Deciding on the right communication aid
There are many aids available on the market. Some AAC users may need more than one communication aid, so it may come down to personal preference. We recommend getting specialist help to make the decision.
There are many issues to consider, including:
- Have you had a specialist assessment for AAC?
- What are your communication skills like now and what do you hope they will become?
For example, are you just learning to use written words, or are you still too young for that? Have you lost the ability to read easily following an illness?
- Do you find it easy or quite challenging to hit keys on a keyboard?
Would it help if you had another way of selecting letters, words or pictures?
- What about cost? Your decision may be affected by how much the communication aid may cost and where you would get funding for it.
Things you may want to look into: assessment
Disclaimer: while we believe these information sources to be accurate, we strongly advise you to make your own independent enquiries.