Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)

What is augmentative and alternative communication (AAC)?

Augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) is a system that utilizes multiple components, such as symbols, gestures/signs, speech generating devices and various strategies, to support communication when children or adults need to compensate temporarily or permanently due to difficulties with or in the absence of speech and/or language skills. These tools and strategies can help an individual actively participate in their daily routine or become an independent communicator.

Augmentative and Alternative Communication in the Speech department at MMI

Low-tech AAC tools include:

High-tech AAC tools include: