People communicate in lots of different ways. As a result, there are different ways that people have difficulties. People with physical disability sometimes have difficulties with
If you have difficulty communicating by speech alone, you may need to use other ways to communicate. Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) is the term used to describe these other ways of communicating. AAC is used alongside your natural communication skills and might include using signing, gesture, symbols, or specialised computers to speak your message for you. Our Speech and Language Therapists provide expert assessment and help to enable you to communicate as well as you can.
Some babies, children and adults with physical disabilities have difficulty with eating, drinking and swallowing. These difficulties include
These difficulties can affect their health, nutrition and safety. If you are having these kind of difficulties, we will work with Occupational Therapy, Nutrition and Dietetics and the Medical neuro-disability team services to find out what makes eating, drinking and swallowing difficult for you. We work with you and your family as a team to find ways to make eating and drinking safe.