Augmentative and Alternative Communication

Augmentative and Alternative Communication

The term Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) covers a wide range of techniques that support or replace spoken communication.

AAC techniques use a person’s abilities to compensate for their difficulties with speech and aim to make communication as quick, simple and effective as possible when speech is impaired.

Some examples of AAC include gestures, signing, symbols, communication boards and books, as well as powered and computerised devices.

Your child’s Speech and Language Therapist will conduct assessment before trialling different forms of AAC for your child.

Please contact your therapist if you have any queries about particular advice for your child.

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