Below are a list of resources to help with explaining the virus in a range of languages, supporting patients with communication disability and so on. Please contact us if you have other resources you would like to share.
The WHO Academy has developed a new COVID-19 mobile learning app that is targeted specifically to health workers. Available in the Apple store and google play store.
Range of languages and easy to read resources:
Books Beyond Words have produced picture based resources aimed at people with learning difficulties who cannot read English. Booklets include Beating the Virus, Good Days and Bad Days during Lockdown, When someone dies from Coronavirus, a guide for family and carers https://booksbeyondwords.co.uk/
The Slum and Rural Health Initiative has put together these #stopcovid19 infographics are in over 55 local languages
The ISAAC Build AAC facebook page has links to a range of resources.
CALL Scotland update information about free AAC software which is available https://www.callscotland.org.uk/blog/free-software-for-use-at-home/
Specific Covid Widgit symbols can be found here.
The Critical Care Covid-19 communication chart is downloadable here and soon to be translated into many languages.
The University of Pretoria Centre for AAC has produced boards in a range of South African languages giving visual supports for things allowed and not allowed during lockdown.
Phrase Based Partner Assisted Communication Aid has lots of clear written phrases for patients to point at, created specially for intubated patients.
Smartbox has updated their Supercore AAC resources https://thinksmartbox.com/news/coronavirus-super-core-resources/
Patient Provider Communication have a range of English and bilingual tools to help in health care e.g. visual pain scales, letter boards etc.
Tobii Dynavox has produced resources in several languages:
- Coronavirus Communication Support https://www.tobiidynavox.com/en-GB/coronavirus-resources/
Filled with signposts to free resources, home learning materials, implementation supports, ICU communication boards, how to videos and virtual learning opportunities as well as extended trials of software. The content it being regularly expanded and updated.
- At Home Learning Modules https://www.tobiidynavox.com/en-GB/coronavirus-resources/at-home-learning/
Currently six AAC modules and six Education modules, all include a short learning video with accompanying free downloadable resource(s) and PDF with implementation ideas.
- Snap Core First Trial Extended to 60 Days: https://www.mytobiidynavox.com/Store/SnapCoreFirstTrial
An AAC app which runs on iOS and Windows includes core words, topic messages, quickfires, behaviour supports. Includes pagesets specifically designed for Scanning and Aphasia.
- Boardmaker Online Trial Extended to 90 Days: personal trials www.boardmakeronline.com ; Teams, schools and organisation email firstname.lastname@example.org
Create printed and interactive resources using a bank of over 40,000 PCS symbols. Boardmaker Online also includes pre-made curriculum including AAC and literacy programs like Reading Avenue and Core First Learning.