Access to Communication Speech and Language Therapy
Our aim is to support the development of communication and interaction skills for individuals who have complex communication needs.
We work with individuals and their support networks to build functional and autonomous communication skills
Founder and Lead Speech and Language Therapist
Who are we?
Access to Communication was formed in 2019 by Abigail Lawton following 10 years of working as a Specialist Speech and Language Therapist in both NHS and school settings.
Following a relocation back to South Devon (Dartmouth) where Abi grew up, she made the decision to start her own Speech and Language Therapy service.
Abigail Lawton - Founder & Lead Speech and Language Therapist
We are highly passionate about enabling everyone to have a means of communication. We work with individuals and their support networks to develop new and improve existing communication and or interaction skills and to foster new skills to support the individual to be heard and have more power and autonomy over their own lives.
Much of the work we do is focused on using alternative and augmentative communication (AAC) systems to develop an individual’s functional communication and interaction skills. Either supporting the development of, or providing an alternative to verbal communication.
Our ethos is to place the individual at the centre of our work and establish realistic aims for therapeutic intervention with an individual and their support network.We have experience in working with both children and adults with a range of complex communication needs and associated learning disability.
Free 15 minute consultation
No obligation call to discuss how speech and language therapy could support you and to understand the individual needs.
All Speech and Language Therapists working or acting on behalf of Access to Communication have qualified from university with a BSc in Speech and Language Therapy and have an active memberships with both The Association of Speech and Language Therapists in Independent Practice (ASLTIP) and the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT).