Funding a communication aid for my son

communication aid

My son has had the use of a shared communication aid whilst he has been attending school. Neither the school nor the speech therapy department have the funds to pay for individual machines. He copes pretty well with only having a voice part of the time! I think it is just me who gets upset. The school is great and so is his speech therapist but I don’t understand why this is allowed to happen. I have taken it up with my MP, who has agreed to look into it for me but I would love to hear how other people manage to get machines.

Things you may want to look into: specialist AAC assessment centres, AAC funding, Better Communication Action Plan (Bercow Review, 2008)

December 2012