Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)


What is AAC?

"Augmentative and Alternative Communication" (AAC) includes all forms of communication (other than oral speech) that are used to express thoughts, needs, wants, and ideas.  Children and adults with speech or language challenges may benefit from the use of a dedicated AAC system to provide them with a way to communicate, to supplement their existing speech, or replace speech that is not functional.  

SLPIM is able to provide AAC evaluations, recommend an appropriate  AAC system, and implement AAC with clients and their families.  

The goal of AAC implementation at SLPIM is to provide clients with  limited verbal skills with the most appropriate system to allow them to  say what they want to say as efficiently as possible. 


AAC is more than nouns:

We help our clients learn to use AAC across environments and  activities, for a variety of communication purposes including  requesting, commenting, responding, labeling, and asking questions.  

Our  therapists have experience with various forms of AAC, including:

  • Communication boards
  • PECS
  • LAMP
  • Tobii Dynavox
  • TouchChat
  • Proloquo2Go 
  • GoTalk
  • CoreScanner
  • And many more