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Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)

Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)

When language and speech impairments, like aphasia, apraxia and dysarthria, make communicating difficult, Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) tools can be used to support, or provide an alternative to, spoken communication.
Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)

AAC systems include:

  • No and low-technology communication aids

    • Picture communication boards

    • Use of gestures

    • Drawing pictures

    • Writing

  • High-technology communication aids

    • Speech Generating Devices (SGDs)

    • Tablet computers

    • Apps

These systems can be a temporary communication solution while speech and language skills are improving, or may be a permanent mode of communication for their users. 

AAC systems  ensure that the user is able to participate successfully in social situations in the home, community and/or workplace.

Call me today for more information about AAC options and treatment.

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Skilled speech therapy was very beneficial to me. It helped me to understand how cognitive impairment interferes with finding words and speaking more fluently so that I could be understood and suffer less frustration. I was given speech exercises that train the brain. These speech exercises continue to be very helpful. Thank you Jessica!
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