This AAC Study Day offers a great opportunity for staff, carers and families to find out about current and innovative strategies to support individuals who use AAC. With presentations and workshops on a range of topics, delivered by experts and practitioners in the field, it will be of interest to those involved in supporting both children and/or adults, in education, health, social care, voluntary and independent sectors.
When and Where?
The Study Day takes place at Carnegie Conference Centre, Dunfermline on 5th March from 8.45am – 3.30pm and will cost £40 – £80
The keynote presentations will address AAC – past, present and future – with discussion around a number of questions, including:
- what influences from the past have impacted current AAC practice?
- how do we harness the potential of technology?
- why do individuals abandon AAC?
- what could the future of AAC look like and how do we influence future design?
This will include a presentation from an AAC user’s perspective, sharing insights on life with AAC.
There will be two workshop sessions allowing participants to attend one from each. the topics for these will be…
- AAC with people with Aphasia
- Symbol resources for shared reading to support literacy and communication
- Digital Communication Passports to support individuals with disabilities to share their story and needs
- Creating a Communication Friendly Environment in school
- AAC toolkits for assessment and trial with children and adults
- An introduction and overview of Voicebanking
As well as an excellent learning opportunity, this study day will allow participants to network with others involved with AAC and to meet with specialist AAC services in Scotland. There will be a variety of stalls with information and resources to view.