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AAC Devices 101

AAC Devices. What the term AAC covers, what are the most common ones in use, and how to create general support for an AAC user.

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"I really liked every aspect of this course and feel that I can take a lot of information away from it."

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"Good overview of AAC devices and allowed user to gain knowledge and make proper choice in what suits students best"

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"I liked the positive emphasis, the highlighting of the importance of the student’s autonomy and enjoyment and the practical approach she had!"

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"I learned that no one system, may be adequate and the technology may be used for different purposes"

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"I really enjoyed AAC Devices 101"

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"I liked how each form of communication was covered and the pros and cons to each and everyone. I also liked how it was explained how you can prompt the person without going straight to tell the person."

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ASD in the classroom

Practical strategies and supports which you can setup in your classroom to assist a pupil with ASD. SUGGESTED PRE-REQUISITE Online Course: AUTISM 101

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"Clear slides. Warm presenter. I loved the lecturers personal experience & examples given."

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"The course was very descriptive and easy to follow, full of information and ideas that I will use within my own work with the children with Autism that I work with. Great lessons."

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"Great course, well done to all involved. I took many notes that I will definitely be referring to throughout my teaching career. Thank you!"

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"I learned a lot about sensory issues, I would not be very familiar with these. I learned a lot of new strategies to try out with my children in my class."

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"I got a much better insight into all the differences between the sensitivities of a child. I could see than in some of the kids I work with were hypersensitive for some and hypo sensitive for others, I never really realised that they could be mixed. I feel that I new have a much better understanding of some of the kids in my class."

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"I found it very interesting, with some great ideas that I look forward to using when we get back to work."

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"It was very clear and helpful. I learned a lot from it."

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"This course is very suitable for people who are working with children with Autism."

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"The delivery of the course was very informative and gave me a lot to help implement in the classroom setting"

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"Being a primary school teacher, I have worked with a number of children with ASD throughout the years. However, as a result of this course I feel I have a much better understanding of children with ASD. I learned many new strategies and supports that can be set up in my classroom to help support."

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"I loved how thoroughly Jennifer addressed each sensory issue and strategies to help teachers support these children in the classroom. I particularly liked part 3 where Jennifer discussed and gave examples of a number of visuals that would work in the classroom also. This is very beneficial to me as a primary school teacher."

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Behaviour – Using Social Stories

A social story is a great tool to help manage expectations, which can often lead to a reduction in what is often termed 'Problem behaviour'.

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"I loved the way it was presented and so clearly explained, also how she said to use phrases like sometimes/ I will try etc, it gives the child the understanding that they will not always get it right nor are they expected too."

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"I learned about choosing something that interest them to base the social story on, also the importance of positivity & not setting the child up to fail"

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"I learned that it is very important to use the right phrases. That verbal children can help to write social stories with you as opposed to having it written for them."

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"Loved it!! Haven't used Social Stories before. Can't wait to check out websites recommended."

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Communicating PAIN

Being able to successfully communicate the source of, and even cause of, pain is vitally important in a young child or a person with communication issues.

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"I liked the delivery of the course. The provider was easy to listen to and conveyed her information clearly and concisely. The ideas to teach body parts and concept of pain were very helpful."

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"I never realised something pretty obvious: the need of teaching the body parts in order for the children to communicate effectively where it hurts."

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"I liked the way the course was delivered easy to follow and understand. I also got a few ideas that I could use in my work going forward."

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"I never thought of it in the way it was presented in this talk."

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"I have learned in order to teach pain you have to teach body parts and the concept of pain combined. I have been given lots of ideas to do this."

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"I got loads of ideas to work on expressive/receptive language in relation to expressing pain"

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"I liked the quick, simple and incidental learning methods. Concise and engaging course. The presenter was informative and her personal stories interesting."

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"Loved this course, especially the importance of teaching and of talking about pain and how it is presented."

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Communication Passports

Speech and Language Therapist Marijke Morris outlines what Communication Passports are, how to create them, and why you always need them for children and adolescents with communication difficulties.

