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Session Information

9:50 - 10:30am (room 1, 2 & 3)

Room 1: Boardmaker 7 & TD Snap - Using Symbol based resources to support communication, behaviour and participation in the classroom

Presenter(s): Alice Langley, Tobii Dynavox

Suitable for: Primary & Secondary, FE & HE, Special Schools, ASN bases

Symbols can provide great support for students with a wide range of needs.  In this session we will explore the use of symbols and look at a range of resources to create and implement symbol-based activities to help support communication, behaviour and participation in a classroom environment.  

We will begin with understanding what symbols are and how to use them, and then demonstrate how to create both low-tech and high-tec activities.  We will end with videos and case studies showing how Boardmaker 7 and TD Snap have been used to support learning throughout the day. 

Room 2: Supporting Writing with Clicker

Presenter(s): Sophie Stevenson, Crick

Suitable for: Primary

Compatible with Windows, Mac, iPad and Chromebook devices, Clicker’s inclusive literacy support tools enable pupils of all abilities to write more independently, confidently, and successfully!

In this workshop, Sophie Stevenson from Crick Software will explore:

Room 3: AAC Groups - Benefits from peer interaction

Presenter(s): Claire McMillan, Cerebral Palsy Scotland

Suitable for: Primary & Secondary, Special Schools, ASN bases

Cerebral Palsy Scotland is a charity that provides multidisciplinary therapy input for children and adults from all over Scotland who live with cerebral palsy.

In addition to individual therapy, groups are sometimes offered where the aim is to address the needs of individuals who are working towards similar goals or who would benefit from the influence of a peer group.  AAC groups have been offered to primary school aged children using AAC.

These groups are open to AAC users who are using a range of systems/access methods and are of differing ages, experience and proficiency.  It offers the opportunity to learn in a fun environment, benefitting from being part of a shared group experience. 

This session will look at the aims and outcomes from the groups and summarise what we have learned from the process of facilitating and evaluating the groups.