Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) – free training for parents, carers and professionals

Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) is a set of tools and strategies that an individual uses to aid communication. AAC can take many forms such as; speech, a shared glance, text, gesture, facial expression, touch, sign language, symbols, pictures and speech generating devices. Everyone uses AAC to help them get their message across but for children, young people and adults with complex communication needs AAC provides a means to ensure they have a voice.

A group of professionals from across the whole of Devon have worked with parents and carers to create an interactive training programme that provides an introduction to AAC.

The training focuses on the following areas:

  • What is AAC?
  • AAC Themes and Myths
  • Where can I find out more?

This FREE online training is suitable for parents/carers and professionals and can be accessed from the Babcock LDP website.