Augmentative & Alternative Communication (AAC)
"Full interpersonal communication substantially enhances an individual's potential for education, employment, and independence. Therefore, it is imperative that the goal of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) use be the most effective interactive communication possible. Anything less represents a compromise of the individual's human potential." - American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)
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Who Benefits From AAC?
Individuals with severe speech and language impairments can gain significant improvement in expressive communication through AAC interventions. There are no prerequisites for introducing AAC.
Developmental and acquired diagnoses that may cause severe communication impairments:
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
Apraxia of speech
Autism Spectrim Disorders
Stroke / Aphasia
Traumatic Brain Injury
Our Service Model
Initial free phone consultation to answer your questions.
Comprehensive communication evaluation of the client's health history, surveys, and assessment of speech, language, memory, learning capacity, access modalities, and environment concerns. The ongoing AAC assessment process often continues into individual therapy sessions. Once evaluation is complete, we provide a written report with individualized goals.
Individual treatment sessions are used to complete the assessment process and train the client to become active communicators and further develop tspeech and language abilities.
Indirect AAC services are available as needed, including interdisciplinary consultation, remote AAC customization, and caregiver support and education.
We accept BlueCross BlueShield of Texas, FSA/HSA cards and credit cards. Upon request, we are able to provide a superbill for submitting to insurance.
AAC helps individuals with severe speech and language impairments to communicate successfully.
High-tech devices or apps that "speak" overcome communication barriers and improve environmental access. Auditory input during active communication supports verbal speech and language development.
Low-tech AAC improves communication accessibility for those with limited access to technology, or limited ability to learn complex systems.
Love Your Voice
Achieve your basic right to communication with our pragmatic approach. Our extensive experience with both successful and unsuccessful AAC interventions allows us to guide you to the communication solution most likely to be your voice.
We will be with you every step until communication success. If technology is recommended, we will guide you in navigating the funding process including certifying the need for a speech-generating device.