Thursday, 3 May 2018
CATCH celebrates European Day of Speech and Language Therapy
Members of CATCH celebrated the European Day of Speech and Language Therapy on March 6 by raising awareness about communication disorders at the University of Sheffield’s Students’ Union.
They teamed up with students from the Department of Human Communication Sciences and to highlight this year’s theme – augmentative and alternative communication (AAC). AAC refers to different communication methods that can be used to support people of all ages who find it difficult to understand and express themselves using speech.
Visitors to the stalls within the Students’ Union were able to find out about the latest research and equipment available. They also experienced using a variety of AAC systems to order cakes and sandwiches. Leading provider of touch and eye tracking based assistive technology hardware and software, Tobii Dynavox, showcased the systems available for those with communication and mobility challenges
The event was a huge success and raised awareness and £90 for Giving Voice!