Keycomm

Provide a multi disciplinary service for people with communication disorders who reside in Edinburgh and the Lothians

Aims:

  • To provide a multi disciplinary service for people with communication disorders who reside in Edinburgh and the Lothians
  • To recommend appropriate technology and support
  • To provide training and information for professionals, carers and users about the use and application of technology
  • To provide a long term support service for all those involved with Communication Technology.

services provided:

  • KEYCOMM provides five core services to residents of Edinburgh and the Lothians, which are:-
  • ASSESSMENT: Someone can be referred to KEYCOMM for a complete communication technology assessment. This means filling out a short referral form and then one member of the KEYCOMM team will visit you / user.
  • LOAN BANK OF EQUIPMENT: Items can be borrowed from their extensive loan bank. If a person knows what they want to try, they can call up and see if it is available in the loan bank. Loans are usually made for a period of 3-5 months.
  • TRAINING: Run various training courses. These are usually half day modular courses presented throughout the year on various topics.
  • SUPPORT: Work with the user to develop a communication technology programme for individual patients and their facilitators. We are on hand to meet training and equipment needs.
  • The StoryBag Library is based at KEYCOMM, and is available to individuals with additional support needs and communication difficulties who reside within the Lothian region, for home and school use. The stories within the library are specifically adapted to enable children with communication difficulties take an active role within the storytelling through the use of symbols, and communication aids.
  • OPEN AFTERNOONS: These are times when KEYCOMM can be visited. They make sure all the staff are on hand to answer any questions or show equipment. It is best to call to arrange an appointment.

 

Address

1C Pennywell Road
Edinburgh
EH4 4PH

Phone: 0131 311 7130
Website: http://www.keycomm.weebly.com
Email: deborah.jans@ea.edin.sch.uk
Fax: 0131 332 6871

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