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

Personal experience
  • Beth Moulam

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 
Age Group 
All Ages
Topic of interest to people who use AAC
Primary school
Secondary school transition