This refers to other ways of communicating, not speech. Augmentative communication usually refers to non-verbal communication used together with speech. This could be the use of signing, picture symbols or software alongside talking. Alternative communication usually means using an alternative means of communication instead of speech.
The use of AAC can help children by reducing their frustration when trying to communicate, helps them to develop their learning and ability to interact socially. It also helps others understand what the child is trying to say.
There are any different types of AAC. These include –
Speech and Language Therapists can help a child with AAC needs by –
Last updated: January 26th, 2018