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Fun and Games with Lite-Tech AAC

  • Judy King
  • Adam Wing

There are many lite-tech devices on the market which use digital speech to record single, two, or multiple messages. This workshop will give participants ideas and ‘hands-on’ opportunities to store and carry out a range of fun activities with single message devices (e.g. BigMac); two message devices (e.g. iTalk2); multiple message devices (e.g. Little Step); four message device with levels (e.g. FL4SH); and 2/4/8 message devices with levels (e.g. SuperTalker). These devices can be used in a variety of ways to create fun, motivating, and relevant activities (not just ‘cause and effect’).

Messages on devices do not have to be spoken, they can be singing, music tracks, or sounds. These ‘simple’ tech devices can also be used to motivate learners and staff to communicate in many different situations at may different levels of ability from switch training to more complex levels of choice-making, turn-taking, giving instructions, describing, discussing. Lite-tech devices are an important resource for any SLT department and classroom for both the emergent and the competent person using AAC.

Level of Session 
Age Group 
All Ages
Topic of interest to people who use AAC
Primary school