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

Guidance to be used by people who use Alternative and Augmentative Communication (AAC), their familes, strategic and operational heads within health boards, local authority social work and education departments and the voluntary sector

Who is the guidance for?

This document should be read by:

  • People who use AAC,*† their families and carers.
  • Strategic and operational heads within Health Boards, local authority Social Work and Education Departments, and the voluntary sector.
  • Speech and language therapists, social workers, teachers, learning support teachers, educational psychologists, and staff in further and higher education.

For the purposes of this document AAC does not include:

  • Individuals who use assistive technologies to support communication difficulties as a consequence of sensory impairment.
  • Individuals for whom English is not their first language and where there is no communication difficulty in their first language.


Email: Peter Kelly

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