Elklan AAC Course

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Barnsley Hospital

Education Centre (Room 10 WK 1) (LT2 WK 2)

Barnsley, England S75 2EP

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Supporting Children & Adults using AAC

A specialist training course for staff working with children and adults using AAC across a range of settings.

Accredited at levels 2, 3 and 4.


Date: The course will run for 2 days on the 27th of November 2017 (Room 10) and 4th of December 2017 (LT2) from 9.30am – 3:30pm.

Venue: Education Centre, Barnsley Hospital, Gawber Road, Barnsley, S75 2EP

Delivered by: Sally Darley & Emma Gumbley from the Barnsley AT Team.

Please note that there will be limited places available.

Costs to Pay Elklan (Elklan will invoice the learners directly once registered for the course):

As part of the course agreement it is a requirement that delegates purchase a book which is around £22.00.

If a delegate decides to take the accreditation route, there is a cost to the delegate of £60.00.

About the Course

Alternative and Augmentative Communication Systems (AAC) are essential for children and

adults who find using speech and language challenging. This course is written for practitioners

supporting users of AAC, equipping them with innovative tools and methods to develop and

encourage communication.

Designed to be delivered over five weekly sessions, it may also be taught as an intensive

two day programme. The course uses relevant teaching methods including practical

activities, videos and group discussion to engage learners. This course is accredited

at levels 2, 3 and 4 and so provides excellent CPD for SLT’s and SLT assistants.

What does the course teach?

What is AAC (Alt ernat ive & Augmentat ive Comm unicat ion)?

• Why use AAC?

• What does AAC Include?

• Access Methods

• The AAC Team


• Who might benefit from AAC?

• What skills are needed for AAC

• Tools for Assessment

Unaided Comm unicat ion

• What is Unaided Communication?

• Assessing Unaided Methods of Communication

• Developing Unaided Communication Skills

Low Tech Comm unicat ion Aids

• Types of Low Tech AAC systems

• Aspects of Assessment for Low Tech AAC

• Activities to support and develop use of the Low tech AAC system

High Tech Comm unicat ion aids

• Types of High Tech Communication Systems

• Assessment for a High Tech System

• Activities to support and develop use of the High Tech AAC system

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Barnsley Hospital

Education Centre (Room 10 WK 1) (LT2 WK 2)

Barnsley, England S75 2EP

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