AAC Clinic

We provide an assessment and support service to children and adults who have difficulty communicating using speech.

Augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) refers to any form of communication that improves, supports or even replaces speech and writing. This can include using sign language, pictures and technology to help people communicate. We work together with clients, families and their local teams to find a way for the client to communicate to their best ability.

MDT Team: Occupational Therapist, Speech and Language Therapist

General Referral Criteria:

  • Neurodevelopmental disorders with complex physical needs or medical needs
  • Age range 0-18 (adults are also seen in this service)
  • Presentation with difficulties with verbal communication related to motor speech difficulties
  • Identified local team member available to attend the appointment and to take responsibility for implementation of recommendations
  • Recent assessment of communication skills/needs completed with report available

General Exclusion Criteria:

  • No identified local team member (SL/OT) available to implement recommendations
  • A recent assessment of communication skills not available

Contact Email:

Download the Referral Form

Return to specialistreferrals@crc.ie
or Specialist Services Referrals, CRC, Vernon Avenue, Clontarf, Dublin 3