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The benefits of AAC
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AAC can have a dramatic impact on each child's life, enabling him/her to:

  • Express their feelings.
  • Ask questions and say what they need.
  • Feel good about themselves.
  • Develop relationships with their friends and family.
  • Participate in school, work and play.
  • Be involved in decisions about their future.


Some children or young people with CLDD and SLD are also empowered to:

  • Live an independent life.
  • Gain employment.
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The information featured here has been sourced from 'Other ways of speaking: supporting children and young people who have no speech or whose speech is difficult to understand'.

(The Communication Trust)