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Getting Started With Communication

Getting started with AAC for children and adults with Complex Communication Needs. Please book via Eventbrite

With Callie Ward – Teacher & Rett UK Communication and Education Support Worker)

and Emily Webb – Speech and Language Therapist and Tobii Dynavox Community Director

This is an event for those getting started on their communication and learning journey with children and adults with Rett Syndrome and other complex communication needs (CCN) e.g. Severe Cerebral Palsy, Angelman Syndrome, Fragile X, PURA Syndrome, non verbal autism.

Places are free to members for Rett UK as part of their Communication and Education Project – maximum of 2 places for parents and/or carers.*

The day is for parent carers and professionals only. Communication groups, where the person with Rett can attend, will follow at a later date.

10am-3.30pm

Arrival from 9.45am

The day will be a hands on learning approach where we will learn a concept and then practise it. The focus will be on ways we can get started using low tech as well as a chance to explore high tech devices.

The underlying principle is that for those using Alternative & Augmentative Communication (AAC) to learn a symbol language we need to speak to them in that language.

We will cover:

-Are people with Rett Syndrome able to communicate?

-Choices…but not just choices

-Partner Assisted Scanning

-Modelling a robust language system

-Eye gaze devices

-Emergent literacy

For: Parents, Teachers, SLTs, Therapists and Carers 

A cold buffet lunch will be provided.

Questions?? Contact Callie at callie.ward@rettuk.org

*Free Rett UK Members tickets may be cancelled up to Friday 29th September 2017 but after that date, if you cancel or are a ‘no show’ on the day Rett UK reserves the right to make a £50 charge.

Cancellations for all other tickets must be made by Friday 29th September 2017. No refunds will be given after this date.

The venue is a ten minute walk (0.6 miles) from Flitwick train station

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