Oxfordshire Total Communication
Resources Bank

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The ideas here have been kindly donated by people across Oxfordshire.

The resources you can download below are also available through contacting OTC by telephone or e-mail.

If you have never used any of these resources before, we recommend you contact us and we can help you get started, and let you know of any useful training coming up.

Please read our download instructions for information on how to download and view the files below.

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Accessible Information
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accessible information toolkit thumbnail Accessible Information Toolkit. A practical guide to making the information you produce accessible.
Creating information thumbnail A flow chart to help you decide the type and style of information you may need to create for someone.
Easy Read Words thumbnail Writing accessible information: tips on making your words easier to understand.
Easy Read Sentences thumbnail Writing accessible information documents: tips on making your sentences easier to understand.
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Communication Passports
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Making a communication passport thumbnail A description of what a communication passport is and why you would make one.
Questionnaire to help develop a Communication Passport thumbnail A questionnaire for making a communication passport.
Communication-passport-example01 thumbnail An example of a simple communication passport on one A4 sheet.
A template of the simple communication passport on one A4 sheet. This can be made up and used for any individual.
Communication-passport-A5-example02 thumbnail An example of a more detailed communication passport in A5.
Communication passport example02 A5 template thumbnail A template of the A5 sized communication passport. This can be made up and used for any individual.
Communication passport example03 A5 thumbnail Another example of a detailed communication passport in A5.
A template of the A5 sized communication passport. This can be made up and used for any individual.
Communication passport example04 A4 thumbnail An example of a detailed communication passport in A4.
A template of the detailed A4 sized communication passport. This can be made up and used for any individual.
Communication passport booklet format example 05 thumbnail A template of the A5 booklet sized communication passport. This can be made up and used for any individual.
communication passport example05 A5 template thumbnail A template of the detailed A5 sized communication passport. This can be made up and used for any individual.
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Gesture and Body language
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How to make a Personal Communication Dictionary thumbnail A guide to making a Personal Communication Dictionary (or Personal Gesture Dictionary) to describe the meanings of specific non-verbal behaviours of an individual.
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Hospital Passports
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Hospital Passport thumbnail A Hospital passport to be filled in for any individual and taken with them each time they go to the hospital (pdf).
Hospital Passport thumbnail A Hospital passport to be filled in for any individual and taken with them each time they go to the hospital (editable version).
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Intensive Interaction
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Intensive Interaction introduction thumbnail An introduction to Intensive Interaction.
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Legislation, Policies and Guidelines
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Valuing People Thumbnail Valuing People (2001) Government White Paper
Valuing People Now Thumbnail Valuing People Now (2009) Government White Paper
Disability Discrimination Act Thumbnail Disability Discrimination Act - Guidance on matters to be taken into account in determining questions relating to the definition of disability
Mencap Communication Guidelines Thumbnail Mencap Communication Guidelines (2010)
Communication Bill of Rights An easy read adaptation of the Communication Bill of Rights
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Likert Scales
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likert image A helpful tool to support service users to communicate their wants, needs and emotions non-verbally.
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Miscellaneous
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The Five Communication Standards thumbnail The 5 Communication Standards for Oxfordshire Total Communication.
Speech, Language and Comprehension development A compilation of relevant developmental stages for speech, language and understanding.
How to use resources How to use resources.
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Objects
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An easy guide to objects of reference thumbnail An easy guide to using objects of reference.
Objects of Reference policy and procedure thumbnail An explanation of the policies and procedures for using objects as a reference.
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Photos, Pictures and Symbols
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OTC symbol pack 1 (ZIP) The first Total Communication symbol pack, royalty-free.
Taking a good photo thumbnail Tips on how to take a good photo.
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Sensory Room
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Sensory Room information thumbnail Advice and ideas on making the most of a sensory room.
Sensory referencing thumbnail Ideas on how to use sensory referencing.
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Signing
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Signing thumbnail Information on signing with people with learning difficulties.
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Story telling
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story -Sarah goes Swimming - Summer story thumbnail Sarah goes swimming: A ready to use interactive story. All you need are the props!
story -The snowman - Winter story thumbnail The Snowman: A ready to use interactive story. All you need are the props!
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Visual Timetables
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'First and Then' Strip 'First and Then' Strip for taking out and about.
'First and Then' Strip Large 'First and Then'Strip for people with visual impairment or using at home.
Using a 'First and Then' Strip A guide to making and using a 'First and Then' Strip.
Visual timetables thumbnail How to make a visual timetable.
Visual timetables thumbnail How to use visual timetables.
Simple Daily Visual Timetable A4 thumbnail A template of a simple daily timetable.
A4 Daily Visual Timetable Template thumbnail A template of an A4 daily timetable.
A3 Daily Visual Timetable Template thumbnail A template of an A3 daily timetable.
Simple Weekly Visual Timetable A3 thumbnail A template of a simple weekly timetable.
Weekly Visual Timetable A3 thumbnail A template of an A3 weekly timetable.
Daily-timetable-example-1 thumbnail An example of an A4 visual timetable.
Visual timetable example 02 thumbnail An example of an A4 visual timetable.
Visual timetable template 02 thumbnail A template for making a simple A4 sized visual timetable. This can be made up and used for any individual.
Visual timetable template 02 thumbnail Visual daily timetable resource.
Staff Rota thumbnail An example of a visual Staff Rota.
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