AAC

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:

  • Children who have limited verbal output and are working with a speech therapist.
  • Children who have autism or related developmental delays.
  • Since there is a wide range of options, many children can benefit from this method of communication. AAC will also look different for every individual to meet his or her unique communication needs.

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.

AAC - Chicago Speech Therapy Services

Are you concerned about your child’s progress in speech and language development?

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Are you concerned about your child’s progress in speech and language development?

Contact Karen
Contact Karen & Chicago Speech Therapy