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Joanna Courtney

She has 11 years' experience of working in the field of Augmentative and Alternative Communication, spending her first 7 years working in a Special School. She has an Honours degree (BSc) in Speech and Language Pathology from Queen Margaret University and her particular area of interest is enabling peer interaction and group opportunities for people who use AAC.

New Explorer 2024/25 Symbol Resources available now!

Posted by Joanna Courtney on the 13th March, 2024

Category AAC Books for All

Bookbug Explorer bags are gifted by Scottish Book Trust to every 3 year-old child in Scotland through their nursery. Our latest pack of symbol resources to accompany this year's Bookbug Explorer Bag 2024/25 is ready to download now!

Would you like to join the CALL Scotland team in the New Year?

Posted by Joanna Courtney on the 14th December, 2023

Category AAC Assistive Technology

Are you looking for a job where you can use your skills and passion for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) and assistive technology? The CALL Scotland team are delighted to announce WE ARE HIRING and the job could be meant for you!

Updated Wheel of Apps for Complex Communication Support Needs (AAC)

Posted by Joanna Courtney on the 18th October, 2023

Category AAC Communication Support Needs

This 'wheel' of Apps provides a categorised guide to iPad Apps for individuals with complex communication support needs, who may need to use Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC).

NEW-Bookbug P1 Bag Accessible Digital Books now available!

Posted by Joanna Courtney on the 14th September, 2023

Category AAC Books for All

CALL Scotland's award-winning accessible versions of Scottish Book Trust's Bookbug P1 Family Bag books are available to download for learners in Scotland now!

NEW-Bookbug P1 Family Bag 2023 Symbol Resources available now!

Posted by Joanna Courtney on the 11th September, 2023

Category AAC Symbols

CALL Scotland's award-winning symbol resources to accompany Scottish Book Trust's P1 Family bag books are now available to download.

How can we help you support the implementation of AAC?

Posted by Joanna Courtney on the 22nd August, 2023

Category AAC Symbols

Do you have learners who use AAC and who you would like to help become better communicators? Would you like to know more about tools and techniques to help develop your support and practice? CALL Scotland can help!

Working with Authors on Shared Reading resources and Accessible books

Posted by Joanna Courtney on the 10th May, 2023

Category AAC Books for All

We were so pleased to be asked to deliver a workshop at Scottish Book Trust's recent Sharing Sensory Stories Author Lab. The 10 authors involved got their hands on our Bookbug Shared Reading symbol resources and accessible digital books and got the chance to experience communicating using AAC.

A true story of an AAC user's journey - from low tech to high tech eye gaze

Posted by Joanna Courtney on the 13th February, 2023

Category AAC Eye Gaze

How do we introduce and develop communication technology with learners who have complex communication and access needs? This is a true story of an AAC user’s journey-from simple communication technology to high tech eye gaze access for communication and literacy.

National Discussion symbol resources

Posted by Joanna Courtney on the 17th November, 2022

Category Symbols Communication Support Needs

People all over Scotland are talking about Education as part of a National Discussion. A promise has been made to listen to the views of children and young people. Every child’s ‘voice’ in this discussion is important and their views will be listened to carefully and used to make S...

Accessible Halloween Stories

Posted by Joanna Courtney on the 27th October, 2022

Category Symbols

Looking for some accessible Hallowe'en reading material? Why not download one of our spooky Bookbug books for your learners from the Books for All Database?  From this year’s upcoming Bookbug Family bag there’s Scaredy Bat Download Scaredy Bat Or, why not br...

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