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Communication Matters 2023


The annual Communication Matters International AAC Conference, held this year on the 10-12th of September at the University of Leeds, is the UK’s biggest and most informative AAC conference of the year. Members of our team can not wait to attend in a few days and hear all about the the latest industry developments, research and technology as well as catch up with old friends and make new ones.

This year’s conference theme is “More than just talking” and the programme is chock full of great presentations delivered by clinicians, researchers, suppliers and AAC users from the UK and abroad. Anyone who has attended Communication Matters in previous years will attest to the fact that it is always a difficult task to pick which sessions to attend! We’re really proud of our Ace Centre staff who will be taking part and sharing their experience and knowledge. They include:

Session 1.8: Talking to Teachers: Guidance for SLTs working with Teachers to implement better AAC: Joe Doran 

Session 5.7: Exploring the role of Assistant/Associate practitioners in the AAC field and the significance to the AAC workforce: Angie McCormack 

Session 9.2: The use of AT to support Literacy teaching for learners with Complex Communication Needs: Meaghan Ebbage Taylor

Session 9.3: Empowering individuals to express their views on AAC through Talking Mats: Katherine Small with Lois Cameron

To learn more and download the full conference programme click here. We’re wishing our colleagues all the best with their presentations and hope those attending have a great time!