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Tobii Dynavox Training Events

ACE Centre are pleased to host half-day training sessions on Tobii Dynavox Communication software. These sessions will provide an overview of the software, the different vocabularies available and share information about effective implementation. The sessions will be aimed at people who are already using the software and those who would like to learn more. There will also be an opportunity to ask questions relating to Tobii Dynavox products. The sessions will be led by Tobii Dynavox representatives. Sessions are free, but places are limited.

Communicator Software Training, ACE Centre (South)

Wednesday, 22nd June 2016 (9:30am - 12:30pm) Click here for further details, and/or to book your place.

Compass Software Training, ACE Centre (South)

Wednesday, 22nd June 2016 (1.30pm - 4.30pm) Click here for further details, and/or to book your place.


ACE Centre provides a range of training opportunities to support individuals with complex communication and learning needs.

Our Assistive Technology Unit is a four day course providing an overview of Assistive Technology (AT) to support communication and learning, and considers the assessment process for identifying AT requirements.  ACE Centre run this course each year.  Click here for course details and booking information.

Our Augmentative & Alternative Communication (AAC) Unit is a four day course exploring the needs of individuals with complex communication difficulties, critically evaluating the available range of AAC resources and strategies, and examining the issues of assessment, implementation, support and training.  Click here for course details and booking information.

Our Level 7 Postgraduate Certificate in Assistive Technology is a Continuing Professional Development opportunity for practitioners interested in pursuing further academic study in the field of Assistive Technology for communication and learning. This postgraduate award is delivered over 2 years and is validated by Manchester Metropolitan University. Click here for course details and booking information.

Training to support implementation of NHS Specialised AAC Services

ACE Centre also offers a series of free monthly training events to support the use and implementation of Augmentative & Alternative Communication within the framework of the NHS Specialised AAC Service.  These sessions are aimed at professionals working within our Specialised AAC Service regions:

  • With individuals who have been/may be referred to the NHS Specialised AAC Service, and/or
  • Involved in the set up and/or development of local AAC services

The sessions typically run for half a day.  Book early to avoid disappointment.  Please note that due to limited capacity, only a maximum of 2 places will be allocated to a single organisation (e.g. speech and language therapy department, school etc.)

Follow these links for details of upcoming sessions in the:

North West region

Thames Valley & Wessex region