Augmentative & Alternative Communication
What is AAC?
Any form of communication that supplements and/or compensates for verbal language.
How does AAC work?
AAC supports language by decreasing frustration when unable to verbally communicate needs, provides speech and language models to support verbal communication, and allows for a deeper connection with adults and peers when complex language needs are present.
Examples of AAC
Manual signs, finger signs, objects, symbols, pictures, photos, gestures, speech generating devices