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Workshop - Simple AAC (22 May) (LW02MAY24)


Each letter of the Simple AAC acronym represents a different strategy to support a developing AAC user, perfect if you’re starting out with high tech or paper based alternative communication and want to become a better communication partner.

This instructor-led three-hour workshop will guide you through the framework, crafted by Head of Content Daisy (MSc, MRCSLT).

4pm BST (UK)
8am PT/10am CT/11am ET (USA)

Who should attend?
This course is made for teachers and education professionals, people who work in care settings, family or friends and anyone new to supporting someone who uses AAC.

You may also be a student or recently qualified speech and language therapist.

Course outcomes
By the end of this session, you will:
• Know the nine Simple AAC strategies
• Be able to successfully model with AAC
• Understand how to use the strategies in everyday practice

Your instructor

Keira Fewtrell
Assistive Technology Training Specialist, Smartbox

Keira has over a decade of experience with AT and AAC. She has been delivering online and in-person training for several years and presented at renowned AAC conferences. Now part of our Training Team, Keira has also worked as part of our Assistive Technology Team working directly with AAC users and their teams finding bespoke solutions and witnessing the impact AAC can have for users first-hand. Keira has also previously worked in education settings so brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to her training.


1. What do I need to take part?
A laptop or phone with a camera and a microphone. A headset is also handy if you are in a room with other people. You must also have a copy of Grid 3 or Grid for iPad and a device which can run it. To download a free trial, head to the navigation bar at the top of the screen, select the ‘more’ dropdown, then ‘try Grid’.

2. Do I need any prior knowledge of AAC to attend?
No prior knowledge required - the workshop is designed for beginners.

3. Will there be breaks?
Yes, we have scheduled in regular comfort breaks to allow you to get a drink and take a break from the screen.

4. How will I receive joining instructions?
We will email you with joining instructions.

5. What happens if I can't make it?
Please let us know as soon as possible, so we can fill your place. Please see our refund terms and conditions below.

6. Can I get a refund if I can't attend the event?
We understand that unexpected situations may arise. If you cannot attend the workshop, you can request a refund with 48 hours' notice. To request a refund please email with details of your Smartbox Academy account and the workshop purchased.

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Completion rules
  • All units must be completed
  • Leads to a certificate with a duration: Forever