What is AAC?
Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) refers to all communication that supplements natural speech. It may enhance spoken and/or written language abilities, improve social/pragmatic language development, stimulate the use of speech, and facilitate the educational and vocational process. Augmentative communication may make the use of symbols, aids, techniques, and strategies to compensate for impairment and disabilities patterns that are common to people with severe expressive communication disorders.
Generally, AAC is the use of different types of equipment to allow those who have a communication disability to express themselves in various ways. Equipment ranges in abilities from cause/effect, allowing basic choice making, limited expressions, ability to control their environment (i.e. music, tv, computer, etc.) and the ability to communicate novel thoughts and ideas.
Inspiring Talkers has therapists that specialize in AAC Speech Therapy. Contact us to learn more.
Traditional Speech-language therapy services for children
Our therapists specialize in speech therapy for children through young adults, including Early Intervention (age 0 to 3 years), Preschool (age 3 to 5 years), and School-age (6+ years). Therapists will provide:
- Comprehensive Evaluations, with written report of results
- Therapy sessions designed to meet individual needs
- Practice activities provided to enhance therapy progress
- Constant Feedback and Resources Available to Families
We can help!
Inspiring Talkers can help with a full range of speech-language difficulties including:
- Receptive and Expressive Language Disorders (difficulty understanding and/or expression)
- Articulation Disorders (speech sound production disorder)
- Oral-Motor disorders
- Auditory Processing Disorders
- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD)