Our Philosophy

Our primary goal for our clients is to enable them to become successful communicators through a total communication approach. This may include gestures, symbols/pictures, verbal speech, and/or an augmentative or alternative communication system. Using a developmental model, we recommend language-based systems that facilitate the emergence of receptive, expressive and pragmatic language abilities, as well as literacy skills. AAC users are most successful when all communication partners actively support the system of choice.

What is AAC

What is AAC

Augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) refers to communication tools and techniques used to supplement communication for people who have difficulty communicating through speech or writing.

AAC includes unaided communication techniques (e.g. pointing, gestures), low technology (e.g., communication books and boards) and high technology AAC (e.g., devices and computers that have voice output).