Blackpool Communication Aids and Assistive Technology Team (CAAT)
The Highfurlong CAAT team consists of Sarah Alderman (Specialist Speech and Language Therapist) and Erica Smith (nee Walwyn) (Communication Team Coordinator for Education). The team assess individuals with physical and cognitive disabilities who have complex communication difficulties and may be non-verbal or have unclear speech. They then provide a report with recommendations and advice regarding alternative forms of communication. There is an option to trial equipment on a short term basis, to find the most suitable means of communication for the individual.
We also offer support and advice for those who need assistive technology in their educational setting for work output.
Bespoke training and support can also be provided to support
Who to contact
- Contact Name
- Erica Smith (nee Walwyn)
- Contact Position
- Communication Team Co-ordinator
- 01253 392188
Where to go
- The Communications Room
Highfurlong Special School
Blackpool Old Road
- FY3 7LR
Time / Date Details
- When is it on
- Thursdays - 1pm to 4pm (Term Time only)
- Time of day
- Session Information
1pm to 4pm - Term Time only
Available on request. Dependent on service required e.g. assessment, training, loan of equipment, etc.
- Referral required
- Referral Details
Self-referral, from parents or education staff
Contact Erica Walwyn at Highfurlong then you will be sent an initial referral form to complete.