This project is funded by the National Institute of Health Research’s Health Services and Delivery Research Programme.
The project will run over 3 years commencing January 2016.
As part of the project oversight there is an NIHR appointed Advisory Body comprising of 4 experts in the area of the I-ASC research. We welcome their input.
Identifying appropriate symbol communication aids for children who are non-speaking – enhancing clinical decision-making (NIHR: HS&DR Project: 14/70/153)
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