting children and adults that cannot speak well enough to make themselves understood - or you would like your colleagues or students to - why not try CALL&...

Created on Wednesday, 24 September 2014. Posted by Joanna Courtney

As well as now being able to download individual activities from CALL's Keep Talking book, there are now 'communication game choice boards' available to download for each section. These are made up from the symbols assigned to each activity within the book and can be found underneath...

Created on Wednesday, 24 September 2014. Posted by Joanna Courtney

In a recent blog post, Gillian mentioned using PCS within the GoTalk Now app to create two communication activities 'Scavenger Hunt' and 'I went to the shops and I bought.' These and many more communication games can be found in CALL's 'Keep Talking' Book, availab...

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...