As AAC service lead Helen is responsible for our provision of specialised communication aids throughout our region. Helen has joint responsibility for this role with Andrea Kirton. For most of Helen’s career prior to the AT team Helen worked with children, predominantly in Special Schools and Child Development Centres. Helen has responsibility for the developing and implementing the team’s training and education. Helen says: “I have always had an interest in Alternative and Augmentative Communication and have specialised in this area for the past seven years, working as part of the paediatric Speech and Language Therapy teams in Bradford and Doncaster. I have a keen interest in the implementation of AAC with children, particularly those with Autism.” Related Publications AAC technology: what’s in a name?