Communication and children with cerebral palsy podcast

Presented by Katie Lyon and Gemma Holleran

Do you want to learn more about children with cerebral palsy and how they communicate? The Communication and Inclusion Resource Centre’s Katie Lyon and Gemma Holleran feature on a free podcast for the Centre of Research Excellence- Cerebral Palsy hosted by the Royal Children’s Hospital on this very topic. It’s titled “Alternative and Augmentative Communication in children with cerebral palsy” .

Children with cerebral palsy often benefit from Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC). AAC can be used instead of speech or when speech is difficult to understand. It includes things like communication books, apps on an iPad or a tablet and the use of key word sign.

There is lots to learn about AAC and how to get started with a young child. It’s never too early to get started with a communication system and AAC does not delay speech development.

Listen to the podcast to hear:

  • What causes communication difficulties in children with cerebral palsy
  • Myths and benefits of using AAC
  • What’s new in AAC and technology

Download the free podcast to learn more.

Download the free handout for links to more resources, articles and tips for getting started with AAC.

Still want to know more about AAC?

Contact a CIRC Speech Pathologist on 03 9843 2000 or email us on