Join us for our ‘Introduction to Augmentative and Alternative Communication’ course

Interested to know more about AAC?

About our ‘Introduction to AAC’ Course


This course provides an overview of Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) and how it can empower individuals with Complex Communication Needs (CCN) to express their wants, needs and ideas. The participants will be introduced to a range of high tech and low tech AAC systems. Case studies will be used to illustrate how the principles of AAC can be practically applied. Opportunities for hands-on learning experiences with the AAC systems will also be provided. At the end of the course, participants will leave with a customised Communication Board that they can use to practice their newly learnt strategies.

Course Outline

1. AAC Definitions
2. AAC Basic principles
3. AAC systems (low tech, high tech) and their application
4. AAC Strategies – Aided Language Stimulation (ALS) and teaching Core Vocabulary
5. AAC in AACtion – Case studies

Participants will have the opportunity to engage in:
 ‘hands-on experiential learning’ time to explore the AAC devices
 exchange ideas on real-life case studies in small group discussions
 opportunities to engage in professional networking

Date 03 Dec 2018
Time   9.00 am – 5.00 pm
Course Fees   
  S$535.00 per participant (including GST)
S$374.50 (After 30% VCF subsidy for Singaporeans & PRs)
S$481.50 (After 10% VCF subsidy for non-Singaporeans)
VCF Subsidy only applicable for NCSS member VWOs

Venue   SPD Ability Centre
             2 Peng Nguan Street
             Singapore 168955

**VWOs may apply directly to NCSS for possible training subsidies via Please approach your HR for further information.

Who should attend

 special education teachers
 teacher-aides 
 therapists 
 caregivers 
professionals working with learners and other individuals with Complex Communication Needs who may need AAC

Pre-requisites None

Enquiries Tel: 64730446

About the Trainers

Ms. Sarah Yong
Manager, Clinical Services
Assistive Technology Specialist
Speech Therapist
Specialised ATC, SPD

Ms. Deborah Yong
Speech Therapist
Assistive Technology Specialist
Specialised ATC, SPD

Ms. Sim Mariam Mohd
Assistive Technology Specialist
Specialised ATC, SPD

About the Training organisation

The Specialised Assistive Technology Centre (SATC) in SPD provides assessments and training for people with disabilities who need Assistive Technology. It also provides training for professionals in VWOs and other organisations who are working with these PWDs. The ATC team comprises specialists from therapy, educational and engineering backgrounds who have worked with individuals who need AAC from a range of disability groups. ‘Introduction to Augmentative and Alternative Communication’ is part of the ‘AAC Training Series’ that the SATC offers to provide practitioners with the necessary skills to begin implementing AAC in their settings.

Download the Introduction to AAC‘ flyer!



Also check out our intermediate AAC course AAC – Skills and Strategies