Communication Therapy is all about giving our clients a voice and it is the heart of our organisation. We support our clients using a collaborative approach involving the expertise of both a speech pathologist and behaviour therapist.
We do this by helping the individual learn the purposes of communication (e.g. making a request, making a comment, rejecting, and to gain information). We find that many people become discouraged from communicating due to a lack of success in communicating to the people around them who are not understanding what they are trying to communicate. Our focus to help them regain the confidence in communicating and then subsequently build the necessary language to express themselves.
This may involve learning other modes of communication or what we call Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC). AAC may include a combination of Auslan sign language, keyword signs, and low tech and high tech assistive technology.