AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication
Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) programs and devices are used at home and at school to help kids communicate their wants and needs. If your child would benefit from AAC, what's the right program or device for them? Learn about some of the most popular options and how to get training and funding for them.
What is AAC, and what kinds of programs and devices are available?
AAC can be anything from an iPad app to a computer with text-to-speech software to a dedicated, portable device. For the many people with disabilities who have difficulties with spoken communication, AAC devices and programs can bring language alive and make communication possible. This comprehensive article explains why it’s never too late to learn AAC, what kinds of devices and programs are available, and how to find funding for them.
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