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Sharing Knowledge & Empowering You

​We offer online or in-person training for groups or individuals. Our courses are designed by a qualified and experienced team. We develop relevant, current content to meet the challenges our clients face everyday. You'll leave feeling better equipped and more confident!

  • Did you know that Educators are required to earn 150 CPTD points every 3 years.

  • Occupational Therapists and Speech Therapists need to earn 30 CEU's every year.  

  • Our 4 day specialist course delivers 15 SACE (CPTD) / 21 HPCSA (CEU) points in one inspiring session!

  • Or complete our series of 8 online courses (40 CPTD/ 16 CEU's) from the comfort of home, or as after school sessions with your team!

online courses

TRAINING events

  • LIVE online session with one of our trainers

  • Each approx. 90 -120 mins

  • Select your topics and a time that suits YOU

  • Ask questions and benefit from the experience of your trainer

  • Attend only one, or a series of sessions 

  • Available to individuals or groups 

  • HPCSA (CPD) & SACE (CPTD) Accredited

  • Discount for groups of 5 or more!

  • Discount if you book 3 or more courses!

Studying Online
  • Full day or multi-day events for larger groups

  • In-person training with our trainers

  • Includes LOTS of practical sessions 

  • Handouts, GIVEAWAYS, re-usable resources included

  • HPCSA (CPD) & SACE (CPTD) Accredited

  • Cost depends on number of participants, venue, catering, location etc.

  • Chat to us about your needs!

  • Our courses are fun and informative - be sure to read some of the testimonials below!

AAC Training 2

special school offer

What's different about OUR training?  We don't just tell you about products. Our training is compiled by a multidisciplinary team, with their own experience of working in real schools, with real children, facing real challenges. We understand. We talk about implementation, & show you what works.

best value

Schools can now access all 8 of our courses, for their entire team, for a highly discounted price. Join us online for these very informative sessions! 

Relevant for: Educators, Therapists, Teaching Assistants, Facilitators, SGB's, District & Provincial Teams

Details: Approx 120 mins  per session |  16 CPD Points  |  40 SACE Points  |  Presented Online 

topics

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Introduction to AAC - Part 1

Augmentative & Alternative Communication (AAC) is the term used to describe all sorts of strategies and devices which assist people with little or no functional speech.

This course introduces the main concepts & explores the basics for people new to this topic. We discuss the challenges and frustrations experienced by limited communication; look at high- and low-tech solutions; discuss options for people who are literate or not; and introduce a few technologies available for people who also have a physical disability.

Relevant for: Educators, Therapists, Families, SGB's, District & Provincial Teams

Details: Approx120 mins  |  2 CPD Points  |  5 SACE Points  |  Presented Online 

Build an Event: 1 Day event can include up to 3 of our courses. Contact us to discuss.

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Introduction to AAC - Part 2

For people who have completed Part 1 of the Introduction to AAC only. This course teaches the type of vocabulary to include in symbol-based communication systems; how to create a supportive communication environment; and how to increase the skills and abilities of the person using an AAC system.  

Relevant for: Educators, Therapists, Families, SGB's, District & Provincial Teams

Details: Approx120 mins  |  2 CPD Points  |  SACE Points TBC  |  Presented Online 

Build an Event: 1 Day event can include up to 3 of our courses. Contact us to discuss.

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Introduction to AAC - Part 3

For people who have completed Part 1 and 2 only. This course provides many practical strategies to help you successfully implement AAC with the user, or in a multi-user space such as a classroom. We focus on the skills of the communication partner and the strategies available to expand and enhance the language used.

Relevant for: Educators, Therapists, Families, SGB's, District & Provincial Teams

Details: Approx120 mins  |  2 CPD Points  |  SACE Points TBC  |  Presented Online 

Build an Event: 1 Day event can include up to 3 of our courses. Contact us to discuss.

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Introduction to Assistive Technology - Part 1

Technology and classroom resources can make life so much easier for both learners and educators! This course introduces a range of devices and strategies which can assist people with physical disabilities to function more independently. Highly relevant for SBST (School Based Support Teams) and DBST (District Based Support Team) conducting SIAS screening who are tasked with identifying learners at risk of experiencing barriers to inclusion, so that appropriate recommendations are made.

This course will introduce participants to alternative ways of controlling a computer, reading and writing support tools, alternative communication devices, educational resources and so much more.  With real curriculum-based examples and case studies of children with various disabilities, learn how to identify the needs and possible solutions to ensure optimum inclusion in your schools. 

Relevant for: Educators, Therapists, Families, SGB's, District & Provincial Teams

Details: Approx120 mins  |  2 CPD Points  |  5 SACE Points  |  Presented Online 

Build an Event: 1 Day event can include up to 3 of our courses. Contact us to discuss.

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Introduction to Assistive Technology - Part 2

For people who have completed Part 1 of Introduction to Assistive Technology only. This course looks at how to assess an individual for suitable assistive devices and the process of conducting an assessment. We discuss all the relevant considerations as well as the roles of teams supporting people who use assistive devices. Useful for therapists or teams who are likely to see multiple clients / learners / patients.

Relevant for: Educators, Therapists, Families, SGB's, District & Provincial Teams

Details: Approx120 mins  |  2 CPD Points  |  SACE Points TBC  |  Presented Online 

Build an Event: 1 Day event can include up to 3 of our courses. Contact us to discuss.

