WHO WE WORK WITH Case Managers Solicitors Individuals Charities / CICS Employers
TALK TO US United Rehab Solutions Ltd. Bodeugan Farm, Waen, St Asaph, Denbighshire, LL17 0DT Phone: 01745 583156 Email: hello@unitedrehab.solutions

COMMUNICATION DEVICES

Description

Augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) includes all forms of communication (other than oral speech) that are used to express thoughts, needs, wants, and ideas. We all use AAC when we make facial expressions or gestures, use symbols or pictures, or write. AAC includes simple systems such as pictures, gestures and pointing, as well as more complex techniques involving powerful computer technology. No-tech Communication Communication does not involve any additional equipment – e.g. body language, gestures, pointing, eye pointing, facial expressions, vocalisations, signing. Low-tech Communication systems Communication systems do not need a battery to function and include: pen and paper to write messages or draw; alphabet and word boards; communication charts or books with pictures, photos and symbols; particular objects used to stand for what the person needs to understand or say. High-tech communication systems Need power from a battery or mains. Most of them speak and/or produce text. They range from simple buttons or pages that speak when touched to eye -gaze technology.

Conditions

We all use AAC to communicate our needs, but some people use it as their main source of communication following injury or illness.

Benefits

Provides an opportunity for social communication To engage within different environments such as home, work, leisure Provides control to the user Reassurance to communication partners

Who’s Involved

The Speech and Language Therapist will primarily be involved in this assessment, however the occupational therapist is also very much involved, working jointly to assess cognition and the best way to access AAC.

If you would like to discuss this or any other service please ring

01745 583156 or email us hello@unitedrehab.solutions

COMMUNICATION DEVICES

Description

Augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) includes all forms of communication (other than oral speech) that are used to express thoughts, needs, wants, and ideas. We all use AAC when we make facial expressions or gestures, use symbols or pictures, or write. AAC includes simple systems such as pictures, gestures and pointing, as well as more complex techniques involving powerful computer technology. No-tech Communication Communication does not involve any additional equipment – e.g. body language, gestures, pointing, eye pointing, facial expressions, vocalisations, signing. Low-tech Communication systems Communication systems do not need a battery to function and include: pen and paper to write messages or draw; alphabet and word boards; communication charts or books with pictures, photos and symbols; particular objects used to stand for what the person needs to understand or say. High-tech communication systems Need power from a battery or mains. Most of them speak and/or produce text. They range from simple buttons or pages that speak when touched to eye - gaze technology.

Conditions

We all use AAC to communicate our needs, but some people use it as their main source of communication following injury or illness.

Benefits

Provides an opportunity for social communication To engage within different environments such as home, work, leisure Provides control to the user Reassurance to communication partners

Who’s Involved

The Speech and Language Therapist will primarily be involved in this assessment, however the occupational therapist is also very much involved, working jointly to assess cognition and the best way to access AAC.

If you would like to discuss

this or any other service

please ring 01745 583156 or

email us

hello@unitedrehab.solutions

WHO WE WORK WITH Case Managers Solicitors Individuals Charities / CICS Employers
TALK TO US United Rehab Solutions Ltd. Bodeugan Farm, Waen, St Asaph, Denbighshire, LL17 0DT Phone: 01745 583156 Email: hello@unitedrehab.solutions