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Online Learning Modules

  • AAC in Education - Commissioned by NHS Education for Scotland (NES), CALL Scotland has developed five short online learning modules on augmentative and alternative communication.
    • Edit - Commissioned by NHS Education for Scotland (NES), CALL Scotland has developed five short online learning modules on augmentative and alternative communication.
    • Introduction to AAC - Commissioned by NHS Education for Scotland (NES), CALL Scotland has developed five short online learning modules on augmentative and alternative communication.
      • Edit - Commissioned by NHS Education for Scotland (NES), CALL Scotland has developed five short online learning modules on augmentative and alternative communication.
        • Module 1 Interactive Version - This module makes us think about how fundamental basic communication is day to day, and reminds us how we all use many different forms of communication, not just speech.
          • Module 1 Text Version - This module makes us think about how fundamental basic communication is day to day, and reminds us how we all use many different forms of communication, not just speech.
            • Module 2 Interactive Version - This module talks about people who have significant communication difficulties, how that feels, and the support they need. Some people need support to help them understand language; others need help to express themselves.
              • Module 2 Text Version - This module talks about people who have significant communication difficulties, how that feels, and the support they need. Some people need support to help them understand language; others need help to express themselves.
                • Module 3 Interactive Version - This module explains what AAC means, and the benefits it brings. It shows a range of communication aids, and video clips show people using AAC and discussing its importance in their lives.
                  • Module 3 Text Version - This module explains what AAC means, and the benefits it brings. It shows a range of communication aids, and video clips show people using AAC and discussing its importance in their lives.
                    • Module 4 Interactive Version - This module highlights the important role of the communication partner in the two-way process of communication. People who use AAC share their top tips for effective communication partners.
                      • Module 4 Text Version - This module highlights the important role of the communication partner in the two-way process of communication. People who use AAC share their top tips for effective communication partners.
                        • Module 5 Interactive Version - This module talks about different forms of indirect support that organisations and services in the community can offer to people who use augmentative communication, as part of a wider aim to make our whole society more accessible and inclusive.
                          • Module 5 Text Version - This module talks about different forms of indirect support that organisations and services in the community can offer to people who use augmentative communication, as part of a wider aim to make our whole society more accessible and inclusive.

                          Resources

                          Right to Speak

                          • AAC Posters - A series of AAC posters created through the 'A Right to Speak' initiative.
                            • Communication Boards - Some AAC communication boards created through the 'A Right to Speak' initiative.
                              • Leaflet - An AAC leaflet (What is AAC?) created through the A Right to Speak initiative.
                                • Learning Modules - CALL Scotland has developed five short online learning modules for people who would like to learn more about augmentative and alternative communication.
                                  • Videos - 2 AAC videos created through the A Right to Speak initiative.
                                    • Written Choice - An AAC leaflet (What is AAC?) created through the A Right to Speak initiative.