Category Archives: AAC

Beyond Speech: Alternative and Augmentative Communication

Most people think of speech-language therapy as working with individuals to help improve their ability to speak. However, speech therapists also work with many people for whom relying only on speech is not an option. In these situations, a speech … Continue reading

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Aphasia Awareness Month: Alternative and Augmentative Communication

June is National Aphasia Awareness Month! In support of this campaign, Speech Associates of NY has dedicated one blog each week in the month of June to issues in aphasia. Today, we wrap up our series by talking about options … Continue reading

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Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS)

In recent years, diagnoses of autism have increased to alarmingly high numbers. While autism can vary greatly in its severity, it often impacts an individual’s social and communicative functioning. In severe cases, an individual with autism may be completely non-verbal. … Continue reading

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Augmentative and Alternatve Communication: Part 3

Over the past two weeks we’ve discussed augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) devices, means of communication used by individuals who lack the ability to communicate effectively through speech. In our most recent blog, we discussed the different ways in which … Continue reading

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Augmentative and Alternative Communication: Part 2

Last week we discussed augmentative and alternative communication (AAC); means of communication, other than speech, which are used by many individuals who have lost the ability to communicate by conventional means. Today we’ll take a look at some of the … Continue reading

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Augmentative and Alternative Communication

The goal of a speech-language pathologist is to help their clients communicate to the best of their ability. However, in some cases, communication solely in the traditional sense of speaking is no longer an option. In these situations, a speech … Continue reading

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