Resources

SEP 01 2021

Tip of the Month - September 2021 - Masking a low tech AAC system

Posted by: Jessamy Bell in Tip of the Month Preschool resources Low Tech Resources School aged resources

01 September 2021

Masking is the process of hiding specific words or symbols on an AAC system – it’s a fancy way of saying ‘covering up some of the words for a short while’. Masking should only ever be a temporary measure to support language d...

Masking is the process of hiding specific words or symbols on an AAC system – it’s a fancy way of saying ‘covering up some of the words for a short while’. Masking should only ever be a temporary measure to support language d...

NOV 17 2020

Tip of the Month - November 2020 - Using a Partner Assisted Scanning Communication Book with Adults

Posted by: Lauren Forster in Tip of the Month Low Tech Resources Adult Acquired resources

17 November 2020

When we talk about people having ‘physical access needs’, or ‘difficulties with physical access’, we mean that they don’t have adequate use of their hands to be able to physically touch/point to a communication book or device...

When we talk about people having ‘physical access needs’, or ‘difficulties with physical access’, we mean that they don’t have adequate use of their hands to be able to physically touch/point to a communication book or device...

NOV 02 2020

Tip of the Month November - Eye Gaze Activity Boards to Develop Emergent Eye Gaze Skills

Posted by: Jessamy Bell in Tip of the Month Preschool resources Low Tech Resources

02 November 2020

Eye gaze activity boards are a great starting point for someone who is just starting to learn to use their eyes to communicate. Eye gaze is an access method for those who cannot directly select words or phrases on a communica...

Eye gaze activity boards are a great starting point for someone who is just starting to learn to use their eyes to communicate. Eye gaze is an access method for those who cannot directly select words or phrases on a communica...

OCT 05 2020

Tip of the Month - October 2020 - CORE-AOKE

This is a fantastic resource we have just discovered from the ACC Family Fun playlists. Thank you team – this is very cool! This team have made multiple playlists in Youtube of songs that have a core vocabulary chorus you can...

This is a fantastic resource we have just discovered from the ACC Family Fun playlists. Thank you team – this is very cool! This team have made multiple playlists in Youtube of songs that have a core vocabulary chorus you can...

SEP 21 2020

Tip of Month - September 2020 - Social Stories

Posted by: Lauren Forster in Tip of the Month Low Tech Resources

21 September 2020

For some people, it is difficult to understand rules for social interactions, to manage change or to understand activities with many steps. Social Stories are a tool that can support people with these difficulties.

For some people, it is difficult to understand rules for social interactions, to manage change or to understand activities with many steps. Social Stories are a tool that can support people with these difficulties.

AUG 27 2020

Tip of the Month - August 2020 - Practical Strategies to encourage and support Communication

Posted by: Polly Thomas & Jessamy Bell in Tip of the Month Preschool resources Low Tech Resources Adult Acquired resources

27 August 2020

Here are a range of strategies that SLTs often use to encourage students to communicate. They work really well to support students to use their communication systems.

Here are a range of strategies that SLTs often use to encourage students to communicate. They work really well to support students to use their communication systems.

JUN 02 2020

Tip of the Month - June 2020 - AAC and Aphasia

People with aphasia benefit from visual supports, also called augmentative and alternative communication (AAC), to help them understand language, express themselves, and support reading and writing. Historically, compensatory...

People with aphasia benefit from visual supports, also called augmentative and alternative communication (AAC), to help them understand language, express themselves, and support reading and writing. Historically, compensatory...