Augmentative/Alternative Communication (AAC)

  • AAC provides individuals with severe communication disabilities the opportunity to have a voice and be heard.

  • AAC Evaluations

    AAC Evaluations are used to assess and determine if a student would benefit from communication support, such as an aided AAC system.  The initial meeting with the student's family, caregivers, and educational team is held via a virtual platform and followed by a 1:1 in-person assessment with the student.  A comprehensive report with individualized recommendations is provided following the evaluation.

    AAC Evaluative Consultations

    AAC Evaluative Consultations are used to assess and determine if a student's existing communication system is sufficient to meet their individual needs.  A brief summary with recommendations is provided following the consultation. 

    AAC Support Trainings

    AAC Support Trainings focus on programming and implementing use of a student's aided AAC system specific to their individualized needs.  This may include completing a basic set-up, modifying existing pages, and customizing overlays for communication systems.  Trainings are held via a virtual platform.

    AAC Collaborative Coaching

    Through a Whole Team Approach, our AAC specialists will support your educational staff (e.g. teachers, therapists, paraprofessionals, behaviorists, etc.) in implementing AAC with current users throughout the school year.  We will help to identify and establish more natural communication opportunities within the classroom and therapeutic environments.  Through the use of an Aided Language Stimulation Approach, we will guide your educational staff in how they may foster student's language development and use across a variety of contexts using their AAC system.

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