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The Senses: Impact on Learning & Behaviour

The way that people respond to input from the world around them (noise, light, touch) is called their sensory profile. Some people are very sensitive to this stimulation, which can affect their attention, emotions and behaviour. These are all important factors in the ability to participate in education. This course explains the senses, and how you can support people who have sensory modulation difficulty to better participate in learning. Conducted by a Sensory Integration trained Occupational Therapist, this is an introductory level course. (Please note it is not SI training for OT's, however the strategies taught will be relevant for all participants.) You'll also learn about the multiple benefits and applications of sensory rooms.

Relevant for: Educators, Therapists, Families, SGB's, District & Provincial Teams

Details: Approx120 mins  |  2 CPD Points  |  SACE Points TBC  |  Presented Online 

Build an Event: 1 Day event can include up to 3 of our courses. Contact us to discuss.

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Better Literacy for All: Including Non-Speaking Learners 

People with communication & speech difficulties are at an increased risk of literacy delay. 

This course is particularly relevant for teachers, therapists and parents of non-speaking and / or physically disabled children, and will teach literacy strategies to ensure that all people are given access to reading and writing practice, despite specific barriers they might face. Including how to allow children with a physical disability the opportunity to write; and how to allow non-speaking children the opportunity to practice sound blending!

Relevant for: Educators, Therapists, Families, SGB's, District & Provincial Teams

Details: Approx120 mins  |  2 CPD Points  |  SACE Points TBC  |  Presented Online 

Build an Event: 1 Day event can include up to 3 of our courses. Contact us to discuss.

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Autism: Paradigm & Perspectives, Behaviour & Communication

This course provides participants with a framework to understanding and supporting people who are autistic. Examining autism as a diagnosis and providing valuable insight from adult autistics, we move away from compliance-based strategies, and instead share an inclusive and respectful perspective. Looking at movement, behaviour, communication and comfort, this course is an excellent companion to our AAC and Sensory course series. 

Relevant for: Educators, Therapists, Families, SGB's, District & Provincial Teams

Details: Approx120 mins  |  2 CPD Points  |  5 SACE Points  |  Presented Online 

Build an Event: 1 Day event can include up to 3 of our courses. Contact us to discuss.

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4 Day Group Training - Includes All Above Courses & More

Arranged anywhere in SA, we can accommodate larger groups, to present all of the above courses, and include a wealth of additional practical sessions too. Participants will gain a broad and thorough understanding of improved inclusivity in classrooms, strategies to support learners with disabilities, ways to address challenging behaviour and support those with limited or no communication. Participants will also receive resources which can be taken away and used in teaching or therapy.

Relevant for: Educators, Therapists, SGB's, District & Provincial Teams

Details: 4 Days  |  21 HPCSA (CEU) Points  |  15 SACE (CPTD) Points  |  Presented Live in Person 

Venue & Catering: You may provide this, or we can arrange it for you

What people said about our training...

I enjoyed training by a competent trainer.  I have been to other short courses before where that was not the case.  It was good to be able to discuss how the resources could best be used in our own classrooms – not only with individual learners but also as a group where we can involve everyone.

- N.G.P

This was amazing, I am feeling very inspired and feel more equipped to help so many more kids.

– L.R. 

Excellent course, well researched with relevant information.

– G.E.

Thank you kindly for this amazing training. I have gained valuble, insightful knowlegde, which I will implement in the classroom.

- T. P.

Loved it! So practical and easy to take back into our work setting!

– C.M.

Pratical, functional information. Very informative and presented with such enthusiasm that time flew by.

Thank you.

– T.M.

Very valuable regarding the need for a Snoezelen room, and how to equip it. I loved the assessment tools included. Thanks!

– S.K. 

What an insightful experience! You just made us realise again that all learners can learn, and with Inclusive Solutions' products and software you make it possible. Thank you for the opportunity to be able to know your products. Be sure it will be used to benefit all learners with barriers to learning and disabilities

- J.L.L.

The course assisted me in many ways. It has brought back confidence to me as an educator of inclusive education in our school. 

--- E.P.M

The AAC course was excellent to me and I promise that I will implement it to the benefit of all our learners in our school. To Inclusive Solutions, I can say continue with the excellent work for the South African teachers and learners by supporting them so that no learner is left behind.

--- M.R.M.

I would like to make use of this opportunity to say thank you for the amazing course, one of the best and most informative I have attended in a long time. 

– S.D.T

 

product training

  • Get the most out of your resources with customised training

  • Learn the in's and out's of your AAC software such as Boardmaker, Grid 3, TD Snap, etc.

  • Learn how to use the mix of resources at your school

  • Ask questions and benefit from the experience of your trainer

  • Examples of product training topics below

  • Hourly rate. Online or In-person options. Travel charges may apply

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Grid 3 Training

Grid 3 is a complete communication solution that enables people to have a voice, control their computer and live more independent lives. It’s designed for anyone with complex communication or access needs and includes a wide range of resources which can be controlled with touch, switch, eye gaze and more. You’ll find grid sets for talking with symbols or text, and content for all ages and abilities.

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Boardmaker Training

Your favourite classroom tool! Create valuable printed materials, like communication boards, sequences and schedules that are perfect for all of your students. Easy-to-use features let you design your own material with symbols supported in dozens of languages. Select your own topics, symbols, labels, colours, borders and more – all designed to help your students reach classroom goals.

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Eye Gaze Training

Learning language, achieving literacy, and becoming an independent communicator is a journey with many stages. Tobii Dynavox Snap Core First meets each communicator wherever they are on that journey and evolves with users as they grow. It's designed to be the most intuitive and engaging symbol-based software solution on the market.

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TD Snap Training

Learning language, achieving literacy, and becoming an independent communicator is a journey with many stages. Tobii Dynavox Snap Core First meets each communicator wherever they are on that journey and evolves with users as they grow. It's designed to be the most intuitive and engaging symbol-based software solution on the market.