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Links and Resources

App specific websites

Most specific apps will have editing instructions and how to videos on their website. Here are some of the commonly used communication apps: 



SmartBox (for users of Grid) 

PODD for Grid

Snap Core First (Tobii Dynavox)

TalkLink Tip of the Month

TalkLink have monthly blog posts where they share helpful tips and strategies. Check them out here. 

Aspire Communication

In this ever evolving world of technology, there are so many incredible websites and resources at your fingertips. Do you ever find it overwhelming and think, ‘where do I begin?’. Then this resource is for YOU!

It is purely a hub of information that links you to websites and resources that I have found useful during my AAC journey.

What is included:

  • Editing functions
  • Strategies e.g: modeling/aided language stimulation, prompt hierarchy
  • Social networks: Blogs, YouTube Channels
  • ‘On the Go’ core words to model e.g when cooking/baking, arts/crafts, hygiene etc
  • Training options

AND so much more.

Find out how you have get access to this right here.

PrAACtical AAC

PrAACtical AAC supports a community of professionals and families who are determined to improve the communication and literacy abilities of people with significant communication difficulties. It was founded in 2011 by two Speech-Language Therapy professors in th United States - Carole Zangari and the late Robin Parker, around a shared passion for AAC.

PrAACtical AAC features blogs, videos, reasources and ideas from a range of professionals a families. 

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Talking With Tech

Join speech-language pathologists Rachel Madel M.A., CCC-SLP and Chris Bugaj M.A., CCC-SLP every week as they discuss all things relating to technology for communication.

Two Sides of the Spectrum

A place where we explore research, amplify autistic voices, and change the way we think about autism in life and in professional therapy practice.

YouTube Channels

Here are some helpful YouTube Channels: 




AAC family fun

People First New Zealand

People First New Zealand is a self advocacy organisation that is led and directed by people with learning (intellectual) disability. People First is part of an international movement fighting for the rights and inclusion of all people with learning disability. People First New Zealand Inc. Nga Tangata Tuatahi is here to empower and support people with learning disability to be strong and valued individuals in New Zealand. 

Part of their work provides accessible information in an Easy Read format: