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Development of an Adult Communication and Assistive Technology Service in East Kent

Session 
6.4
Clinical
  • Matthew Pepper
  • Aejaz Zahid
  • Julie Litchfield
  • Jodie Rogers
Summary

An Adult Communication and Assistive Technology (CAT) Service has been set up in East Kent in the NHS following the establishing of the Children’s CAT Service. The service goal is to provide a core multidisciplinary team, working with other health care professionals within the East Kent, to help assess and support all adults with disabilities and complex needs in the use of communication and assistive technology.

The service has been established to provide a single point of contact with a clear referral pathway for the user where assessment, funding for the provision of equipment, training and long term support.

This presentation will outline the factors which made it possible to develop this service, the service goals, initial experience, and future challenges.

Level of Session 
1
Age Group 
Adult
Interest 
Topic of interest to people who use AAC
Transition