What is AAC?

Many people with complex communication require the use of Augmentative and Alternative Communication tools (known as AAC). AAC encompasses all forms of communication, either in addition to, or alternative to spoken language.

When do you need AAC?

Children and adults are considered for an AAC system when their verbal language doesn’t meet their communication needs. This assessment is made by a qualified Speech Pathologist who can work with you to find the best mode of communication. Everyone is different, so recommendations are made with the individual on a case-by-case basis.

The term AAC refers to all alternative communication systems including paper based boards, low technology (e.g. communication books) and high technology systems (e.g. iPads, dedicated communication devices).

Types of AAC

Aided (involving the use of an aid like a computer device or picture)

Unaided communication (no additional aids required such as key word sign).







Above is a demonstration of the key word sign for “more”.

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