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The AAC Hub

Welcome to the specialist hub service for complex Alternative and Augmentative Communication (AAC) - the AAC hub.  We are a multidisciplinary team - part of Wales’ Electronic Assistive Technology Service (EATS) based at Rookwood Hospital in Cardiff.

Communication Aids – What  We do

We provide:

  • equitable specialist AAC services across Wales for children and adults with complex communication needs
  • integrated assessment and provision of high tech equipment for communication needs and environmental control
  • appropriate assessment, review, trial of equipment, review of trials, provision of equipment
  • where appropriate high tech AAC systems as a long term loan to Service Users
  • support and training to local professionals and others supporting the use of the equipment.

We work with health professionals from health boards across Wales who make referrals to us and continue to support our service users. These are the spokes to our hub and we are committed to very close working with them.  

What else does the National Centre for Electronic Assistive Technology do?

Complex communication aids, is just one part of the Electronic Assistive Technology Service.  We also provide devices and support for environmental control, access to computers and functional electrical stimulation. Our assessments and provision for assistive technology will cover both needs for communication  and environmental  controls in an integrated way.

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