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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...

Created on Friday, 23 November 2012. Posted by 

A rather amazing new development by two engineering students - a glove that  'translates' a hand gesture into a spoken output. The glove can 'learn' a large number of differentiated gestures (but would different wearers, if physically impaired,  be able to make clearly differentiate...

Created on Tuesday, 20 November 2012. Posted by 

Brilliant (and honest and funny) insights here from a parent of a young child learning to use a Talker. Every single Teacher, Additional Support Needs Assistant, therapist, parent - and everyone else -  needs to read this! It is a summary of the three most important things about te...

Created on Thursday, 08 November 2012. Posted by 

Well,  just one day after yesterday's very successful Using iPads in AAC Study Day, I've just discovered that yet another new AAC App. It's called SimpleAAC, produced by Tony Jones / Unliimiter, and marketed through Ability World. Have to say, CALL is not endorsing this App as such, &n...

Created on Tuesday, 06 November 2012. Posted by 

Call Me Maybe Take a few minutes to watch this uplifting wee video made by new graduates in speech and language therapy, Queen Margaret University College, as part of the RCSLT's Giving Voice campaign. Terrific enthusiasm, good for them! ...

Created on Tuesday, 31 July 2012. Posted by 

CALL is not endorsing this particular App over and above other similar Apps, but just to alert you to a price change -  Version 3.1.1 of AbleNet's simple photo-based communication App Sounding Board, which used to cost £35, is now available as a free download  on the iTunes App St...