Training Modules and Resources
Welcome to our courses and resources about Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) including supporting technologies.
Content offered on the Global Symbols Moodle site is free and has a Creative Commons Licence. Courses are available in English and some other languages. If you would like to help translate a course into a language not already available, please contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Developed in Partnership with UNICEF
Courses based on themes
AAC Training (6) - Trening o PK na hrvatskom (8) - AAK Trening Srbija (8)
Courses based on prior skill / knowledge levels
AAC Guided Pathways (3) - Пътеводител на ДАК (5) - Патоказ кон ААК (3)
Extra Resources and Instructions
Supported by a Churchill Fellowship COVID-19 Action Fund
One module about Communication using Symbols with five steps that can be dipped into at any stage and need no prior knowledge. They include:
How we communicate - Managing conversations - Finding the right words and images - Adapting images and symbols for each individual - Creating opportunities to encourage conversations.
There are some activities, case studies and examples of communication boards and information charts with most steps and the entire Carer's Training Pack can be downloaded
Communication with Symbols - A Carer's Training Pack (PowerPoint Slides - trainer script in speaker notes)
Communication with Symbols - A Carer's Training Pack (PowerPoint Slides - trainer script in speaker notes and hidden activity symbols revealed for printing.)
Communication with Symbols - A Carer's Training Pack (PDF format for printing - toggle to see trainer annotations)
Board Builder Instructions (Microsoft Word document)
Symbol Creator overview (PowerPoint Slides)
Board Builder using different hair and skin tones (PowerPoint Slides)