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Augmentative and Alternative Communication (EY)


Augmentative and Alternative Communication

Children and young people with speech, language or communication difficulties may benefit from using augmentative and alternative communication methods (AAC). This includes young people with autism, developmental language delay, speech sound disorder, articulatory dyspraxia and learning and/or physical disabilities. AAC can help where there is a marked difference between your child’s understanding of language and their ability to express themselves. Examples of this include Makaton signing, symbol books and boards and voice output communication aids, such as iPads with symbol or text communication grids.

What can I do resources:

For more information, ideas and tips, here are some useful resources and websites:

For more information on AAC:

More Information & Getting Help:

  • You can talk to us about your child’s speech and language development via our Early Years Telephone Advice Lines. 
  • You can find details of our advice lines, referral information or how to contact us on our Service page
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