Provides tools to support an individual in order to talk or communicate.
Augmentative and Alternative Communication and Assistive Technology (AAC/AT) are tools to support an individual in order to talk or communicate.
Assisting an individual who may struggle with different forms of communication. There are speech devices with communication software known as Augmentative and Alternative Communication. AAC includes a wide range of nonverbal communication methods including speech sound generating devices. This software captures all the things that support communication when someone cannot always rely on their natural speech or language skills to express themselves. This can include; touch screen control, tracking eye and head movements, and switch controls.
The AAC/AT assessment team works with the client, family and Alberta Aids to Daily Living and does not assume primary treatment (ongoing therapy service for AAC/AT). We will ensure connections and transitions with community supports (e.g., community or school therapists, family, school team) for ongoing AAC/AT treatment and support.