At AAC WEST, we are dedicated to working with children and adults to find a communication aid or other AAC that suits an individual’s needs and lifestyle.
The people who use our service all have little or no speech and may also have a physical or cognitive impairment which makes accessing devices more complex. We may see people with:
- Progressive neurological diseases
- Cerebral palsy
- Head injury
- Learning difficulties
- Developmental disorders
- Neurological disorders
In order to find the most appropriate aid/system assessments will look at the following areas:
- Hardware – type of device
- Software – the type of program
- Access - switch, eye-gaze etc.
- Vocabularies – symbol vs text and bespoke vs premade
- Low tech systems
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Over the past 9 months I have had [a communication aid] it has really helped to communicate even with strangers i.e. on holiday or playing bowls, if I type in the key word they do understand as to what I am saying. It is small enough to carry with me at all times & I do adjust the volume to suit the occasion. I can even email my family and friends and it helps me keep in contact.