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An AAC Journey

Thursday, February 11, 2021

Having qualified as a Speech and Language Therapist in 2005, much of my career has been spent supporting Individuals with Special Educational Needs, particularly those with more severe and complex needs who face daily challenges with communication. I was therefore more than a little excited to hear about Elklan’s new e-learning course ‘Supporting Adults and Children using AAC’. Courses in this specialist area are like gold dust, incredibly scarce, and recent experience of working with a young man in my local area using a specialist app on his tablet had left me questioning my clinical decision-making skills and pondering what to do next, and how to set appropriate and meaningful goals. I was keen to ascertain if methods of supporting individuals in this field had changed and, more importantly, was there knowledge I was missing?