Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)
Sometimes children need help communicating when their mouth is just not working for them. AAC can be “low tech” such as a communication board/book or “high tech” such as a Speech Generating Device (SGD). Better yet, sometimes it’s a means to an end.
I aim to find the best fitting mode of communication for your child at a given time so that they can fully participate in the richness of social communication. Parents are encouraged to be present for therapy to learn how to implement AAC into everyday activities.
Some populations of children who may benefit from the use of AAC include: profound speech sound disorders, Childhood Apraxia of Speech CAS), or developmental disorders (Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, Autism).