Aids to support communication needs
There is a range of aids which can support your child’s communication needs, whether caused by a sensory impairment, a physical disability or global developmental delay.
Communication aids can be “low tech” such as pictures or symbols or “high tech” such as eye gaze controlled computer programs.
These websites can help:
- Ace centre - What is a communication aid?
- Communication Matters aims to increase understanding, awareness and knowledge of the needs of people with complex communication needs.
If your child has a hearing or visual impairment this will also affect communication. The following organisations can provide information about equipment available: