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A range of training days for teachers, therapists, parents and enablers to help ensure that communication and assistive technology is used appropriately with the people they support. Getting started with AAC Moving on from PECS iPads, iPods and Communication Our day courses are packed full of information, ideas and discussion about the very latest equipment and strategies. And as a working centre we can draw on real case examples to illustrate points and generate discussion.
NOW AVAILABLE!! You Matter is a powerful new self-delivered course that brings together parents of children with significant speech difficulties and their supporting professionals. The two-day course lets families and professionals explore ways of empowering parents to take a central role in the development of practical and positive ways to meet a child's AAC needs.
If you're a parent who's wondering how the process of statementing works, or has issues with the way your child's school or authority are dealing with specialist educational provision, take a look at the IPSEA (Independent Parental Special Education Advice) website for some informative case studies that may provide useful and illuminating advice. The information can be found at http://www.ipsea.org.uk/Apps/Content/html/?fid=91
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The ability to communicate is fundamental to a basic quality of life, yet for many people effective communication is difficult because of a physical impairment, language disorder or learning disability. We work with people of all ages who face such challenges.
We're experts in Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) and Assistive Technology (AT), with core specialist services that include:
We also carry out project and consultancy work for local and central statutory services. For more information on what we do and how we work you can see a video on our work here
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