Available courses

Look2Talk (I) 1st Feb 22


Introducing Ace Centre's Look2Talk resource: an award-winning guide to making a communication book for children who communicate using eye pointing.

Look2Talk (I) 15th Dec 21


Introducing Ace Centre's Look2Talk resource: an award-winning guide to making a communication book for children who communicate using eye pointing.

iOS Accessibility (D)


Explore accessibility settings in iOS 13 and learn about adaptations that can be made as well as alternative ways to control the iPad such as mouse, voice and switch.

Access Methods -Touch (I)


Learn about touch control as an access method to iPads, phones and tablets. Find out how you can help people to use touch to access a wide range of activities.

Access Methods - Mouse (I)

A young person using a rollerball to access a device

Learn about different types of mice and mouse alternatives, and how to improve the skills required to use them.

Access Methods - Switch (I)

A young person using a headswitch

Learn about switch control as an access method. Find out about different types of switches,  how they control technology and the skills required to use them.

Access Methods - Eyegaze (I)


Learn about eye pointing as an access method. Explore the skills required to use eye pointing for different activities and the technology to enable control of a computer using eyes.

Access Methods - Voice (I)


Learn about using voice control to enter text, operate a tablet or PC or to control your environment. Find out who it is suitable for and when it might be considered as an access method.

Access and Control of Technology (E)

Investigate alternative access methods including touch, mouse, switch, voice and eye gaze and explore how control of assistive technology can enhance communication and learning.

AAC Assessment Tools for Children (D) 8th Feb 22


Develop your knowledge and skills to identify appropriate AAC solutions. This course explores the fundamental principles of AAC assessment and is suitable for people working with children and adults who may benefit from aided language systems.

PODD 2Day Introductory Workshop 16th, 17th Feb 22 (D)


This two day introductory workshop is hosted and delivered at Ace Centre in Oldham. The course aims to discuss the teaching and learning strategies for implementing PODD communication systems and is taught as a face to face course.


PODD 2 Day Introductory Workshop (D) 4th, 5th April 22


This two day introductory workshop is hosted and delivered at Ace Centre in Abingdon. The course aims to discuss the teaching and learning strategies for implementing PODD communication systems and is taught as a face to face course.


Communication Partners (I)


Reflect on your personal interaction style and develop communication partner skills to support AAC users.

PODD 2-Day Introductory Workshop (D) 25th, 26th Oct 2021


This two day introductory workshop is hosted and delivered at Ace Centre in Oldham. The course aims to discuss the teaching and learning strategies for implementing PODD communication systems and is taught as a face to face course.


How to Develop and Use a Communication Book (D) 9th, 30th Nov 21


Develop your knowledge and skills to create personalised communication books using this illustrated guide. Find out who 'Developing and Using a Communication Book' is suitable for, how to select the appropriate Stage and discover how to use the templates in Boardmaker 7 to create an individualised resource. This session will be in two parts and is supported by Tobii Dynavox.

Augmentative and Alternative Communication Unit (E) Jan 2022


Explore the needs of individuals with complex communication difficulties who may benefit from Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC). Critically evaluate the range of AAC resources and strategies available, and explore assessment and implementation of AAC.

Becoming a Communication Partner (I) 11th Jan 2022


Reflect on your personal interaction style and develop communication partner skills to support AAC users. You will have access to online activities to work through independently.

Course aim:

To raise your awareness of the fundamental skills required when interacting with a person who uses AAC

You will learn:

To describe typical characteristics of AAC interactions
To identify 4 things that you can do to support an interaction with an AAC user
To use point talking with a communication chart to interact with an AAC user

Course includes:

Free access to online learning activities.

Suitable for:

Anyone working with people who use AAC. This course will enable you to work towards the following:

IPAACKS competencies:

AAC Leadership
Aware of how to communicate with people who use AAC
Act as a positive role model for others in their interaction with people who use AAC
Facilitating AAC Learning
Able to model positive interaction in relation to communicating with someone who uses AAC

Special requirements:

Log in to Ace Centre Learning

Cost: FREE

Coaching Communication Partners (D) 3rd Mar 2022

boy looking towards adult communication partner

Develop your skills as a communication partner. Consider what skills are required to use AAC and how to positively support AAC interactions.

Implementing the Pragmatics Profile for People who use AAC (D) 9th, 30th March 2022


This course is in two sessions: 
Part 1 - Learn about the development of the Pragmatics Profile for people who use AAC and how to administer it;
Part 2 - Discover how to use the profile to identify appropriate vocabulary for AAC and create communication targets to support personal development.

AAC for People with Aphasia (D) 8th Sept 21


An exploration of AAC solutions that can benefit individuals with Aphasia.

Assistive Technology Unit (E) Sept 2021

image of child using assistive technology
This unit will provide you with an overview of Assistive Technology (AT) to support communication and learning. You will consider the assessment process for identifying an individual’s AT requirements and ways to evaluate the implementation of resources.

Splash! (I)


Splash! is a unique Maths and Shapes software programme. It contains activities and worksheets that cover: number, geometry and shapes, measurement and graphs. Splash! has been designed to support pupils who have access issues, particularly those who have difficulty controlling a computer mouse and/or keyboard and has features that support pupils with low vision. 

Newbridge School

Newbridge School Partnership with Ace Centre

Montacute School

Montacute School Partnership with Ace Centre

Hill House

Hill House Partnership with Ace Centre

LAACES

A shared area for all LAACES participants.

Dorset LAACES

Dorset Local AAC Services pilot project 


Isle of Wight LAACES

Isle of Wight Local AAC Services pilot project

Moodle

Moodle in English: Moodle logo

This course is for Ace Centre Learning authors. Follow these guidelines to avoid pitfalls, solve common issues, ensure compliancy and to retain a consistent visual style across the Ace Centre Learning courses.