TalkSense Training: www.talksense.weebly.com
The excellent TalkSense website is hosted by Tony Jones, one of the leading experts on Augmentative & Alternative Communication, Multi-Sensory Referencing and Objects of Reference, Switch Skills Development and more.  It also contains many free resources and tips on good practice in the use of Assistive Technology.

Communication Matters: www.communicationmatters.org.uk
UK national charity concerned with the augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) needs of people with complex communication difficulties. Also known as ISAAC (UK) - the UK Chapter of the International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication


ACE centre
Provides specialist expertise in communication and assistive technology.
http://www.ace-centre.org.uk

Call Centre
Provides specialist expertise in communication and assistive technology (primarily in Scotland).
http://www.callscotland.org.uk

Communication for Involvement
Jane Jones and Sue Thurman worked with BILD (British Institute of Learning Disabilities) and the Rett Syndrome Association UK to develop a communication toolkit.
http://www.rettuk.org/rettuk-public/rettuk/Family-Support/information-summary/Information-A-Z.html

Communication and people with the most
complex needs: What works and why this is
essential. Professor Juliet Goldbart.
This guide was commissioned by Mencap in
partnership with the Department of Health.
http://www.mencap.org.uk

Communication passports
These involve a process of gathering, sharing
and making explicit information about a person
and their communication in order to help less
familiar people recognise and make sense of
the person’s communicative behaviour.
http://www.communicationpassports.org.uk

Hearing from the Seldom Heard
This recommends six areas of good practice
in listening to people with profound and
multiple learning disabilities, including links to
a range of communication approaches in the
communication section.
http://www.bild.org.uk

HFT
This organisation provides advice and training in
using personalised technology with people with
profound and multiple learning disabilities.
http://www.hft.org.uk

Intensive Interaction
http://www.intensiveinteraction.co.uk
http://www.usinabus.org.uk
http://www.phoebecaldwell.co.uk

The Hanging Out Programme
http://www.clickspecialednz.com/doc/
approach/02_intens/res/Hanging%20Out%20
Programme%20written%20notes.pdf
This doesn’t need training! The basic principle is
to give 100% attention for 10 minutes per day to
quality interaction with the person with PMLD.

Involve Me
A project aiming to increase positive
involvement of people with PMLD. A
resource pack, inspiring DVD and links to
creative approaches to communication and
consultation are available.
http://www.mencap.org.uk/involveMe

Multi-sensory approaches
You can learn more from the work of Richard
Hirstwood and Flo Longhorn.
http://www.multi-sensory-room.co.uk
http://flolonghorn.squarespace.com

Oxfordshire Total Communication
A useful site with a wealth of information on
different communication approaches.
http://www.oxtc.co.uk

Partners in Policymaking
Leadership training courses for disabled
adults, parents and carers of disabled children,
professionals and other service providers
working in education, health and leisure.
http://www.in-control.org.uk

Person-centred thinking tools
Ways to help carers listen and learn about
what really matters to a person in order to
take action together to make sure these things
become part of their lives.
http://www.helensandersonassociates.co.uk

PMLD Network
A group of people committed to improving the
lives of people with PMLD.
http://www.pmldnetwork.org

PMLD Link
A journal that shares ideas and good practice
in supporting children and adults with PMLD.
http://www.pmldlink.org.uk

Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists
The professional body for speech and language
therapists has a national network of therapists
working with people with a learning disability.
Call: 020 73781200
Email: info@rcslt.org
Got to: http://www.rcslt.org