Augmentative & Alternative Communication (AAC)

AAC includes all of the ways we share our ideas and feelings without talking.

 

Types of AAC

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Watch as Ahmed Ali delivers his graduation speech via communication device.

 

Meet Elizabeth Bonker, a non-speaking autistic woman who delivered the commencement speech at Rollins College via AAC.

 

This video gives a brief glimpse into how Tyler, who has cerebral palsy and a significant visual impairment progressed from not having a way to talk, to learning to navigate through 8 word choices, and eventually being able to navigate through thousands of words to say whatever he wants to say.

 

October is AAC Awareness Month

 

This video shows the importance of teaching core vocabulary to individuals with disabilities. It is a powerful video.

 

Not Being Able to Speak is Not the Same as Not Having Anything to Say

These videos show some of the different ways our kids can communicate!

Kingston and Dad

Watch Kingston use gestures and jargon to talk sports with Dad.

Car Talk

These toddlers are using American Sign Language to communicate with their family.

Bubbles

Nico uses a picture exchange system to excitedly ask for bubbles!

 

Learn More About AAC

AAC Information

What is AAC?  Check out ASHA's extensive information on Alternative and Augmentative Communication.

CSH Camp Chatterbox

Camp Chatterbox is a one week overnight camp for children and young adults, ages 5-22, who use synthesized Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) devices. All campers participate in a range of social, recreational, and educational activities to promote use of their communication systems and interact with other children.

How Parents and Teachers Can Support Children Using AAC

A guide for parents and teachers from Speech and Language Kids.

Boardmaker Educational Supports

During this unprecedented time, at home learning has become essential.  Every week, Boardmaker will release a new set of "At Home Learning" resources.

AAC Daily Schedule

This picture schedule depicts common daily routines.

AAC Institute

AAC Institute is a not-for-profit, charitable organization dedicated to the most effective communication for people who rely on augmentative and alternative communication (AAC).

Digital Morning Routine with Visuals

A quick interactive power-point morning routine that can be used with Zoom

AAC & You

A handout for parents.

PrAACtical AAC

Video of the Week.