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abbreviations used

short
terms

Please refer to our glossary for further descriptions.


AAC – augmentative and alternative communication

ALD – adult/s with a learning disability

ALS – amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

ASD – autistic spectrum disorder/s

AT – assistive technology / assistive technologist

BSL – British sign language

CCN – complex communication needs

CP – cerebral palsy

CVA – cerebrovascular accident

FC – facilitated communication

HD – Huntington’s disease

ICU – intensive care unit

ITU – intensive treatment unit

LSA – learning support assistant / classroom assistant

MDT – multi-disciplinary team

MND – motor neuron/e disease

MS – multiple sclerosis

OT – occupational therapy / therapist

PA – personal assistant

PD – Parkinson’s disease

PECS – picture exchange communication system

PMLD – profound and multiple learning difficulties

PT – physiotherapy / therapist

PwuAAC – person who uses AAC

R&D – research and development

SEN – special educational needs

SGD – speech generating device

SLCN – speech, language and communication needs 

SLI – specific language impairment

SLP – speech and language pathology / pathologist

SLT – speech and language therapy / therapist

TBI – traumatic brain injury

VOCA – voice output communication aid/s 


December 2012