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What is AAC?

Augmentative Alternative Communication (AAC) is an amazing set of tools and strategies that can make a world of difference for people with communication difficulties! From sign language and picture boards to high-tech devices that generate speech, AAC empowers individuals with disabilities to express themselves and participate more fully in educational and vocational activities. It's truly inspiring to see how AAC can transform lives and open up new possibilities for communication and connection.

Augmentative and alternative communication is an area of clinical practice that supplements or compensates for impairments in speech-language production and/or comprehension, including spoken and written modes of communication. AAC falls under the broader umbrella of assistive technology, or the use of any equipment, tool, or strategy to improve functional daily living in individuals with disabilities or limitations.

American Speech Hearing and Language Association

International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication

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