Communication starts from birth. Key word signing and the use of gesture have been shown to have
a positive impact on language development and use. Learning to move for communication is not easy
for some people. Even pointing can be a tricky movement to master.
Creative thinking can be called for to enable communication to be available all the time.
As long as there is a reliable and controlled movement it should be possible to harness communication.
Literacy is integral to all augmentative and alternative communication (ACC).
Options uses a variety of strategies, including PROMPT, Cued Articulation
and the use of music and biofeedback to facilitate speech development.
People with CCN often use both high and low tech communication devices.
Options works closely with other team members to secure communication where the technology
meets the person’s needs with consideration to the needs of communication partners and the
environment where assistive technology is to be used.