AAC refers to augmentative systems required by some individuals to support their communication. This may include signing, use of visual systems such as symbols and high tech communication aids.
Mentoring is a way of giving time and support to another person to help them make changes in their lives. Mentors will have had relevant life experience and an understanding of what another person is going through or what their concerns are.
ATtherapy work with a number of people of all different ages who use AAC systems to support them to communicate. Learning to use something new to communicate can be very difficult.
All of the mentors employed at ATtherapy have high technology communication aids to support them to express themselves clearly. They are skilled communication aid users who are passionate about inspiring others to see what can be achieved by using communication aids.
Mentoring sessions can take place at home, in school/college or in the community. Mentors plan sessions around the individual’s motivations and aspirations ensuring they also embed speech and language therapy aims. Mentors have a diverse role and work with the team around the individual including input with their parents /carers, friends and professionals who work with them.