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Receptive Language Assessments on Eye Gaze

19 February 2018 - 11:35am
Hello, Has anyone developed a (or copied a paper-based) receptive language assessment for use on an eye-gaze device? I'm aware of CARLA but I don't have Mind Express. Students in our schools currently use Grid 3, Communicator and just recently Snap & Core. Ideally I'm looking for something free or

Friday Announcements - 16 February 2018

16 February 2018 - 12:49pm
Friday Announcements - 16th February 2018 1. AssistiveWare AAC Photography Project 2. Therapy Box Retail Offer 3. Occupational Therapist Required (Fixed Term) - Cambridge 4. New Inclusive Catalogue 2018 5. AAC London CEN Study Day - NEW VENUE 6. Occupational Therapist Required - Birmingham News

Friday Announcements - 9 February 2018

9 February 2018 - 12:33pm
Friday Announcements - 9th February 2018 1. Changing Places Survey News from CM: 2. AAC and Literacy Best Practice Study Days 3. CM Roadshows 2018 4. CM2018 - Call for Papers 5. Second Symbol Consultation for Communication Access UK - Deadline Extended 6. About Friday Announcements 1. Changing

Experience with Cantonese Client?

6 February 2018 - 2:18pm
Posted on behalf of my colleague: Hi All, Hoping someone can help us. We are due to asses a client with a progressive neurological condition who requires AAC. We understand that whilst this person was able to speak some English, he can only read and write in Cantonese (and has never used

Friday Announcements - 2 February 2018

2 February 2018 - 11:03am
Friday Announcements - 2nd February 2018 1. Making a Difference Conference 2. EyeFree Assisting Communication is looking for a UK Marketing Product Specialist 3. WM AAC Clinical Excellence Network 4. Support vulnerable people with communication problems 5. Liberator - AAC Regional Consultant

Looking for communication groups in the Poulton-le-Fylde area

2 February 2018 - 8:28am
A query into the office as below: Hello Do you know of any Communication groups in the Poulton le fylde area. My husband has Speech problems due to a brain injury and struggles to communicate with people. He cannot read or write, but needs some social stimulation. Any help would be

Hi all, I was wondering whether there

30 January 2018 - 8:04am
Hi all, I was wondering whether there are apps which are suitable for using iPad via a switch for simple games which do not require choosing - only tapping on the screen. Thanks, Tzippy צפורה מועלם רכזת תכניות קידום אישיות Phone: 03-6711740 Email: [email protected] www.aleh.org Sent

Friday Announcements - 26 January 2018

26 January 2018 - 12:03pm
Friday Announcements - 26th January 2018 1. Ace Centre Information Days 2. 1Voice Pop-up Event in Kent 3. New ‘Always Accessible’ iPad and Tablet Carry Bags 4. Free Study Days - Dundee Added 5. New Dates Announced for Smartbox Getting Started with Grid 3 Training News from CM: 6. AAC and

PODD & GCSEs

24 January 2018 - 3:02pm
A query has come into the office as below: "I am a Speech and Language Therapist working at a Secondary Special School. We have some students who use PODD books and would like advice about how we can use this as a means of access during GCSEs. We wondered if anyone has had experience with any

Friday Announcements 19 January 2018

19 January 2018 - 12:10pm
Friday Announcements - 19th January 2018 1. There is still time to make a nomination for the Shine A Light Awards 2018 2. New - LAMP Workshops in the UK and Ireland – March 2018 3. Job Opportunity at Manchester Metropolitan University - Research Fellow (Communication Disability) 4. CALL Scotland

Friday Announcements - 12 January 2018

12 January 2018 - 10:31am
Friday Announcements - 12th January 2018 1. Postgraduate Certificate Assistive Technology at Ace Centre 2. SCORE Seminar - A new Core based vocabulary 3. There is still time to make a nomination for the Shine A Light Awards 2018. 4. Upcoming 2 day introductory PODD (Pragmatic Organisation Dynamic

Mobile Magic Carpet

11 January 2018 - 8:04am
Hi Everyone, I have recently obtained charitable funds in a multi-professional bid to set up an equipment store for patients to improve communication, orientation and experience of inpatients who have no or limited control of their environment. On the list is a mobile magic carpet by

Best Device for Severely Disabled

10 January 2018 - 11:15am
Hi all, I am working as a case manager with people who have severe mental and motor disabilities. I am looking for a good device which does not require much intelligence and motor capacity to operate. Regards, Tzippy

High contrast symbols in apps or software for pupils with VI

10 January 2018 - 11:05am
I'm exploring which AAC iPad apps have access to high contrast symbols for pupils with visual impairment. I'm aware of PCS high contrast symbols in Snap + Core First . However, it doesn't look like the other apps with PCS symbols have the high contrast symbols included, ie Clicker Communicator,

hi a question

8 January 2018 - 4:32pm
can anyone remember the story that at an AAC conference while the professionals were finding it difficult to talk to each other because different languages, the young people (maybe Bliss symbols users ) could communicate to each other fantastically? Janet Scott (I think ) told me this story

Friday Announcements - 5th January 2018

5 January 2018 - 12:01pm
Friday Announcements - 5th January 2018 1. NEW - LAMP Workshops in the UK and Ireland – March 2018 2. Happy new year … 2018 is going to be exciting and busy for Tobii Dynavox! 3. 1Voice East of England Launch Event 4. Vacancy at the Bristol Communication Aid Service (BCAS) News from CM: 5.

Another novel featuring AAC

5 January 2018 - 9:39am
We had a lot of discussion last year about a young adult novel featuring a teenager who uses AAC to help solve a crime. It featured at conference as a raffle prize and the author had consulted various CM members for review. At present I am reading ‘Blood sisters’ , an adult Penguin by Jane Corry

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