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National Centre for Electronic Assistive Technology (EAT)

Hub - covering: 
Wales (North and South)
Service
Area covered 

Wales (North and South)

Population served 

All ages.

We provide:

  • equitable specialist AAC services across Wales for children and adults with complex communication needs
  • integrated assessment and provision of high tech equipment for communication needs and environmental control
  • appropriate assessment, review, trial of equipment, review of trials, provision of equipment
  • where appropriate high tech AAC systems as a long term loan to Service Users
  • support and training to local professionals and others supporting the use of the equipment.
Services provided 

A service is offered to communication impaired individuals of any age group throughout North and South Wales for assessment of suitable alternative or augmentative means of communication. A limited short term loans bank of equipment is available for assessment. Follow-up advice and support can be arranged for users of new Alternative and Augmentative Communication (AAC) devices.

Referral process 

We work with health professionals from health boards across Wales who make referrals to us and continue to support our service users. These are the spokes to our hub and we are committed to very close working with them.