Useful Resources - Communication
Signalong provides training and resources to assist those with communication difficulties and
English as an additional language.
Signalong is a key word sign-supported communication system based on British sign language and is used in spoken word order. It uses speech, sign, body language, facial expression and voice tone to reference the link between sign and word.
PECS (Picture Exchange Communication System)
Exchanging symbols to communicate
Symbols can be combined to make sentences.
Objects of reference
Objects used to represent a thing or activity
These objects can be used to support understanding or express a need or want. i.e. using a swimming costume
or towel to represent going swimming.
Liberator (Accent devices)
The GoTalk+ series are a lightweight, rugged and economical choice of communication aid. They include devices from one button messengers to devices with 20+ locations. A voice can be recorded which plays when buttons
Useful Communication Apps
Proloquo2go and Proloquo Coach
Available on Apple App store
The Proloquo app supports children’s communication, language, and literacy growth. The Proloquo Coach app provides parents easy step-by-step guidance for using AAC at home.
This app is for PODD users
It is designed to provide the best possible PODD experience. A single easy to use app for using a PODD electronically and printing PODD books.
Create and share visual stories and schedules with this app for iOS
Adding your own pictures, videos and recordings to stories you create makes it easier to share information while building literacy skills, as well as confidence in storytelling.
Smartbox (Grid 3 and Grid for iPad)
Available for both Windows systems and iPad
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Available on Windows/Mac/iPad/Chromebook
Clicker Communicator is the child-friendly AAC app that gives a voice to learners with speech and language difficulties.
PODD Books (linked with simPODD app)
Pragmatic Organisation Dynamic Display
Is a symbol book containing a vast array of symbols. The book should be modelled by staff with the learner supported to navigate the book and appropriate pages.