Available courses

iOS Accessibility (I) 9th Feb 2021


Introducing different accessibility features available within iOS 13 to meet a range of physical, learning and sensory needs, this session will highlight options for touch, voice and switch control and signpost to the online course.

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.

Look2Talk (I) 4th Mar 2021


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

Developing and Using a Communication Book (I) 14th Jan 2021


Find out about Ace Centre's guide to creating a communication book in this free introductory session.

How to Develop and Use a Communication Book (D) 16th Mar, 30th Mar 2021


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.

AAC Solutions for Aphasia (D) 11th March 2021


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

Alphapacks (D) 14th April 2021


Explore the different ways that text based resources can be organised to suit the needs of a person and alternative methods of access when pointing is difficult.

Implementing the Pragmatics Profile for People who use AAC (D) 28th Apr, 19th May 2021


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.

Augmentative and Alternative Communication Unit (E) Jan 2021


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.

PODD 2-Day Introductory Workshop (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.


Tools to Support AAC Assessment (D) - Dorset LAACES

Young adults communicating with AAC

Develop your knowledge and skills to identify appropriate AAC solutions. This course explores the fundamental principles and is suitable for people working with children and adults.

Developing Skills in AAC Assessment (D)


Develop your knowledge and skills to identify appropriate AAC solutions. This course explores the fundamental principles and is suitable for people working with children and adults.

Communication Partners (I)


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

Communication Partners (D)


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

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.

Assistive Technology Unit (E) Oct 2020


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. 

LAACES

A shared area for all LAACES participants.

Bolton LAACES

Bolton Local AAC Services pilot project 

Bridgewater LAACES

Bridgewater Local AAC Services pilot project: 
Wigan (Paediatric, ALD, Adult)
St Helens (Paediatric)
Warrington (Paediatric)
Halton (Adult)

Dorset LAACES

Dorset Local AAC Services pilot project 


Isle of Wight LAACES

Isle of Wight Local AAC Services pilot project

Liverpool LAACES

Liverpool Local AAC Services pilot project 

Stockport LAACES

Stockport Local AAC Services pilot project 

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