Augmentative and Alternative Communication
What is Augmentative and Alternative Communication?
Augmentative and alternative communications (AAC) covers all forms of communication outside of oral speech. Everybody uses some sort of AAC with facial expressions, body language, writing and pictures.
People with severe speech or language issues rely on AAC to replace or supplement traditional speech. Special communication aids, such as communication boards or electronics devices, help people express themselves and boost their self confidence.
What are the types of AAC?
When children and adults are unable to perform normal communication, there are two different options. The Boise Speech and Hearing Clinic can identify and help with whatever AAC is best for each individual situation. We are constantly learning new techniques to better help our clients communicate.
Unaided Communication Systems
Aided Communication Systems
Augmentative and Alternative Communication Devices
Rian has extensive experience in a wide variety of AAC devices and was co-director of an Assistive Technology Team for 7 years. With a wide range of knowledge, she can help those in need of an AAC device learn how to use one to help boost their communication skills and self confidence. To learn more about AAC devices, contact us today.