UWSHC provides evaluation and treatment to children and adults with little or no functional speech. An AAC system may include a low-tech communication aid (e.g., communication board), a high-tech device (e.g., iPad or electronic device with voice output), or a combination of both. AAC is implemented on a temporary or long-term basis, depending on individual needs. AAC may be helpful in supporting communication for individuals who have:
Progressive Neurogenic Disorders
Apraxia of Speech
Traumatic brain injury
AAC Talk & Toy (ToT) Time
AAC Talk & Toy (ToT) Time is a literacy-based preschool program for children who have expressive communication needs. AAC strategies are incorporated into treatment sessions to promote speech, language and early literacy skills.
AAC Adult CHAT Group
The AAC Adult CHAT Group fosters communication interaction for persons with developmental disabilities. We provide services that emphasize functional communication and social skill development in both the clinic and community settings.