Ace Centre Learning

How to Develop and Use a Communication Book (D) 15th, 29th June 2021

Explore how to develop and use a communication book, who it is suitable for and how to make it.

This course is over two sessions which will provide an appraisal of vocabulary to make a communication book exploring the principles behind Ace Centre’s ‘Developing and Using a Communication Book’.

Session 1: 15th June 21 (1.30pm – 4.30pm) Interactive webinar exploring when you might introduce a personalised communication book, different ways to organise language, and different methods of retrieval. The session will focus on Ace Centre’s Developing and Using a Communication Book and how to identify and select appropriate vocabulary.

Session 2: 29th June 21 (1.30pm – 4.30pm) Interactive webinar utilising Boardmaker 7 to create a personalised communication book.

Course aim:

To introduce the principles of ‘Developing and Using a Communication Book’  and consider who it is suitable for and how to select the appropriate stage. This course will combine webinars and self -directed online study.

You will learn:

  • To describe the vocabulary organisation of the DUCB resource
  • To state which level of DUCB would be suitable for an individual and why
  • To manipulate DUCB templates in Boardmaker 7 to create a communication book

Suitable for:

Practitioners working with people who use AAC who are responsible for developing communication resources and enabling use of AAC across different environments.

IPAACKS Competencies:


Able to select and format vocabulary appropriate to the person using AAC, with guidance as appropriate

Course includes:

3 months access to online materials, 2 live webinars and free trial of Boardmaker 7

Special requirements:

A laptop to install and trial Boardmaker 7

You will be required to use one of the following web browsers for the live webinar: Chrome, Microsoft Edge, FireFox, Safari or Safari Mobile

Cost: £60



Includes lifetime access

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