We welcome everyone from people who have experienced communication impairments since infancy but have never been given effective augmentative communication strategies, to people who have acquired disabilities in adulthood due to medical conditions.
Our goal is to assess their communication needs to find the communication strategies that will best assist them to re-establish their confidence.
Augmentative communication is a relatively new field. The technology and techniques used have changed very significantly since we opened in 1986, and government funding for communication aids has only been readily available for all Victorians for the past decade.
Consequently, many adults who need communication aids and have the potential to use them, have never had the opportunity.
We recommend that the communication of any adult who is not communicating fluently, and who has not had an individual assessment or review by a specialist in augmentative communication in the past 5 years, is due for review.