A way to add to or supplement speech.
A way to replace speech.
Types of AAC
While AAC is often associated with high-tech devices and systems, the reality is that AAC is often low-tech or even no-tech.
No-Tech AAC Examples:
People around the world rely on no-tech AAC daily and likely don’t even realize it. A wave hello, a thumbs-up, a pointing finger — all AAC.
- Sign language
- Body language
Low-Tech AAC Examples:
Low-tech (sometimes called light-tech) AAC usually refers to static display tools and can be combined with no-tech AAC to increase comprehension.
- Photos or illustrations
- Pen and paper
- Communication boards
High-Tech AAC Examples:
Digital technologies revolutionized AAC, making dynamic high-tech solutions readily available. These tools are capable of amplifying words and phrases for users to express themselves.
- Mobile device apps
- Dedicated AAC devices or speech-generating devices
Who Is AAC For?
AAC — from no-tech through high-tech solutions — can benefit many people who have communication difficulties. When natural speech alone cannot meet a person’s communication needs, AAC can be a potential solution. There are many types of AAC, and no one person is the same.
Trying An AAC Device
If you think that you, a loved one, or a client could benefit from high-tech AAC, Lingraphica can send you a trial device for free. We’ll ship you a device and work alongside you to determine if our device is a good fit. Lingraphica devices are easy to use, covered by Medicare and most insurance, and come with a lifetime of support and training.
Call 866-570-8775 or click the button below to schedule a consultation.