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Study Day – AAC for people with acquired communication needs.
20th September £50 Entry
9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Join us for a series of presentations to develop your knowledge and skills on topics including:
- Real life stories from individuals using AAC – David Bridden and Paul Pickford will discuss their individual journeys. Sharing their novel and effective low and high-tech AAC solutions and how they allow them to communicate about the important stuff.
- Low-tech communication strategies – A walk-through of the range of alphabet boards, charts and books with sign-posting to resources to get you started on your AAC journey
- Introducing symbols for adults with aphasia – A chance to explore some of the strategies and solutions available to facilitate communication, the evidence behind them and how to introduce them.
- Voice banking – Tips, tricks and resources to support success!
- Apps & accessibility– I have a tablet device, what can I do with it?
- Supporting the needs of clients with rapidly changing needs – Gain valuable insight and knowledge from a Specialist AAC Team (Helen Murphy and Catherine Hale, Cambridge)
- Message Banking– Ideas and resources to consider when creating meaningful recorded messages. How planning ahead, for those who can, could make communicating with AAC feel relevant and personal
- Talking Mats – Learn more about this approach for giving individuals with long-term conditions control over their lives and improved communication with their families and professionals from the Talking Mats Team!
- The latest equipment and news from a range of companies – who will be on-hand to show you the latest equipment/resources available.
- Networking –A valuable opportunity to meet colleagues working in the field.
Date: 20thSeptember 2018, 9.30-3.30.
Location: Ace Centre – North Office, Oldham.
Cost: £50 including refreshments and a buffet lunch.