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there is a vast array of AAC equipment which mirrors the individual needs of people who may use AAC and to determine the right specification for an individual they should have a specialised assessment which considers a number of equipment options

Assessing AAC preferences developmental disabilities-review (short summary)

AAC
choices
 
&
learning disability

This review aimed to determine whether participants with developmental disabilities preferred certain types of AAC. The review included seven studies with twelve participants. Eight of these participants preferred speech generating devices, and four preferred picture exchange systems, though this result must be interpreted with caution due to the very small size of the studies. Incorporating individual preferences into an AAC intervention could improve the control that individuals with developmental disabilities have over their decisions and lives.

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The right communication aid?

which
communication aid?

Deciding on the right communication aid

There are many things to think about here and it is important to get some specialist help to make the decision.

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weblinks - assessment centres

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The following is a list of specialist AAC assessment centres across the UK.

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Terry using a communication aid after a stroke

aided
communication
after
 
a
stroke

Terry, aged 35 years had a stroke two years ago. Following the stroke she was not able to walk, her right side paralysed; and she could not say any words at all.

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