Services for children and young people in Northamptonshire (aged 0-25) with special educational needs and disabilities.

Greenfields Specialist School for Communication - Alternative and Augmentative Communication Service (AAC)

Type of service:
Schools And Education Providers
Address:
Prentice Court, Northampton, Northamptonshire NN3 8XS
Telephone number:
01604 741960
Service description:
Greenfields Specialist School for Communication (GSSC) is home to Northamptonshire County Council's Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) service.

AAC refers to high-tech communication aids and a range of techniques that are used by individuals who have little or no speech. AAC supports expressive communication, and can also support the development of language. AAC does not prevent a child from speaking. In fact, there are a number of studies that have found AAC might actually encourage speech.

If other schools would like to see AAC in action, please contact the AAC Coordinator at GSSC to arrange a visit. This service is available to all Northamptonshire pupils from pre-school to year 13. Families/schools must ensure any high-tech devices are adequately insured. Families/schools must also commit to supporting the child with any interventions.
Cost:
Contact provider for details
Age range:
0 - 18 years
Eligibility criteria:
  • Age - Early Years (0-5)
  • Age - School (5-18)
  • Location-Specific
  • SEND descriptors
Referral route:
  • Contact service direct
  • No referral needed
Last updated on:
20/11/2017
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