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Friday Announcements - 24 May 2019

11 hours 58 min ago
Friday Announcements - 24 May 2019 1. Next Meeting of the AAC SIG - 20th June 2. Dame Hannah Rogers Trust- Specialised AAC Service are recruiting! 3. Speech and Language Therapist Job Opportunity! News from CM: 4. Communication Matters AAC Information Days - FREE to Attend! 5. CM2019 Internationa

Friday Announcements - 17 May 2019

17 May 2019 - 10:59am
Friday Announcements - 17 May 2019 1. Next Meeting of the AAC SIG - 20th June 2. AMAneo BTi is here! 3. NEW NOVA Chat 8 Active! 4. Participate in Occupational Therapist Research! 5. 2019 ATAAC Conference Invitation 6. New A3 communication books and big savings on low-tech AAC and access products!

Masters dissertation on communication aids

17 May 2019 - 8:23am
Hello, I am looking to speak to an AAC user with no speech who is highly dependent on communication aids to communicate in the UK for my masters dissertation. Please do get in touch @ bethpap...@gmail.com if you are able to help. Thank you! Bethany

AAC with children with lots of highly unintelligible speech

17 May 2019 - 8:15am
Dear all What references do you have for this topic? I have only found https://doi.org/10.1080/07434619712331277838 which while helpful it is old 1997 and does not really go young enough with regard to my client who is nearly 4. Any suggestions? We are going to try a VOCA but

WM AAC CEN theme of AAC in ITU and acute settings Wed 12.6.19 Malvern

10 May 2019 - 11:11am
Dear all I hope you will be interested in this event and share with others who might like to come Thank you Best Wishes Chris Sherlock Speech and Language Therapist Tel: 0121 466 3050 Internal: 63060 Mobile: Email: chris....@bhamcommunity.nhs.uk

Friday Announcements - 10 May 2019

10 May 2019 - 10:44am
Friday Announcements - 10 May 2019 1. Introducing the Look™ Eyegaze solution for Accent 1000 and 1400! 2. Speech and Language Therapy Technical Instructor Job Opportunity! 3. EyeGaze Education: Irisbond 4. Global Accessibility Awareness Day, May 16th 18:30 News from CM: 5. Communication Matters

Request for Help with Recruitment for Technology Enabled Care Project

10 May 2019 - 8:41am
(Posted on behalf of Rachel Creaney, University of St. Andrews) Hi all, My name is Rachel and I am currently undertaking a PhD looking at the experiences of older people living in a rural health smart home and exploring the impacts around wellbeing. I am contacting the group as I thought

Friday Announcements - 3 May 2019

3 May 2019 - 11:54am
Friday Announcements - 3 May 2019 1. 'Connect Us Too' - Mental Health Resources for Deaf People 2. Language Acquisition through Motor Planning (LAMP) Workshops and LAMP Words for Life App giveaway! 3. Free Designer for 3D-Printable Keyguards News from CM: 4. Communication Matters AAC Information

Glare on Screen

3 May 2019 - 9:16am
Hi all, What would you suggest to use to stop the glare on a tablet for an AAC user? Thanks Kirsty -- Kirsty Finnegan Independent Speech and Language Therapist RCSLT, ASLTIP, HPC registered SL27429 kirstyfinnegan...@gmail.com 07817 99 47 45

Friday Announcements - 26 April 2019

26 April 2019 - 11:02am
Friday Announcements - 26 April 2019 1. TouchChat apps 50% sale! 2. Computer Control in Grid 3 - webinar 2 May 3. Family Fund - Information and Support Day 4. Postgraduate Certificate Assistive Technology at Ace Centre 5. HKL EasySwitch 6. Eye-Tracking Questionnaire Request 7. Foundations in

iPad insurance

24 April 2019 - 8:26am
Hello, I work for a school with learners with complex needs and we have a lot of learners who use apps on iPads for communication. At the moment our school agree to purchase some of these devices or recycle old stock however are keen for parents to have insurance in place in order for

AAC statistics

24 April 2019 - 8:25am
Hey Guys , I am currently doing my dissertation on AAC methods and the parents perspectives of the barriers ( primary research ) Does anyone know of any statistics within the Uk. I cannot for the life of me find any that I can use. Just basically need how many people use an AAC method

NEW Abstract Submission Video Guide for CM2019 Conference

18 April 2019 - 10:57am
Check out this handy step-by-step video guide for submitting an abstract to the conference created by our member Gregor and Trustee Helen - the deadline is on 26th April so use the long Easter weekend to your advantage and submit your paper now! https://youtu.be/hbkpmlmcYLI Call for Papers You

Communication aids dissertation

15 April 2019 - 8:23am
Hello, I am a postgraduate student who is carrying out a final project dissertation on communication aids for disabilities. I am looking to speak to AAC users to help them communicate. Please do get in touch if you are able to provide case studies for my dissertation. Thank you very much,

Friday Announcements - 12 April 2019

12 April 2019 - 11:34am
Friday Announcements - 12 April 2019 1. A Revision of the Charter of Patient Rights and Responsibilities 2. Have Your Say: Physiotherapy Services for Adults with Cerebral Palsy 3. New Fast Talker Large Cell 4. 'AT Mentor' Service Launch News from CM: 5. Communication Matters AAC Information Days -

symbol grid set for VI client?

9 April 2019 - 2:55pm
Dear all Does anyone know of, have a grid set (TG3) for a symbol using client with visual impairment I am looking for the impossible dream… · High contrast · Perhaps black on white or yellow · Robust language system · UK English · Consistent lay out ·

Friday Announcements - 5 April 2019

5 April 2019 - 10:31am
Friday Announcements - 5 April 2019 1. Join Scope's Volunteering Community 2. West Midlands Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) Clinical Excellence Network (CEN) Meeting 3. “An Introduction to AAC” Online Learning Module 4. ChooseIt! Readymades 5. TouchChat iPad Bundle Now Available!

Dynavox Donation

2 April 2019 - 11:47am
Our SLT department has been donated a Tobii Dynavox 3100 and wheelchair mount. We don't have any use for it in our department so would like to pass it on to someone who would use it. Would anyone like it or know of a charity that would accept the donation? Thanks, Annabel

Facebook Forum - collaborate and seek advice

1 April 2019 - 8:20am
Hi Team, A collaborative healthcare facebook group available for SLT, PT, OT etc - to collaborate and discuss. Join here and contribute: https://www.facebook.com/groups/atvisor/

Friday Announcements - 29 March 2019

29 March 2019 - 9:52am
Friday Announcements - 29 March 2019 1. Section 10 Grant Scheme 2. Celebrating Autism Acceptance Month 3. The LAMP Words for Life App will Be Half-Price Next Week News from CM: 4. Communication Matters AAC Information Days - Book Now! 5. AAC & Literacy Best Practice Study Day 6. CM2019 Internatio

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