A Quick Guide to AAC

Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) temporarily or permanently compensates for impairments of individuals with severe disorders of speech-language production and/or comprehension (ASHA, 2004).

AAC often includes learning a new symbol and language system that is organized on a communication board or device.

Indiana Assistive Technology Act program (Indata) Assistive Technology Update Podcast with Carol Page: Augmentative and Alternative Communication


First Things First: Assessment Implementation
Object, Photo, or Picture Symbols Functional Communication
Message Selection Troubleshooting
AAC Devices Resources
Writing Meaningful Objectives for AAC Users

By Carol A. Page, PhD, CCC-SLP, ATP

With special thanks to:

Sarah Scarborough, MA, CCC-SLP, Stacy Springer, MS, OTR/L
Patricia D. Quattlebaum, MSP, CCC-SLP, Lily Nalty, MA, CCC-SLP,
and Karen Long, PhD, CCC-SLP


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