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Ways to Communicate: A suite of freely available new materials to raise awareness of AAC

Session 
6.3a
SPR
  • Sally Millar (CALL Scotland)
  • Craig Mill (CALL Scotland)
Funding / Sponsorship: 
Project was funded by NHS Education for Scotland.
Summary

To show a new suite of 'AAC Awareness' materials that will be available to all on a 'free to download' basis, through the Scottish 'Right to Speak' project.

Method/Activities/Techniques

As part of the 'Right to Speak' initiative (2012-2015) in Scotland, NHS Education for Scotland commissioned development of materials "to promote universal support for people who use AAC". CALL has developed a suite of materials to introduce AAC at a very basic level to the general public. These materials will be launched in the course of 2013 and will be available to all, on a 'free to download' basis.

Results/Findings

CALL has developed two short videos, an online course, some posters, and some communication resources. These will be previewed and discussed briefly in this session.

Conclusions

This set of materials will form the 'entry level' of further resources, to be developed over the next two years, aiming to promote knowledge of AAC at different levels, in line with the findings of parallel NHS Education for Scotland projects (such as the 'AAC Education and Development Framework') and will support training.

Level of Session 
1
Age Group 
All Ages
Interest 
9