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General training opportunities

PODD Communication System Training

ACE Centre (North) is hosting a 2 day introductory workshop to the PODD Communication System on Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th May 2016 for professionals, parents and carers. Training will be delivered by Rosie Clark, the UK based PODD trainer. Click here for further details and a copy of the booking form.  

‚ÄčLimited places are available on this course.  Places will be offered on receipt of a completed booking form and payment on a first come, first served basis.

Proloquo2Go 4 training events

AssistiveWare are providing a series of training events for professionals across the country. ACE Centre are delighted to host their events in the North West and Thames Valley & Wessex regions on 25/02/16 and 26/02/16 respectively.

Each event will run from 10am until 1pm and focus on how Proloquo2Go 4 can contribute to best practice in AAC.  Session content will include a look at core words; what they are, their importance, how vocabulary should be chosen and introduced. The pros and cons of different strategies - e.g. topic boards, activity displays, literacy - will be considered.  Attendees will be introduced to Proloquo2Go 4 and given an overview of key features.  

Click here for further details, and/or to book your place.  Please note that the North West region event is now fully booked.

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 Special Educational Needs (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