Understanding Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)
- G.E.A.R. Parent Network
AAC refers to systems and devices that aid communication for those who find it difficult to speak. Children and adults with severe speech or language
problems may need to find other ways to communicate. We all use forms of AAC every day. You may have seen someone write in a notebook to answer a
question or perhaps you have seen people using gestures to communicate or seen someone point to pictures or push buttons on a computer that speaks for
them. These are all forms of augmentative and alternative communication or AAC. Join us to learn what AAC is, what the benefits are, and who can
assess what might be the best type of system or device for the child or person.