Living life to the full celebrating cerebral palsy, speech and hearing impairments and using Augmentative and Alternative Communication AAC
When I started school, I was provided with an electronic communication aid that was bigger than me. It was a profound moment to realise that everyone could understand me when I pressed on the screen.
My hearing was monitored from a very early age due to my cerebral palsy, I don’t think my parents or I realized what I wasn’t hearing, although we had some early guidance from the teacher...
The key to good communication is having skilled communication partners, who demonstrate active listening skills. In any interaction there is a giver of information and a receiver of the message.