Learn more about Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC), what it is and who can help
Commissioned by NHS Education for Scotland (NES) as part of the Scottish Right to Speak initiative, CALL Scotland has produced a series of two online learning modules on Augmentative and Alternative Communication.
An overview of AAC from the UK branch of the International Society for AAC. It includes information about AAC and the funding process for speech generating devices in the UK.
Information and ebooks on how to get started with AAC from the Ace Centre, a national charity providing support for people with complex communications difficulties.
Communication Access UK
Developed by charities and organisations that share a vision to improve the lives of people with communication difficulties. The Communication Access Symbol, a new disability access symbold underpinned by a completely free training package and standards.
What better way to understand and think about teaching literacy to those who use Alternative and Augmentative Communication than through those young people and adults themselves.
Eye Can Write
Jonathan Bryan has severe cerebral palsy, a condition that makes him incapable of voluntary movement or speech. He was locked inside his own mind, aware of the outside world but unable to fully communicate with it until he found a way by using his eyes to choose individual letters and phrases on a life-changing communication board, to make his thoughts known in this inspiring book ‘Eye Can Write’.
‘Ghost Boy’ is the raw and emotional memoir of Martin Pistorius, who was misdiagnosed when he fell ill as a preteen and had to endure the next ten years of his life trapped inside his own body and not knowing if things would ever change for him.
Lillie-Ann has an ambition: to write a book. Our English Advisory Teacher’s role is to facilitate that. In fact, at there first meeting, she informed her that she had a series of seven books up her sleeve! Read several of her chapters:
Sweet Home Alsager
This audio is a memoir about a young man leaving home to go to university. It is the beginning of his independence as a young man who has cerebral palsy and uses a communication device.
1000 Londoners – Matt #183
Each week, a profile of a Londoner is posted on the home page. The profile contains a 3 minute film that gives an insight into the life of the Londoner, as well as their own personal photos of London and some answers to crucial questions about their views on London life.