12 Tips for Augmentative and Alternative Communication
Augmentative and Alternative Communication covers a range of strategies and tools which help children communicate. These may be simple letter or picture boards, or very sophisticated computer-based systems.
Since 1990, Pace has been changing the lives of children with neurodisabilities. The unique Pace approach puts your child and family at the heart of everything we do. We run a therapy centre, as well as a specialist school in Aylesbury in Buckinghamshire, and provide online resources and support.
Bella-Skye’s increased tone makes it difficult for her to use her hands with accuracy and, without intervention, significantly limits how she can access and explore her environment. Bella-Skye is a highly motivated pupil and will always try her best, even when she finds tasks really hard.
Maisie was born by emergency C-section. The blood flow between Maisie and her mother’s placenta had reversed and she was born with
very little blood in her body. She needed to be resuscitated and had a number of seizures.
Joey is 7 years old has a diagnosis of Periventricular Cerebral Palsy which affects all areas and in particular his lower limbs, trunk
and left arm and hand, but his difficulties extend beyond these physical challenges. Joey started Pace in September 2017 and during his first visit it was clear that he was a very self-conscious little boy who found his body very difficult to use resulting in him being withdrawn, lacking self-confidence and self esteem. Therefore, building Joey’s social and emotional mental health was as important as developing his physical skills.
Let’s be clear: you are not alone. If you are worried about your child’s development or if you are the parent of a child with a neurodisability, if you are a practitioner or volunteer, you’re part of the Pace family. Sometimes the best support comes from people who walk in your shoes. Join our online parent community and connect with people who care.