AAC Support Team
As a team we aim to provide a high level of support to meet each pupil's Alternative and Augmented Communication (AAC) needs.
We provide specialist knowledge of AAC to families and professionals, assessments for access to assistive technology needs and communication aids, technical support, mounting solutions, paper base solutions and training for staff, families and professionals.
We aim to have a multi-disciplinary approach to ensure that all professionals are involved when making decisions regarding different aspects of using assistive technology and a pupil's AAC.
We work alongside the specialist HUBS- Communication Aid Service, East of England (CASEE) and Assistive Communication Service (ACS), NHS and Private Speech and language Therapy Team, NHS and private Occupational Therapist and Physiotherapist.
Within our roles we aim to provide each pupil who requires AAC support with equipment that reflects their ability, interests, needs and wants. We work closely with the pupil, their families and class team to ensure this
We ensure that we are up to date with the most current forms of assistive technology and AAC, to enable us to provide the specialist knowledge for assessments of all pupils’ access to technology or their communication aids.
We are responsible for:
Access to technology, hardware for VOCAs (Voice Output Communication Aids), mounting solutions for VOCAs.
Specialist Support for;
Technical support for VOCA, technical support for mounting solutions, specialist software.
Training – VOCA hardware, access and mounting solution;
For all school staff, for families and carers.
Programming, editing, upgrading and updating;
All AAC, this includes both paper base and powerbase.
Funded by Education or Health – this will be supported by the AAC Support Team.
Support in holiday times - Holiday VOCA Support/Contact information
If you experience any issues with your child’s VOCA during the holidays, please see contact details below for technical repairs, software and who to contact if there is a cost to the repair due to warranty expiring.
Tel: 01684 578868
Contact: Ian Foulger
Tel: 01476 512881 Mobile: 07799 697903
Tel: 0114 307 2364
Tobii returns procedure:
Tobii contact form:
For Grid 3 / Grid for iPad Software queries please contact:
Tel: 01684 578868
Authorisation of repairs
Funded by CASEE
Tel: 01223 349 401
Funded by ACS
Tel: 0208 102 4069
Members of AAC Team:
L Swaine- Specialist AAC Technician
C Bartlett- Specialist AAC Technician
H Peach- AAC Assistant