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Augmenting lives

Liz Downes explains how a national charity is supporting the provision of special equipment and aids for living. Helping people to see the person, not...

Top tips for AAC interactions

Sarah McPoland collates tips from AAC users for people who have not previously encountered AAC. AAC is an abbreviation of Augmentative and Alternative Communication and...

SEN126 : September/October 2023

Read SEN Magazine SEN126 : Sept/Oct 2023 here I’m a big fan of September, with a touch of autumn in the air and a sense...

AAC and exams

Saffron Murphy-Mann on practical access to exams for people who rely on Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC). AAC users may struggle with traditional exams due...

SEN120 : Sept/Oct 2022

Read SEN Magazine SEN120: Sept/Oct 2022 here If you only read one article in this issue, please make sure it’s James’s moving account of his...

Communication byways

Tina Voizey gives some tips on speaking with someone who uses Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC). Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) describes methods of communication...

Improving AAC provision

The I-ASC research team outline an ongoing study into providing appropriate communication aids for children who are non speaking

Janice Murray1, Yvonne Lynch1, Liz Moulam1, Stuart Meredith1, Juliet Goldbart1, Simon Judge2, Nicola Randall2, David Meads3, Edward Webb3, Stephane Hess3 and Helen Whittle1.

1Manchester Metropolitan University, 2Barnsley Assistive Technology Service – Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, 3University of Leeds.

Top tech for SEN

Eleanor Overland outlines ten key developments in technology that are being used to support learners with SEN and disabilities

Finding a voice

Jenny Herd looks at the range of systems, from high-tech to no-tech, that help children without speech to communicate

Who needs assistive technology?

Antony Ruck looks at how technology can transform classrooms and open up avenues to work for students with disabilities

Book Reviews

Parenting Children With ADHD

10 Lessons That Medicine Cannot Teach Dr Monastra, is a clinical psychologist who is internationally recognised for his research on the neurophysiological characteristics of children...