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What is AAC?

What is Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)?

  • An area of clinical practice that addresses the needs of individuals with significant and complex communication disorders.

  • Communication impairments may include speech-language production or understanding, in spoken or written communication.

  • Speech language pathologists are the professionals that provide AAC.

Who can benefit from AAC?

  • Anyone of any age who cannot communicate effectively and efficiently in all environments and with all partners is a candidate for AAC.

How do I know which type of AAC to use?

  • An augmentative and alternative communication assessment will determine what type of AAC that best meets the communication needs.

Who completes the AAC assessment?

  • A Speech Language Pathologist (SLP) is the professional responsible for completing the augmentative and alternative communication assessment.

  • The SLP will work with the support team to identify the individual’s skills and communication needs and then match to appropriate features in an AAC system.

How do I request an AAC assessment?  

  • Contact the SLP at your school or early childhood developmental center for an AAC assessment.

  • You can also ask your primary care physician for a referral to an SLP for an AAC assessment.

  • The Wyoming Assistive Technology (WATR) can help your support team with completing an AAC assessment. Contact twofford@uwyo.edu for more information. 

Contact Us

Wyoming Institute for Disabilities

Dept. 4298; 1000 E. University Ave.

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-2761

Toll Free: (888) 989-9463

TeleType: (800) 908-7011

Fax: (307) 766-2763

Email: uwwind@uwyo.edu

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