AAC, or Augmentative and Alternative Communication, are substitutes for spoken speech and language. This can range from low-tech methods, such as picture exchange systems, to high-tech methods, such as an iPad or other electronic devices. There are also mid-tech methods, such as a switch that allows individuals to respond to yes/no questions.
Who May Benefit From AAC:
Chicago Speech Therapy can help children with a wide range of speech and language needs communicate with others, increasing independence in their daily lives. Speech-language pathologists play an integral role in advising on beneficial types of Augmentative and Alternative Communication for children, implementing programs, and encouraging generalization to other environments.