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Communicating Beyond Spoken Words: Augmentative and Alternative Communications (AAC)

In recognition of National Speech-Language-Hearing Month, we are shedding light on Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)! AAC is one way that a person may communicate without talking. Augmentative means to add to someone's speech. Alternative means to be used instead of speech. People of all ages can use AAC if they have trouble with speech or language skills.

A person might use technology to communicate, or a child might point to pictures on a board to express themselves. There is no one-size-fits-all tool, which is why it's important for families to consult with a speech-language pathologist (SLP) who has experience with AAC. These professionals can help your child develop a reliable communication system. Learn more in this article from


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