Augmentative and Alternative Communication

AAC Links

Here is a 'Top 10' (11 actually) list of AAC links. There are many other valuable links, in context, within the Online Learning Modules

Manchester Metropolitan University - AAC Assessment Modules

New AAC assessment and intervention resources at Manchester Metropolitan University

The AAC Assessment Modules 1 and 2 were developed through the Right to Speak - and are geared at workers who need to know about Assessment/Review in relation to AAC (module 1 is geared at IPAACKS level 1, and module 2 is IPAACKS level 2)

Website: Manchester Metropolitan University

Augmentative Communication in Practice: Scotland

This is where you'll find out about local AAC contacts and events in Scotland.

Website: acipscotland.org.uk

Now Hear Me

This site provides signposting information for the public, people who use AAC and people who have a work role related to AAC. Developed as part of the NHS Education for Scotland project to deliver on the recommendations made in a "A Right to Speak" (Scottish Government, 2012) it is a useful resource for anybody interested to find out more about AAC. 

Website: www.nowhearme.co.uk

Communication Matters (CM); UK charity for AAC

Communication Matters is a UK-wide organisation committed to supporting people of all ages who find communication difficult because they have little or no clear speech, and the UK brancj of the international AAC organisation, ISAAC.. The CM website is a key resource of AAC news, information, policy and good practice / standards documents, downloadable publications, and includes an online AAC discussion forum. 

Website: communicationmatters.org.uk

Communication Matters: AAC Evidence Base

Searchable database of AAC research publications, plain language summaries, case studies, FAQs, Factsheets, glossary of terms and links.

Website: aacknowledge.org.uk

PrAACtical AAC

A daily blog from Carol Zangari, Professor of SLT and AAC specialist in the USA. Carol also posts invited contributions from AAC experts from around the world.

Website: praacticalaac.org

Jane Farrall's Blog

Australian AAC superstar Jane Farrall posts interesting and valuable AAC News, resources, thoughts, & ideas. Also find the world-beating list of AAC Apps, and switch Apps.

Website: janefarrall.com

AAC Intervention and AAC girls

US AAC guru Caroline Musselwhite's web site - though not regularly updated. 

Website: aacintervention.com

AAC Girls is a 'sister' blog to the AAC Intervention site from  guru Caroline Musselwhite and AAC friends. Emphasis on literacy issues for people who use AAC.

Website: aacgirls.blogspot.co.uk

Talk Sense

A treasure-trove of AAC wisdom, ideas and resources from UK AAC specialist Tony Jones.

Website: talksense.weebly.com

Teaching Learners with Multiple Needs

A fabulous resources and ideas for teachers of learners with severe, profound, intensive, significant, complex or multiple special needs, incorporating blogs and 'permaposts' of past blogs usefully organised under headings, links to online activities (eg. for switch users).

By Kate Ahern, assistive technology specialist and a teacher of learners with multiple or significant special needs. (USA)

Website: teachinglearnerswithmultipleneeds.blogspot.co.uk

Ian Bean

Former teacher and ICT coordinator at Priory Woods School, Inclusive Technology's Consultancy and Training Manager now Independent Special Needs ICT consultant and trainer specialising in the use of ICT and assistive technology to support learners of all ages with severe and complex additional needs.

Not all just about AAC, but a hugely valuable resource on ICT for children with special educational needs – in particular severe and complex multiple needs – including downloadable articles & software.

Website: ianbean.co.uk

CALL Scotland

And finally, our own CALL Scotland website with links to a number of 'sister' mini-sites, such as:

Website: callscotland.org.uk