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Developing AAC Policies in Schools

There are now more young people using Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) systems in both mainstream and special schools than ever before. Successful inclusion of these pupils requires a substantial resource commitment, including the planning and implementation of appropriate supportive communication programmes, training of staff, and the involvement of a wide range of professionals working together. So how can schools maximise the effectiveness this commitment?

This freely-downloadable 50-page document offers information and guidelines to local education authorities, schools and health professionals. Contributions from 25 professionals working in the field of AAC have been brought together to summarise the current situation and point the way forward through the promotion of AAC policies. Click on the link in the menu on the right to download the complete document or a two-page summary. Both may be opened with Adobe Acrobat Reader for printing or on-screen reading.

Download the document here.