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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
Telephone
E-mail
erica.walwyn@highfurlong.blackpool.sch.uk

Where to go

Name
The Communications Room
Address
Highfurlong Special School
Blackpool Old Road
Blackpool
Postcode
FY3 7LR

Time / Date Details

When is it on
Thursdays - 1pm to 4pm (Term Time only)
Time of day
Afternoon
Session Information
1pm to 4pm - Term Time only

Other Details

Costs

Details

Available on request. Dependent on service required e.g. assessment, training, loan of equipment, etc.

Availability

Referral required
 Yes
Referral Details

Referral:

Self-referral, from parents or education staff

 

Referral process:

Contact Erica Walwyn at Highfurlong then you will be sent an initial referral form to complete.

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 Last updated: 01 Jul 2020