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Posted on September 4, 2023

Browse new courses

Smartbox Academy is now the home of 13 courses on Grid and AAC, ranging from beginner to expert. We just launched two video-based short courses and a new full-length option for further learning:

  • AAC in the Classroom (Full-Length Course)
  • Supporting Gestalt Communicators with Grid AAC Software (Short Course)
  • Using Look Lab to Support Skill Development (Short Course)

Head to the Academy to explore a range of short and full-length courses, all complete with post-course quizzes and knowledge checks to help your newfound knowledge stick.

1. AAC in the Classroom

Designed in collaboration with SEN teachers and AAC specialists who have worked in schools, this course provides an in-depth insight into strategies, tools, and methods to enhance the communication journey of emerging AAC communicators in a classroom setting.

What you’ll cover:

  1. Assessing Communication Needs
  2. AAC Tools and Technology
  3. Implementing AAC in the Classroom
  4. Communication Partner Skills
  5. Descriptive Teaching Model for AAC Users
  6. Lesson Planning and Curriculum Integration
  7. Supporting AAC Users’ Social Interaction
  8. AAC Progress Monitoring and Evaluation
  9. Building Collaborative Partnerships

a teacher and a child in a classroom working on an AAC device

This course is designed for anyone working in education looking to seamlessly integrate AAC in the classroom. Enrol in this course now to adapt your teaching methods and transform your classroom into a truly inclusive space.

2. Supporting Gestalt Communicators with Grid

Based on our most popular webinar, this course offers an introduction to Gestalt language processing and equips you with features you can utilise in Grid to support a Gestalt communicator who uses AAC.

3. Using Look Lab to Support Skill Development

Find out how you can use Look Lab to develop 12 distinct skills in the 38 activities and games. Learn about customisation options, progress analysis, and how it fits in with the Look software family.

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