The aim of this project is to review and update existing RCSLT information and resources about AAC and the role of speech and language therapy.

The project objectives and final outputs will be agreed at the first project meeting, but generally will:

  • Provide best practice guidance for RCSLT members.
  • Support members to understand relevant national guidelines, policy and legislation.
  • Collate and signpost to relevant learning resources and frameworks.
  • Summarise relevant evidence and research.
  • Support members in raising awareness of the role of speech and language therapy.
  • Support members to influence local decision makers and budget holders.
  • Provide information and resources for non-RCSLT members (e.g. service users and their families/carers, general public, decision makers and other professionals). 


  • Online guidance and resources for RCSLT members.
  • Online information for a wider audience.

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Please note: The RCSLT aims to ensure that the working group has appropriate representation from each UK country as well as someone with research expertise.

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Deadline for applications: 29th November 2019

Activities and timelines



 Timing (estimated)

 Author working group established December 2019
 Scoping January-February 2020
 Draft member content March-April 
 Member consultation May-June
 Review feedback and update draft June-July 2020
 Draft public content July-August 2020
 External consultation (public content) August-September 2020
 Review feedback and update draft September-October 2020
 Finalise and approve  October-November 2020
Publish and promote  October-November 2020

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