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Tip of the Month – August 2016, Partner Assisted Scanning

Partner Assisted Scanning  What is Partner Assisted Scanning Partner Assisted Scanning (PAS)? PAS is an access method used by some AAC users who cannot directly select words or phrases themselves using their hands or fingers to point. Options are presented to the individual either using auditory or visual (or both) scanning. Visual scanning is when …

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Tip of the Month – July 2016, supports for Dementia

Communication Supports for Individuals with Dementia WHY use visual communication supports? Individuals with dementia benefit from visual support systems in order to help them understand language and events around them, remember information and express themselves. Visual supports such as memory books have a huge wealth of evidence and research behind them. WHAT are visual communication

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Tip of the Month – May 2016

Physical Accessibility Features for iOS 9 Devices iOS has built in features to help users with physical or motor challenges users get the most from their device. For users who are able to access the screen, however tire easily from typing features such as Predictive Text or Dictation may be helpful. Basic features Predictive text …

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Tip of the Month – April

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This month we are looking at the accessibility options that are available within Windows Computers.    Windows Accessibility Inbuilt Features. The Ease of Access Centre provides a centralised location where you can access and adjust accessibility settings and programs manually.   Within the Ease of Access Centre there is also the option to “Get recommendations …

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AAC Bootcamp by Lauren Enders

This is a poster that we use a lot! It has lots of information for raising AAC awareness, and lets communication partners know how to get their AAC users communicating! The full poster can be found on the link below. AAC BOOT CAMP SHEET 4a The following two tabs change content below.BioLatest Posts Paula ShennanSpeech Language Therapist at The Talklin

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Incredibox resources

Incredibox is a great website that allows the creative side to come out in everyone. You are in control of the music, choose the order and make some great tunes! You are able to record the videos and share them, we would love to see what you come up with! This is  agreat activity to …

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September Tip of the Month – Voice Banking

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Written by Jackie Hancock, SLT, South Island Voice banking is the recording of one’s natural voice for the possible eventuality of losing one’s voice. Software then utilises these recordings in a speech generating device or on a computer so that the person may communicate using a copy of their voice.

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August Tip of the Month – Social Stories

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Social Stories. For some people, it is difficult to understand rules for social interactions, to deal with change or to understand activities with many steps. Social Stories can support people with these difficulties.

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