(Communication, Augmentative, Assistive, Technology)
ELIGIBILITY FOR CAAT TEAM SUPPORT WITHIN MAINSTREAM SETTINGS
Is known to Speech and Language Therapy Service.
Have a successful method of initiation and shows communication intent.
Is able to understand cause and effect- How to get people to do things for them.
Shows communication intent, but is not making themselves understood.
Has experience of using some form of AAC- key words, signs, gestures, symbols or photographs.
Examples of what they might be using include:
Aided language boards/theme mats, use of visual symbols.
Early PECS system.
Adapted communication resources for alternative access.
Likely to require:
A larger amount of topic/activity boards and vocabulary.
Their own communication book for their expression & to demonstrate understanding.
Their own communication aid for their expression & to demonstrate understanding.
Ongoing support for their language development.
ELIGIBILITY FOR CAAT TEAM SUPPORT WITHIN SPECIALIST PROVISION:
Has been provided with AAC/AT support that is not meeting their needs.
Requires specialist advice to support the development of their communication, access to technology and curriculum access.
Ongoing support for their language development to evidence understanding of a range of communicative functions.