Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)

Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) is a valuable tool to provide individuals with multiple forms of communication for expressing basic needs and engaging in social interactions. Our Speech-Language Pathologists have the expertise to work with clients and their families to identify, evaluate, and train individuals on a variety of forms of alternative communication. These include communication apps available on the Ipad, dedicated communication technology (e.g., Dynavox Maestro), written communication (reading and writing) and PECS (Picture Exchange Communication System). It is our goal to build a variety of communication options that can be generalized into the natural settings of life.

Below is a list of some of the skills targeted by Augmentative and Alternative Communication.

This list is not inclusive.

  • Language concepts

  • Interactive play/leisure skills with device

  • Conversational skills

  • Visual scanning abilities

  • Basic reading/spelling skills for alternative communication

  • Device navigation skills

  • Parent/family training

  • Device programming

  • Assist in acquiring new devices