Augmentative and Alternative Communication
Augmentative means to supplement or add to existing abilities.
Alternative means to use something in a different way.
So, Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) offers individuals a communication system that can add to or replace speech. This might be a book of pictures, a specialized app, or dedicated communication technologies.
People with severe speech or language difficulties rely on AAC to learn language, supplement existing speech, or replace speech that is not functional.
Definition of ACC
AAC Training and Implementation Resources
Explore AAC - Resource for people new to AAC.
Top Tips for Implementing AAC in Classroom
Implementation Took Kit for ACC
Putting Aided Language Input into Practice
YouTube Channel Links
Vendor Website Links
PECS - Picture Exchange Communications System
Prentke Romich Company (Accent devices and LAMP Words For Life)
Saltillo (Novachat and Touch Chat)
- There are videos and webinars in the Support and Training tab.
- Implementation: Chat Corner (Low tech communication boards under tools and tips)