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AAC Children’s Group are super-communicators

In February, Bobath Scotland hosted our annual three-day holiday group for young users of Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC), supported by the Corra Foundation, Scotmid Community Fund and Tesco Bags of Help.

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One in four people with cerebral palsy are unable to use their voice to speak, and use communication books or devices such as tablets or 'eye gaze' computers as their main form of communication.  

The seven children who came to the superhero-themed group had a blast with the therapy team, developing their communication skills and forging friendships with each other. 

The kids used their devices to choose a superhero identity, pick their super powers, and interact with each other during fun games. At the end of the group, the children got the chance to meet with a group of adult AAC users, who had a hoot dressing up in superhero costumes and telling the kids about their various superpowers!   

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The AAC group was partly funded through support from the Corra Foundation after Bobath Scotland won a popular vote in their #LetsChangeThat video competition in December. Support was also contributed through Scotmid’s West Regional Committee Community Grant scheme, and Tesco Bags of Help. 

Commenting on the support received for the group, Virginia Anderson, Head of Fundraising at Bobath Scotland said, 

“Bobath Scotland needs to raise £8.50 of every £10 we spend to deliver our services and support to children and adults with cerebral palsy. 

“We are so grateful to the Corra Foundation, Scotmid and Tesco Bags of Help. Their combined support has enabled us to provide an important opportunity for young AAC users to meet each other, learn from adult AAC users, and develop their communication skills, whilst also having fun!”

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