Augmentative and Alternative Communication Systems (AAC)

Are you or a loved one experiencing difficulty with oral communication? Augmentative and Alternative Communication systems, also known as AAC, are a multimodal rehabilitation option that helps patients utilize unaided and aided modes to effectively communicate. These modes include gestures, vocalizations, manual signs, aided communication, and more.

What Is The Difference Between Aided And Unaided Communication?

AAC systems incorporate two main forms of communication; aided and unaided. While these are different from one another, a patient can utilize only one or both types of communication.

    1. Aided Communication: This mode requires support from external devices such as writing, technological devices such as computers or tablets, photographs, and more for communication.

    2. Unaided Communication: This form of communication utilizes regular, nonspeaking means including gestures, facial expressions, body language, sign language, and more.

Our knowledgeable speech-language pathologists fully assess the ability, needs, and diagnosis of every patient, helping to determine the most effective AAC system for every individual who comes through our doors.

Augmentative and alternative communication systems are highly effective solutions for patients who want to improve their verbal communication in school, at work, with friends and family, and more. Contact us to schedule your AAC evaluation today!