Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) is a specialty area of clinical practice in speech language pathology that assists individuals with severe expressive communication disorders (ASHA). In the WWRC Augmentative and Alternative Communication Program, a unique team works together to assess the communication needs of clients with severe speech impairments or no functional speech or writing. The interdisciplinary team is headed by a speech-language pathologist and may include an occupational therapist, physical therapist, rehabilitation engineer, vocational evaluator, and/or computer systems engineer.
Both low and high assistive technology solutions are applied to provide clients with the most appropriate communication system to meet communication needs. Specialized training in using the systems in daily functional settings is incorporated into all clients’ programs.
Email: AAC Program
Phone: 800-345-9972, Ext. 7086 or 540-332-7086 | TTY 800-811-7893