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Offering Alternative Communication Options Positive living and learning for people with epilepsy and other complex needs

Offering Alternative Communication Options

One of our children in the School had virtually no verbal communication. Staff were keen to increase his ability to communicate and starting using a 'Look to Talk' book, where he used eye gaze to communicate.

As this was successful, the Therapy Team suggested an Eye Gaze device, and they worked with him and his staff team to optimise the device and help the child use it as an effective form of communication. He is now able to engage with others, make requests and comments, tell jokes and generally converse. His social skills have vastly improved; he has been given a voice having previously lived previously in a very silent world.

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