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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!

  • Earn your CPD and CPTD points from the comfort of home or join us 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 experience of working in real schools, with real children, facing real challenges. We understand. We talk about implementation, & show you what works.

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Schools can now access all 10 of our courses, for their entire team, for a highly discounted price compared to individual pricing. 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 |   CPD & SACE Points  |  Presented Online 

our training topics

Cortical Visual Impairment (CVI): Impact on Learning & Communication

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Cortical Visual Impairment is responsible for 30-40% of visual impairments in children globally. In Africa, almost 50% of children with Cerebral Palsy demonstrate visual acuity or visual field deficits indicative of CVI. However, it is often misdiagnosed, or missed altogether and glasses cannot not fix this visual impairment! So what is it, how to identify it, how to treat it and how to offer education and communication to a child with CVI? Come and learn.

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

Details: Approx 2 hours  |  2 CPD Points  |  5 SACE Points  |  Presented Online 

I regret not knowing what to do about CVI in some of the children I've treated in the past. But now that I know better, I can do better. Watching them learn how to understand what they see is amazing - E.E

Using Symbols to Improve Classroom Inclusion & Communication   

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Within the popular Boardmaker 7 software, we look differentiation and adaptation of your learning resources for better inclusion. This comprehensive training on the software and applying it in class, shows you the various symbol libraries included - no more hunting for pictures for your lessons! The picture libraries support different visual needs, and have the ability to adjust features such as skin tone, and alternative access methods for physical needs. We learn about when to use an interactive digital page or a printed one, and how to use the many ready-made templates. We will discuss making your own core vocabulary charts, fringe vocabulary resources, and relevant design and layout considerations for better access. We look at literacy strategies you can include and resources that will improve communication for the non-speaking kids in your class.

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

Details: Approx 3 hours  |  3 CPD Points  |  5 SACE Points TBC  |  Presented Online 

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

Introduction to AAC - Part 1

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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 

Complete Part 1-4 and earn 9 CPD Points!

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

Introduction to AAC - Part 2

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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 

Complete Part 1-4 and earn 9 CPD Points!

Loved it! So practical and easy to take back into our work setting! – C.M.

Introduction to AAC - Part 3

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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 

Complete Part 1-4 and earn 9 CPD Points!

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

Introduction to AAC - Part 4

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This course can be added to Part 1-3 or attended on its own.  Our most practical AAC course, showing you HOW to add AAC to several school-based activities. With many videos to watch and practical exercises for you to complete yourself, this course is supportive, instructive, and will really show you how to get AAC going within your environment.

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

Details: Approx180 mins  |  2 CPD Points  |  SACE Points 5 TBC  |  Presented Online 

Complete Part 1-4 and earn 9 CPD Points!

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.

Introduction to Assistive Technology - Part 1

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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 

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

Introduction to Assistive Technology - Part 2

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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 

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 Senses: Impact on Learning & Behaviour

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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 

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

Better Literacy for All: Including Non-Speaking Learners 

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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 

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

Autism: Paradigm & Perspectives, Behaviour & Communication

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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 

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

Thank you. – T.M.  

Excellent course, well researched with relevant information. – G.E.

Group Training - Includes All Above Courses & More

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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: Duration 3-4 days |  26 HPCSA (CEU) Points  |  15 SACE (CPTD) Points  |  Presented in Person 

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

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.

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