|Augmentative Alternative Communication (AAC)|
We Are All Switched On at Ysgol Ty Coch
The children at Ysgol Ty Coch have been working very hard with their switches recently. The children, all of whom are non-speaking, have been using a range of switches to operate toys, voice output devices and some computer programmes. This promotes independence in the classroom and helps the child learn the foundation skills for augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) in the future.
We have been very lucky this term to get some SpringBoard Lite communication aids for use in the classroom for the children who are unable to speak. These devices help the children to make choices, give answers of questions, for example number, colour shape etc. The aids are used throughout the day to enable the children to make choices for drinks, snacks and to interact with the other children in their class.
You can get more information about switches and communication aids at The ACE Centre Website www.ace-centre.org.uk and companies that stock switch toys and switches are www.inclusive.co.uk and www.liberator.co.uk
Switch access website 'HelpKidzLearn' is a great site for games, puzzles and stories with switch accessibility
If you would like more information or advice please contact school.
|Last Updated ( Sunday, 04 November 2012 19:28 )|