Access to Communication & Technology Unit

The mission of the service is to support the individual’s communication, independence, quality of life and participation in society. This service is given by Speech & Language Therapists and Occupational Therapists. 

ACTU offers two services: Augmentative & Alternative Communication (AAC) and Electronic Assistive Technology (EAT). The AAC service is designed to support individuals who present with complex communication needs. The main goal of this service is to assess and make recommendations for AAC systems and devices and access to them, and to support the implementation. The Electronic Assistive Technology (EAT) service provides assessment for alternative access to the computer as well assessments for environmental control.​
 
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NEW!

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The Access to Communication & Technology Unit will be presenting an online seminar about the use of Augmentative & Alternative Communication (AAC) throughout the various life stages of a person with complex communication needs. This half-day seminar brings together a number of local professionals including Speech & Language Therapists and Occupational Therapists from Aġenzija Sapport and other service providers in the disability sector, together with a keynote address from Ms Siobhan Long from Enable Ireland.


Date: Friday 20th November 2020
Time: 09:00 – 13:30


Participation is by registration only. Deadline for registrations: Friday 13th November.

This seminar is aimed towards professionals working with children and adults with communication difficulties including teachers, LSEs, Occupational Therapists, Speech & Language Therapists, Social Workers and parents. A certificate of participation will be given upon attendance to this online seminar. 

The seminar will be in English.



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Opening hours:
Monday: 08:00 16:00
Tuesday – Friday: 08:00 - 14:30
 
Address: Sonia Tanti Independent Living Centre, Ħal Far Industrial Estate, Ħal Far.
For location and/or directions click here​

For more information on this service, one may send an email on actu.sapport@gov.mt​ or call on 21653938.

Referral Form:
 
Referral Form: Children and Young People - EN
Guidelines for completing the ACTU Referral Form - EN​​

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Webinars by the ACTU team:
1. Helping families to support AAC users
2. Assistive technology to support writing
3. Supporting reading, writing, speaking & listening for all with Clicker 7
4. Analysing pupils progress and much more - An introduction to Clicker 8 & Clicker Writer
5. Setting up an AAC implementation plan for AAC users at home - practical activities and examples

Resources:
ACTU Webinar 2 - AT to Support Writing
Clicker 7 tutorials in Maltese​ (source: https://www.pearltrees.com)

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