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The Truth, the Whole Truth, and Nothing but the Truth: Labelled?

Session 
2.1
Personal experience
  • Beth Moulam
Summary

The truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth about my communication. TRUE, I use a high tech communication aid. People often label me a VOCA user. But is it the whole truth? I like to speak but not everyone understands me, like everyone else I also use facial expression and body language and lots of low tech strategies to get across what I need to say.

I will share the different strategies I use to communicate and why my devices are just a part of my everyday communication, but a very important part that I could not be without, especially to make presentations.

I will also talk about how my communication has developed through mainstream primary school and then beginning mainstream secondary school. I am now 15 and I have found a big difference being at a specialist weekly boarding school doing GCSEs where they understand about AAC and my needs.

Level of Session 
1
Age Group 
All Ages
Interest 
Topic of interest to people who use AAC
Primary school
Secondary school transition
Transition
Mainstream
Special