Whenever we can, we will share insights with you that give further detail about the work that we do, current trends, or things we have learnt that we think will be useful to you all.  It is certainly not our whole story, but lots of little snippets of it!  We hope you enjoy reading our insights.

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Don’t forget to play! Inclusive Playgrounds for AAC

It is great to see that more community places are coming on board with AAC and accessible communication. Maybe you’ve seen some of those cool communication boards in your...

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Talking to kids about COVID-19

“Kids worry more when they’re kept in the dark” Rachel Ehmke, Child Mind Institute This blog post was written in March 2020. With the outbreak and ongoing uncertainty of...

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Back to school – talking makes transitions easier.

Last year (or was it the year before), I posted some ‘conversation placemats’ to encourage conversations about starting back at school. It’s been on my mind again lately as...

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Using lists in PODD Communication Books

This post is specifically about PODD (Pragmatic Organisation Dynamic Display) Communication Books (i.e. the non-electronic paper books) developed by Gayle Porter. Although other systems are also great, the list...

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Don’t just accept it – Promote it

Recently, I’ve read and listened to alot about people’s views on inclusive education for children with disabilities. I am an advocate of mainstream schooling options for children with disabilities...

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Back to school – but are you ready to talk about it?

Recently I attended a planning meeting for a client’s transition into a mainstream Reception class (the South Australian equivalent to Kindergarten). We talked alot about how to best prepare...

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Ollie swears by his venting sequence.

Even though he can’t say all of the words, Ollie can still swear to de-stress by using his Sequencing App We all know how good it feels to just...

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What’s trending in AAC – Join the ‘Say “I love you” campaign’!

                Ok, so I think ‘more than 1’ could be described as a trend. Well at least that’s how it feels this week. As a result of this...

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An extra resource for Christmas and AAC

Hi All, I’ve just added an extra printable Christmas diary page to the website under the Ideas Factory menu. I referred to a Christmas diary in my last blog...