Augmentative Alternative Communication (AAC) refers to any method of sharing feelings and ideas in any way other than speech. It could be as simple as writing in a notebook or as complicated as an electronic device that is controlled by the movement of the eyes. Other forms of AAC may include Sign language, gesturing, picture communication boards and speech generated devices. We all use AAC every day when we gesture or use facial expression to convey a message without speaking.
Those who have severe speech problems may need a form of AAC to communicate with others. There are many options that may help those people effectively communicate. We as SLPs can help find the best system for you or your loved one. Please contact Speech Therapy Services today at 229-246-4088 to take the first step towards independent communication. For more information visit https://www.asha.org/public/speech/disorders/AAC/