AAC West Training

AAC Modelling

A 45 minute introduction to the best way to support the AAC user's learning.

Introduction to Core & Fringe AAC Vocabularies

A 30 minute introduction to core and fringe vocabulary.

Pragmatic Vocabulary

A 30 minute introduction to pragmatically organised vocabulary.

Software training

2 hour personalised training courses for adding vocabulary and editing software.

Communication Partner Training

A 30-45 minute introduction on how to be good communication partners to AAC users with video examples. 

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Keeping Vocabularies Updated Training

A 30-45 minute session about the importance of keeping vocabs up-to-date and putting a system in place to do this.

Embedding Good Practice Training

AAC awareness training for staff in schools and settings.

Do you have a Child or Young person (CYP) using a communication aid who is due to start in your class or setting?

Are you familiar with AAC and how to support a CYP in your setting?

You can register for a short presentation that has been designed with new team members in mind.

Focus on CYP moving to a new class or setting with a new team of staff (open to the team around the child or young person) such as teachers/ sencos/ teaching assistants/ key workers, and any LSLT's new to post etc.

 

Assessment at a local level Training

We are pleased to be able to offer this FREE online training course via Microsoft Teams.  

The course is a full day and consists of both theory and practical exercises outlining models, tools and access considerations for assessment. For the last section of the day we will split into two groups. One for therapists working with children/adults with learning difficulties and one for those working with adults with acquired conditions.

We will ask those attending to bring with them a case study to share and relate their learning to. A template for case studies will be sent out to attendees a week before the course date. There will be opportunities to ask any specific questions you have and learn more about the service AAC West offers.

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AAC Implementation in your local teams Training

AAC Implementation in your Local Teams - 13th October 2022

We are pleased to be able to offer this FREE online training course via Microsoft Teams.

The course is a full day. We will cover tools for setting and evaluating goals, choosing appropriate vocabulary sets and several strategies for AAC implementation including resources.

The focus will be mostly practical and appropriate for therapists and assistants. It will be applicable for those supporting paediatrics, ALD and adults with Physical Disabilities.

We will ask those attending to bring with them a case study to share and relate their learning to. A template for case studies will be sent out to attendees a week before the course date. There will be opportunities to ask any specific questions and have discussions in small groups.

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Local Therapy Teams

Each Local SLT team has an AAC Link Therapist.  We run biannual Link Therapy Days. Link therapists are made aware of our upcoming training days and asked to disseminate this information to their wider teams.  If your team does not have an AAC Link Therapist and you would be interested in this role, please get in touch via email aacwestadmin@nbt.nhs.uk.

We run a number of training days in the following areas:

  • AAC Assessment in your local teams
  • Access assessment
  • Low tech AAC
  • Implementing AAC