Alternative and Augmentative Communication (AAC)

About AAC

Often, people with speech and/or motor disabilities are left in silence because they do not have the tools needed to communicate and participate in the world around them. AAC is any method (device, system, or technique) that helps a person with significant communication challenges communicate more effectively. 

Examples include:

  • A student uses his or her communication device to answer a question in class.

  • Someone points to a picture of food on the menu at a restaurant.

  • At home, an adult uses an AAC device to call his or her doctor.

Communication isn’t just speech! It’s the process of giving and receiving information between people and can be achieved in many different ways. 

About AAC

Often, people with speech and/or motor disabilities are left in silence because they do not have the tools needed to communicate and participate in the world around them. AAC is any method (device, system, or technique) that helps a person with significant communication challenges communicate more effectively. 

Examples include:

  • A student uses his or her communication device to answer a question in class.

  • Someone points to a picture of food on the menu at a restaurant.

  • At home, an adult uses an AAC device to call his or her doctor.

Communication isn’t just speech! It’s the process of giving and receiving information between people and can be achieved in many different ways. 

Tobii Dynavox

Tobii Dynavox is an AAC company that provides communication apps, speech generating devices, eye trackers and eye gaze-enabled devices for individuals with disabilities and special needs who require AAC. Consults are available from the local Tobii Dynavox representative to determine the best communication device for our clients.