I'm an SLP/AT New to AAC
As an SLP or AT specialist new to the world of AAC, you may be just learning about how assistive technology can enable a person communicate. We’re here to support you as you get started.
How do I know if AAC is appropriate for my client?
Your role is to evaluate whether an AAC device is appropriate for your client, and if so, to help them acquire the device. Here are four questions which will help you determine if a device is appropriate:
- Does the individual have difficulty expressing their wants, needs, or thoughts in one or more environments?
- Do you or others have to have background knowledge or ask multiple questions to understand what that person is saying?
- Does the individual become frustrated or give up when attempting to communicate?
- Does the individual understand more than they are able to express?
If the answer to one or more of these questions is "Yes", an AAC device may be appropriate. Here are the steps you can take to learn more.
Learn About Products
We have an extensive portfolio of devices and accessories – for all ages, abilities, and situations.
Review our Language Framework (PDF)
Our InterAACt™ language framework contains over 12,000 pages of pre-made content and helps users carry on everyday conversations and develop language and literacy skills.
Obtain Training on the Products
Our Accelerated Learning program offers live on-location and on-line training. Recorded sessions are available for you at any time of the day or night. ASHA CEUs are available for some courses!
Our web-based Implementation Tool Kit offers hundreds of real-life resources and examples that promote successful communication in daily life using AAC at home, at school and in the community.