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medical descriptions and terms

diagnosed
diseases
 
and
disorders

Conditions where AAC may help in communication exist at birth or may be acquired in later life.

acquired – a disease or condition/characteristic that is not congenital but develops after birth; common acquired conditions include stroke/CVA, brain injury, brain tumour, dementia, motor neuron(e) disease (MND), multiple sclerosis (MS), Parkinson's disease and Huntington’s disease. These conditions are more common to adults than children.

congenital/developmental – a disease or condition/characteristic that is present at birth and affects a child’s development throughout his/her life. Examples include cerebral palsy (CP), autism (ASD) or Asperger syndrome, Down's syndrome and other learning disabilities, multiple disabilities and complex communication needs (CCN).


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