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How to Develop and Use a Communication Book

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How to Develop and Use a Communication Book

From Ace Centre Learning


  • Developing level
  • Places available
  • Runs on: 30/04/2024
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Developing Level (Teacher-supported online study)

Explore how to develop and use a communication book, who it is suitable for and how to make it.
Develop your knowledge and skills to create personalised communication books using this illustrated guide. Find out who ‘Developing and Using a Communication Book’ is suitable for, how to select the appropriate Stage and discover how to use the templates in Boardmaker 7 to create an individualised resource. This session will be in two parts and is supported by Tobii Dynavox.

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’.

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:

  • Implementation
  • 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/ InPrint3

Session 1: 30th April 2024 (1.30pm – 4.30pm UTC+1) 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: 21st May 2024 (1.30pm – 4.30pm UTC+1) Interactive webinar utilising symbol software to create a personalised communication book.

Special requirements:

A a desktop computer or laptop to install and trial Boardmaker 7/ InPrint3

You will be required to use the Microsoft Teams app, or sign into Teams in one of the following web browsers for the live webinar: Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Firefox, Safari

Cost: £120

*All times shown are given in the UK timezone, on the date the course is run.

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