Complex Communications

Most students in the unit have Complex Communication Needs (CCN) requiring communication methods devised by a Speech and Language Pathologist. Some students have a PODD (Pragmatically Organised Dynamic Display) communication book requiring a communication partner to facilitate communication, or a device. Devices are either accessed by switching or direct access (finger). Some student’s devices are iPads with communication software on them, others are more complex computers. Big Macks and other communication devices are used. Regular visits from Novita Staff and the Disability Coordinator offer support for the students.