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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.

Testimonials

"My 65 year old sister with cerebral palsy was in need of an update on her communication device. Jessica not only worked with my sister, but our family to learn the new device. I highly recommend Adult Speech Therapy Services." 
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