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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

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