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A Right to Speak Supporting Individuals who use Alternative and Augmentative Communication

Description
ISBN9781780456553
Official Print Publication Date
Website Publication DateJune 12, 2012

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ISBN 978 1 78045 655 3 (Web only publication)
DPPAS 12574

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Contents

Introduction

Who is the guidance for?

Funding

Summary of Recommendations

The Background
Prevalence
Demand
Costs
Current service provision
Consequences

The Future
Strategic aims
What needs to be done?

How should AAC services be delivered?

How will AAC equipment be provided?

Implementation and evaluation

List of Appendices

Appendix 1
Appendix 2
Appendix 3
Appendix 4
Appendix 5
Appendix 6
Appendix 7

References

Disclaimer

This document contains several case studies that make reference to specific items of equipment which can be recognised by their brand names. The Scottish Government does not wish to endorse any specific brand of equipment. However, it was felt that use of generic names would not demonstrate the variation in need that people who use AAC require during their lifetime, and for this reason equipment has been identified. The Scottish Government recognises that there are many manufacturers and suppliers of AAC equipment both within and outwith the UK. For those who wish to explore the range of equipment available we direct you to the following website: http://www.communicationmatters.co.uk.