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Ayrshire & Arran AAC Resource

Service
Area covered 

Ayrshire and Arran

Population served 

Children and adults who require AAC services.

Scale 

Approx 40 new referrals to service each year. Clients referred to the resource remain on local SLT’s caseload.

Services provided 

The SLT from the AAC resource provides assessment services and short and long term loans of equipment, support and training to the client, carers, family members, and to therapists and other professionals. Training is also provided to NHS staff and education across the three local authority areas covered by NHS Ayrshire and Arran. The SLT from the AAC Resource provides ongoing technical support and maintains a loan bank of equipment.

Staffing 

- Specialist Speech and Language Therapist (18 hours per week)
- Speech and Language Therapy Assistant (7 hours per week)

Funded by 

NHS Ayrshire and Arran Health Board

Permanent or project 

Permanent

Year set up 

1996

Referral process 

Open referral system to AAC Resource, though the majority of referrals come from SLT’s.