SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, December 6 (EUROPA PRESS) –
The Cabildo of Tenerife, through the ‘My Eyes Fly’ project, has recently developed a training session aimed at health professionals at the Information Center for Autonomous Living (CIVAT) to improve care for people with complex communication needs. .
Specifically, speech therapists, speech therapists and doctors from the Canary Islands University Hospital and the Nuestra Señora de Candelaria University Hospital participated, who in their professional performance intervene in improving the communication skills of people with difficulties in this area.
This training was designed by Sinpromi’s social technological innovation area, which in recent years has experienced a growing increase in the request for advice related to the field of accessible communication, as well as the request for devices and support products, to exercise the right to communication of people with disabilities or degenerative diseases.
The Minister of Social Action, Águeda Fumero, wanted to highlight this initiative, which “is aligned with the social management policies that we promote from the Cabildo, focused on guaranteeing equal opportunities among all citizens.” “To achieve this objective, it is essential to establish lines of collaborative work between the health field and the social field,” highlighted Fumero.
With this objective, Sinpromi makes CICAT available to users and professionals, as a reference center in the Canary Islands in terms of personal autonomy, providing personalized advice on support products, applications and technological resources to improve communication.
The training focused on the theoretical and practical framework of augmentative and alternative communication, with the aim of improving care for people with complex communication needs.