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Progressive Neurological Diseases

      The brain is an exceedingly complex mechanism and is made up of many different working parts. When one or more of these parts stops operating efficiently because of a progressive neurlogical diseases, the outcome might be speech, language and/or cognitive difficulty. However, there are many strategies that we can use to improve …

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Hi-Tech Communication

      See our Assistive Technology Home Page for a full list of information about Assistive Communication and AAC devices, and links to information and strategies relating to communication.   Hi-tech communication generally refers to electronic devices, which are either controlled by direct access, eye scanning, or scanning and switching. Switching can be achieved …

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Lo-Tech Assistive Communication

      See our Assistive Technology Home Page for a full list of information about Assistive Communication and AAC devices, and links to information and strategies relating to communication.   Lo-tech assistive communication Lo-tech assistive communication or AAC is likely to be non-electronic, and can take practically any form. More obvious examples would be …

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Trialing and assessment of Assistive Communication Devices (AAC)

      See our Assistive Technology Home Page for a full list of information about Assistive Communication and AAC devices, and links to information and strategies relating to communication.   Choosing the right AAC device for your needs An assistive communication device (also referred to as Alternative and Augmentative Communication or AAC) can make …

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Assistive Communication (AAC)

      Assistive technology, Assistive Communication, or Alternative and Augmentative Communication (AAC) Assistive technology, Assistive Communication, or Alternative and Augmentative Communication (AAC), these are generic terms that include assistive, adaptive, and rehabilitative devices with a focus on facilitating communication. Modern new electronic machines (hi-tech) have become the way for many individuals to communicate. With …

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Key Guidelines to Creating a Total Communication Environment

      See our Adult Special Needs and Learning Disabilities Home Page for a full list of information about adult learning disabilities, and links to information and strategies relating to communication.   Key Guidelines to Creating a Total Communication Environment Individuals with learning disabilities may experience many types of communication difficulty, but there are …

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Total Communication

      See our Adult Special Needs and Learning Disabilities Home Page for a full list of information about adult learning disabilities, and links to information and strategies relating to communication.   What is total communication? This is a holistic view of communication, often using a range of modalities or even thinking ÔÇťoutside the …

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Adult Learning Disabilities – Behaviour & Communication

      See our Adult Special Needs and Learning Disabilities Home Page for a full list of information about adult learning disabilities, and links to information and strategies relating to communication. Behaviour and Communication Some adults with learning disabilities may display inappropriate or challenging behaviour. Although there are many reasons for this type of …

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Professional help and progressive neurological diseases

      See our Progressive Neurological Disease Home Page for a full list of information about progressive and degenerative neurological disease, and links to information and strategies relating to communication and cognitive functioning.   Professional help and progressive neurological diseases When you have been diagnosed with a progressive neurological illness, it is important to …

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Assistive Technology & Assistive Communication devices (AAC)

      See our Progressive Neurological Disease Home Page for a full list of information about progressive and degenerative neurological disease, and links to information and strategies relating to communication and cognitive functioning.   Assistive Technology & Assistive Communication devices (AAC) Assistive technology is a generic term that includes assistive, adaptive, and rehabilitative devices …

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