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Created on Wednesday, 12 June 2013. Posted by Robert Stewart

CALL Scotland has been organising the FREE annual ICT and Inclusion road-show since 2001. It provides people with an opportunity to see and compare the latest software and technology to support students with additional support needs from most of the leading UK companies. Location and dates...

Created on Friday, 31 May 2013. Posted by 

NHS Education for Scotland (NES) recently hosted a dissemination seminar in Edinburgh, to update and share information about the development of the Right to Speak project, whose aim is to improve AAC services in Scotland. Two people who use AAC, Rachael Monk and Barry Smith, gave illuminat...

Created on Wednesday, 15 May 2013. Posted by 

Repeated exposure to the same story book is better for child language development than lots of different stories. Interesting new research findings from the University of Sussex about how children learn and retain new words. I remember researching this and advocating repeated use of the same few...

Created on Monday, 06 May 2013. Posted by 

ConnectABILITY.ca Have you seen this terrific resource? (I can't believe I didn't know about it before - many thanks to Ian Bean - whose website is ALSO a great resource - for drawing attention to it.) ConnectABILITY is a virtual community focused on lifelong learning and support for children, y...

Created on Tuesday, 16 April 2013. Posted by Robert Stewart

CALL Scotland has been organising the FREE annual ICT and Inclusion road-show since 2001. It provides people with an opportunity to see and compare the latest software and technology to support students with additional support needs from most of the leading UK companies. Location and date...

Created on Monday, 08 April 2013. Posted by 

Once again, the piercingly true words of a parent - therapists and teachers take note! Dana Nieder, parent of Maya, urging parents and professionals not to 'wait and see' but to plunge in, as soon as possible, to the world of full strength AAC . There is no time to waste - and there is nowhere...

Created on Thursday, 21 February 2013. Posted by 

Great resource from Lauren Enders  - a  freely downloadable one page poster to support AAC implementation. This poster should be on every classroom, home and therapy room wall, for the benefit of all those learning to communicate using AAC. Thanks to Lauren for generating such great ...

Created on Friday, 08 February 2013. Posted by 

Lots of people have the lovely easy-to-use switch accessible software from Inclusive Technology, like SwitchIT Maker 2 and ChooseIT Maker 2. But it is disappointing to see how few schools manage to find time to make their own resources, to create personalised exercises that individual children or ...

Created on Friday, 18 January 2013. Posted by 

A terrific new AAC resource has recently been launched, in the form of the AACknowledge website. This is an outcome of Communication Matter's AAC Evidence Base project. The new website provides a wealth of useful information for both experienced AAC specialists, who get summaries and links to a...