There is a large amount of external information about all areas covered in this toolbox for those who are interested in further reading.
Links to pertinent pages are sorted under each of the communication headings as well as listed in the links section below.
- Sue Larkey
Autism and Aspergers resources for teachers and parents.
- Classroom Timers
Big fun interactive timers.
- Speech Sound Resource Page
Speech sound resources created by a Speech Therapist.
- Social Communication(Pragmatics)
Information and ideas from Kid Sense Child Development.
- PrAACtical AAC
A blog with information and resources for implementing AAC strategies.
- The Autism Helper
A website including blog posts, ideas and resources.
- Socially Speaking
Book, program & game developed by Alison Schroeder.
- Australian Speak Easy Association
A link to the website for the Australian Speak Easy Association. Here you can find some resources for children, teachers and parents.
- Resources for Teachers
A link to the Teacher Resource page from The Stuttering Foundation of America.
- Getting Started with AAC
A resource by Dolly Bhargava on using Visual Systems to promote Communication.
- AAC Devices - How do you choose?
This resource from the Independent Living Centre in West Australia provides comparisons of several high-tech, dynamic display AAC language systems available in Australia.
- Choosing Core Vocabulary - Saltillo.com
This resource has ideas and a template for choosing vocabulary based on activities.
- Sparklebox ESL
This website contains resources to help learn and teach Signed English language, including a complete dictionary containing almost 3,000 words.
- Literacy Jane Farrall
Blog posts on literacy by Jane Farrall.
- Talk Sense weebly
101 Ideas for literacy and AAC
- Literacy for Beginning AAC Learners
A blog post from Praactical AAC sharing activities and intervention strategies for literacy lessons.
- Speech & Language Kids
Activities, plans, resources, tutorials & eBooks developed by a speech therapist.
- Is this person a candidate for PECS?
A flowchart from PECS Australia.
- PECS Australia
Includes information about PECS, available training and some resources to download.
- PODD Communication Books
This webpage provides information about PODD communication books and the ways they can be used. Novita Children's Services
- The Autism Project
The Autism Project website with 'how to' tips, toybox tools, and information.
- Taking Turns: how to make it easier for your child with special needs
From www.friendshipcircle.org/blog/ - 9 ideas that will help teach turn taking to your child.
- Visual Supports
A large range of resources from the 'Indiana Resource Center for Autism, Indiana University Bloomington'
- Expanding Students' Communication with AAC
A resource from the Independent Living Centre in West Australia with ideas for expanding communication
- Modelling AAC in the Classroom
A resource from the Independent Living Centre in West Australia on why and how to model AAC use.
- Communication Opportunities in the Classroom
A resource from the Independent Living Centre in West Australia with ideas for providing communication opportunities.
- Stuttering Handbook for Teachers
A resource for teachers concerned about a child stuttering in the classroom.
- Jane Farrall Literacy
This page has links to information on balanced literacy for all students.
- Jane Farrall Guided Reading Packs
This page provides resources to enable students with complex communication needs to participate in guided reading sessions.
- Jane Farrall's AAC App List
A list of picture, symbol and/or text based apps for communication.
- Types of AAC
A page on'Types of AAC' from the Rocky Bay 2010 Positive AACtion Information Kit for AAC Teams
- English K-6 Modules
A link to the English K-6 Modules.