• WHAT WE DO
    WHAT WE DO

    Trinh Foundation Australia works to assist the Vietnamese people to establish Speech Therapy as a profession in their country. We collaborate with our Vietnamese partners to create ...

  • VOLUNTEER
    VOLUNTEER

    You can volunteer for Trinh Foundation in a number of ways – and you don’t have to leave the country, if you don’t want to. We are always looking for volunteers, to travel to Vietnam ...

  • CURRENT WORK
    CURRENT WORK

    TFA works in partnership with a number of educational and clinical institutions throughout Vietnam to deliver on our mission of bringing speech therapy to Vietnam ...

The Needs of People who use Augmentative and Alternative Communication in Vietnam

This year TFA, in partnership with Humanity and Inclusion, conducted an assessment of digital technologies used in Vietnam by people with communication disability. The aim of this project was to gain an understanding about the needs of Vietnamese people with communication disability and how best they might be supported. Surveys and interviews were completed by speech therapists, special education teachers, and families of children with communication disability, to gather information about current use and needs. The findings of the assessment revealed that low-tech AAC is widely used, however families require training, and there is a need for culturally relevant resources. High-tech AAC is just emerging, with very few apps available that are inexpensive, available on different devices and offer alternative access. Based on these findings, recommendations include:

  • The need to build awareness in the community about AAC
  • The need for training and support for families and professionals who work with people who use AAC
  • Translation of appropriate apps: the figure above shows AAC apps to be considered in Vietnam

Apps that are already available in Vietnamese (or soon to be)

Apps with potential for limited use in Vietnam

Recommended apps for translation in Vietnamese

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Graduate Stories

How Vietnam’s first 33 graduate speech therapists are helping the people who need them.

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