Augmentative and alternative communication
for persons with severe speech impairments and severe speech and physical impairments.
[2.] American Speech Language Hearing Association, ASHA.Augmentative and alternative communication
: knowledge and skills for service delivery, 2002.
AACSpeechBuddy is a revolutionary new way of AAC Speech Set content management - making Augmentative and Alternative Communication
easier than ever.
For students with severe communication difficulties, the appropriate use of augmentative and alternative communication
(AAC) systems represents a means by which students can increase meaningful participation in school environments and improve academic and social outcomes.
Augmentive and alternative communication
(AAC) refers to strategies developed for people who are unable to use speech, gestures, or handwriting.
It describes autism and its diagnosis, characteristics, and social communication symptoms and their evaluation and treatment, as well as the types of professionals who work with children with autism, the types of educational services available, what parents need to know about interventions, and the most effective communication interventions, from applied behavior analysis to augmentative and alternative communication
. ([umlaut] Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR)
Available as a complete system or as a conversion kit for an existing iPod Touch (not included with the conversion kit), this device comes with TouchChat AAC software (not included with the conversion kit) and a SoundPOD wearable augmentative and alternative communication
Trends in augmentative and alternative communication
systems are described along with adaptive seating interventions, physical access solutions, microswitch-based programs, and virtual reality therapy.
The augmentative and alternative communication
feature may be accessed through voice, touch screen, eye gaze for pupil movement, switch scanning via sip and puff and auxiliary switches.