Ace Centre courses exploring Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) that supports face-to-face communication. Courses explore the resources available, skill development and assessment and implementation of appropriate solutions.

AAC Assessment Tools for Children 6th July 21


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.

AAC Solution for people with Aphasia (D) 8th Sept 21


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

Communication Partner Skills (I) 15th July 21


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

Developing and Using a Communication Book (I) 18th Oct 21

Developing and Using a Communication Book resourceA live webinar to introduce Ace Centre's resource 'Developing and Using a Communication Book'.

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.

Developing and Using a Communication Book (I)


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) 15th, 29th June 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.

AAC Solutions for Aphasia (D) 5th May 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) 30th Sept, 21st Oct 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.

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.


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.