Augmentative Alternative Communication
What is this?
Development of tools and systems to allow those whose natural speech doesn't meet all of their communication needs and that facilitates their independent participation in social exchanges.
Individualized therapy plan includes:
Comprehensive evaluation of a person's nature communication abilities and needs
Identification of assistive technologies, including speech generating devices, that can facilitate communication and participation
Community based therapy activities to promote use of AAC
Communication partner training for supporting a person's use of AAC
Attainment of insurance coverage for speech generating devices