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A Guide to Picture and Symbol Sets for Communication

by Sally Millar.

Updated: January 2011

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AAC Resources on the Internet

A useful list of web addresses for AAC developers, companies, research, etc.

Updated: August 2014

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Big Mack

The BIGmack is a simple, one-message communication device, which allows a single message of up to 20 seconds to be recorded and played back.

Updated: October 2002

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Dynamo

Button Modifying Options for the Dynavox Dynamo.

Updated: March 2002

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Eye Pointing and using an Etran Frame

Eye pointing is, potentially, a simple and useful method of accessing a system of communication. An ETRAN frame can be used to introduce and use eye-pointing as a means of indication of pictures, and symbols (or letters, numbers, words) for communication.

Updated: March 2002

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Free Fun - Switch Accessible Games Online

Links to various websites with free switch accessible games.

Updated: April 2010

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Ideas for Schools

Some Ideas for Using TechTalk, TechSpeak or TechScan in School.

Updated: February 2013

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Jokes for Communication

Most children seem to find it quite difficult (boring?) to use the so-called 'social vocabulary'. But they generally enjoy having jokes to tell.

Updated: August 2014

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Objects of reference

a basic quick guide to using objects of reference. Note though that you will have to adapt the guide at all stages to the needs of pupils.

Updated: February 2013

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TechScan 32

This machine lets you record in your voice to store words and messages. The person who cannot speak can use the machine to help him communicate what he wants to say. He hits a switch at the right moment, and the machine says the message out loud.

Updated: April 2003

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TechSpeak 32

The TechSpeak machine has 2 levels (but you can buy them with 2, 4, or 6 levels). You can record up to 32 short messages on each level.

Updated: April 2003

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TechTalk 8

TechTalks can have 6, 8 or 12 Levels be sure to check which you have. You can record up to 8 short messages on each level.

Updated: April 2003

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Traxsys Inclusive Scan 4

A 4 cell direct/switch operated scanning board which offers visual and auditory prompts to enable users to choose from up to 16 different spoken messages (4 levels) or operate up to 4 battery operated toys/devices.

Updated: February 2005

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Trying an Eye Blink Switch in a School

Advice and evaluation.

Updated: October 2006

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Using Mainstream handheld devices as communication aids

A range of AAC options have appeared as Apps for the iPhone and iPod Touch - and some, if not all, will be re-versioned to fit the new iPad screen.

Updated: April 2010

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Using Objects of Reference - Possible Problem Areas

What association is the child actually making between object and activity? Is it the one you want them to make, or...?

Updated: July 2004

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