PRESS RELEASE from Alexis Egerton, Glyndwr University
Monograph: Funding Systems for Assistive Technology (AT) or AAC
Alexis Egerton has Athetoid Cerebral Palsy. Until he was 16 years old he communicated by pointing at letters of the alphabet and signs called Bliss Symbols on a board. He then met David Mason (a Clinical Scientist) who had built Professor Stephen Hawking Communication Device (AAC) and offered to build a similar one for Alexis.
He started to do his PhD in 2006 at Glyndwr University in Wrexham, this work was entitled ‘The Effectiveness of the Present Funding System for Augmentative Alternative Communication Equipment?’ He completed his PhD in the summer of 2011 and graduated in November of 2012 and was presented by the Glyndwr University with the Alpha Kappa Prize for achievements in completing this research degree for what it contributed potentially to the local community.
Surprising enough to Alexis, his research was published into a monograph entitled ‘Funding Systems for Assistive Technology (AT) or Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)’. This publication assists the reader to contextualise the past and present funding systems for this key assistive technology.
A copy of this text can be purchased for the small sum of £21.30 to cover the publishing and packaging costs (£8 of each copy sold will be donated to the ACE Centre) from: [email protected]