Friday Announcements – 13 May 2022

1. BAC Study Day – 21st June 2022 – Register Now!
2. CM2022 Great Book Draw
3. CM2022 International AAC Conference – Register Here
4. About Friday Announcements

 

1. BAC Study Day – 21st June 2022 – Register Now!

Becoming an Aided Communicator (BAC) – Theory, Methods, Findings and Practical Implications

When? Tuesday 21st June 2022, 10am to 4pm (registration at 9.30am)
Where? University of Leeds or Zoom
Who? An international team, led by Prof. Stephen von Tetzchner, University of Oslo, Norway

The focus of this Study Day is on the language and communication opportunities of children and young people who are learning language using aided communication. It may be of interest to anyone involved in supporting the language development of aided communicators who use low-tech and/or high-tech systems.

The Study Day has two parts, a presentation part (10am-1pm) and a discussion part (2-3.30pm). Many of the project members plan to participate in person. The first part of the Study Day will present ideas and results from the project. Each presentation will involve one lead presenter and several co-presenters. The presentations can be attended in person or on Zoom. The afternoon has parallel sessions. After the parallel sessions, the groups will come together for a 30-minute summary and wrap-up session (3.30-4pm).

Find out more about the BAC Project / Study Day and Register Now!

 

2. CM2022 Great Book Draw

Wanted: Recently Published Books

Are you the author of a recently published (or about to be published) book that addresses any aspect of AAC, either fiction or non-fiction? Would you like to have an image and description of your book included in the CM2022 Conference Programme?

Why not donate a copy to the CM2022 Great Book Draw? Approximately 400 delegates will have the opportunity to sign up for the Great Book Draw which will be held during the International AAC Conference at the University of Leeds on 11-13 September.

If you are interested, please email admin@communicationmatters.org.uk.

 

3. CM2022 International AAC Conference – Register Here

The Communication Matters International AAC Conference will take place at the University of Leeds from 11th – 13th September 2022.

Over the course of two and a half days, participants will enjoy a diverse programme of keynotes, plenaries, presentations, posters and talks from AAC supplier companies.

The conference provides a unique forum to meet and exchange information with representatives from all disciplines associated with AAC, including AAC users, parents, personal assistants, professionals, and suppliers of AAC equipment. Communication Matters encourages and supports AAC users to attend.

Our Keynote Speakers are Richard Cave and Beth Moulam! Richard is a Speech and Language Therapist and PhD candidate at UCL. He currently works with the MND Association, providing training and practical support for communication technology and voice banking. Beth is a high-tech communication aid user who graduated from the University of York in Social Policy, and in 2021 she realised a lifelong dream to become a Paralympian, representing GB in Tokyo at boccia.

Residential accommodation will be in modern student residences, which is at the centre of the pedestrianised campus. The transport links to Leeds are very good, with a nearby airport and train station.

You can see prices of registration here and you can book online on this link too. Book early to take advantage of the Early Bird discount which expires on 15 July!

Registration is now open! So don’t delay and book your place today by going to our conference website now.

 

4. About Friday Announcements

These ‘Friday Announcements’ comprise weekly product updates, upcoming courses and supplier news. Please email admin@communicationmatters.org.uk with the item you want to be included by Thursday at 5pm – no more than 200 words (one entry per organisation per week) – and include contact email and/or link so readers can find out further information – no file attachments please.


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