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.

PODD 2-Day Introductory Workshop (D) 16th, 17th Feb 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 and Using a Communication Book (D) 11th Feb, 25th Feb 2021

Explore Developing and Using a Communication Book, who it is suitable for and how to make it.

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.

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.

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.

Alphapacks (D) 20th Jan 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.

AAC Solutions for people with Aphasia (D) 11th March 2021


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

Developing Skills in AAC Assessment (D) Dorset LAACES


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.