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.​
 

ACTU 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 more information on this service, one may send an email on actu.sapport@gov.mt​ or call on 21653991.

Referral Forms:
 

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Online Conference 2022

​​Webinars by the ACTU team:
2022:
1. The Latest Assistive Technology from Smartbox and MK Prosopsis
2021:

2020:
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




Online Seminar 2020
AAC: Promoting Independence from Childhood to Adulthood

Resources:
Clicker 7 tutorials in Maltese​ (source: https://www.pearltrees.com)


Access Methods resources:
Developing Mouse Skills​
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Resources to support AAC users:


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