Augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) benefits individuals who are unable to use verbal speech to communicate. AAC is a clinical area of practice that uses different methods of communication for individuals with communication impairments or disabilities. Various technologies and strategies are used to assist individuals of all ages with varied levels of physical or learning challenges.
Speech generating devices (SDGs) are a form of AAC technology that can assist non-speaking individuals with communication. Using the latest in AAC technology and intervention strategies, specially trained speech-language pathologists (SLPs) provide AAC evaluations and treatments for children and adults with complex communication needs. Collaborative evaluations and treatments with specially trained occupational and physical therapists are also available when needed to optimize access and positioning to AAC technology. AAC evaluations include trials of technology and strategies, assistance with acquiring funding for recommended technology and training.
For more information or to schedule an evaluation, please contact Dr. Susan Fager at 402.413.4506.