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What is AAC (Alternative/ Augmentative Communication)?

By : Dr. KidNurture

AAC stands for Alternative/ Augmentative Communication. It includes any type of communication that is not speech For example using gestures, icons, pictures, emails, writing. It is basically using visual or tactile means to communicate, since direct speech communication is difficult for children with autism.

This helps them in improving their understanding of the language. The amount of technology used can vary: from pointing and gesturing to using written visual schedules or Picture Exchange Communication System (uses laminated pictures and symbols to help children express him or herself) to using voice recognition and read aloud apps on devices when a button is pressed.

Read More at : Seattle Children's