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Supporting Children and Adults using AAC - e-learning

Supporting Children and Adults using AAC - e-learning

Supporting Children and Adults using AAC - e-learning

10th September - 15th October 2024

Course Dates

Day of Week Date Start Time Finish Time
Tuesday 10th September 2024 7:00 pm 7:30 pm
Tuesday 17th September 2024 7:00 pm 8:00 pm
Tuesday 24th September 2024 7:00 pm 8:00 pm
Tuesday 1st October 2024 7:00 pm 8:00 pm
Tuesday 8th October 2024 7:00 pm 8:00 pm
Tuesday 15th October 2024 7:00 pm 8:00 pm

Times are shown as in the UK

This course is delivered by way of interactive e-learning materials, completed in the learner's own time, together with live online webinars via Teams at the set times above.


This course is priced at £280.00 plus VAT per person to include Communication Builders for AAC e-book and the accreditation fee.

We will refund this sum if your computer system and set up do not meet the requirements and this prevents you from taking our e-learning course.

Upgrade available

If you have already purchased the e-learning sessions for AAC, the discounted price of £200.00 plus VAT will be applied. Please log in first to avail of this offer.

About the course

Our highly successful accredited training course, Supporting Children and Adults using AAC, is written for practitioners supporting users of AAC, equipping them with innovative tools and methods to develop and encourage communication. The course is valuable for SaLTs and SaLT assistants wanting to develop their practice. Andrea Lee, who wrote the course and will be supporting the live webinars, is a highly specialist speech and language therapist. She shares a wealth of practical strategies and activities with underpinning theoretical knowledge to give learners a thorough grounding in this complex area.

This specialist training course is a MUST for anyone looking for practical advice and strategies to support users of AAC effectively.

The course programme involves:

  • Online modules which are completed through self-study at a time that suits you but must be completed before the live webinars
  • Live webinars which are an hour long and are pre-arranged at specific times
1. What is Alternative and Augmentative Communication (AAC)?
2. Assessment of AAC
3. Paper-based AAC systems
4. Power-based AAC systems
5. Support techniques and strategies - tools for implementation and goal setting

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This is an accredited course and so you will need to actively engage with the training and complete a learning log. To do this you should expect to set aside around 4½ hours weekly. This will include:

  • 1 to 1½ hours to complete the online session and prepare observations etc for the live webinar
  • 1 hour to attend the live webinar
  • 1½-2 hours to plan, implement knowledge and strategies learnt and write-up the plan, observations and evaluation in an online e-log

Terms and Conditions

  • By applying for this course you agree to our Terms and Conditions for Learners.
  • Please download and read the cancellation policy. This is always adhered to
  • All applications are subject to availability and eligibility; your application will not be final until your place is confirmed by Elklan Training.
  • Assessment and support strategies for people-based, paper-based and power-based AAC are all explored
  • Careful guidance is given to enable learners to consider what range of AAC resources would best suit an adult or younger user and why
  • Anytime access to the e-learning sessions for eight weeks
  • Learning Log to complete
  • External Accreditation with a 6 credit Award on successful completion
  • Five live tutorial webinars with an Elklan Tutor to explore issues and share ideas with up to nine other learners

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