Augmentative Alternative Communication (AAC) involves one’s ability to communicate nonverbally. AAC can involve the use of gestures, pointing, exchange of pictures, and assisted devices. Assisted devices can be classified as low technology AAC (e.g. switch button, picture book) or high technology AAC (e.g. iPads, AAC applications). Both modalities are crucial in giving an individual a voice, allowing them to effectively communicate with others.
Some individuals with AAC have encountered difficulty with communication due to disabilities including, but not limited to:
At Speak Therapy, let our therapists help you navigate how to select, program, and implement augmentative alternative communication to improve your overall communication. We have experience with leading AAC companies including Dynavox, Lingraphica, and Saltillo.