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The requirement to wear a mask at Holland Bloorview for all members of the team, clients and families will not be changing for the foreseeable future. See our statement for more information.

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The communication and writing aids team work with clients to find the best equipment and methods to enable them to communicate effectively. Services include team assessments, goal setting, consultation, intervention and training in specialized communication systems. Children are assessed in one of two areas: Alternative and augmentative communication – for children who have difficulty with speech. These clients require assistance to communicate and use specialized books or speech devices to help them express themselves independently. Writing aids is the other area - for children who are not able to use a pen to write. The team recommends technology solutions that may include onscreen keyboards, switch activation or word-recognition software.

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