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"Engaging presenter !! Lots of useful information."

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"Thoroughly enjoyed the session, lots of practical ideas and tips."

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"Great tips and ideas to help me with the children I work with."

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"Loved the style of the video and the fact you could see the pages of the passport as she was explaining them."

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"Love the examples and template! Very useful."

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"I had never of heard of this before so it was all new!"

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Creating, Using & Teaching Visuals

How to do it PROPERLY to help the child in your class communicate with others - AND reduce anxiety and frustration. (For everyone!)

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Down Syndrome 101

A short introduction to Down Syndrome, what it is, and the most common presentation in children.

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"I have been working with some pupils with down syndrome and was never told a lot of this. I learned lots of practical tips that I can use. Thanks"

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"Found it very interesting. As someone who already works in a special needs school there was plenty of content that would really help me when working with a child who has down syndrome."

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"Course was really well presented and full of practical strategies"

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"The different ways that you can alter your teaching to cater for their difficulties. The fact that they are a child with down syndrome and not a down syndrome child -lovely! The verbal and memory difficulties and how to help them in class – found very interesting."

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"The practical tips on helping a child with down syndrome, such as giving choice, being aware that their physical or health problems may be impacting on their ability to learn in the classroom."

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"It gave a clear insight into all ages of a child with Down syndrome and the difficulties they may face along the way, I found the course very interesting."

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How to help a pupil who is stuttering

Stuttering, or stammering can profoundly affect an individual. There are ways you can practically help.

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Practical Techniques to help a child’s communication

Children with communication difficulties need extra practice. Typical kids need hundreds of repetitions of a word to learn a word (except for swear words) and kids with communication difficulties often need more than that.

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"I really liked that there were videos to demonstrate how to use the different strategies. I find these very useful as for myself, I find it easier to learn when I am able to see exactly how the techniques are used."

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"I enjoyed this course especially as there were videos to demonstrate all the elements of trying to encourage communication."

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"All the different strategies for teaching communicaton. All techniques were clearly explained. The use of the child alongside the lecturer in the video made it a lot easier to understand."

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"I like the real life footage, putting the strategies in place"

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"The short videos were very helpful and gave great ideas to try"

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"I didn’t realize how many opportunities there were each day to work on communication, both formally and informally. Excellent"

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Preschool Age Stuttering – Patty Walton

This is a specialised course for Speech and Language Pathologists. It is available to view in it’s entirety, and will give the general viewer an excellent overview of the challenges and key points of awareness and support that you can give a preschooler who has a stammer.

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Six Steps to Success with GraceApp

How to setup and use GraceApp (also applicable to most AAC Apps and devices).

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Supporting Children with Speech Sound Disorders in the Classroom

During this course, you will learn - What is a speech disorder - Types of speech disorders - Impacts of having a speech disorder - Causes of speech disorders - Symptoms of speech disorders - How SLTs diagnose speech disorders - What an SLT may prescribe to help a pupil with a speech disorder - What a pupil with a speech disorder needs from their SNA and teacher.

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"The course was very informative. It covered alot in a short space of time. Interesting and practical advice given. I learned alot."

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"So much information given. I have notes upon notes and Jennifer was excellent."

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"This course covered a huge range of speech disorders , and explained them all very thoroughly."

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"I really enjoyed it & I will recommend it to other SNAs & Teachers. I look forward to putting the information I learned into practice."

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"I found the dyspraxia speech disorder very interesting and learnt the importance of using visuals."

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Tips for Language Development

This is a general talk designed to provide information on language development in young children.

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Vocabulary Enrichment from Junior Infants to Leaving Cert

Written and presented by Niamh Egan, Senior Speech & Language Therapist. Vocabulary is exceptionally important in helping individuals access new learning, and new opportunities - both inside the school system and as a predictor of future success. For the Speech and Language impaired child, this is often an area where they can fall behind easily.

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