October is AAC Awareness Month!

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October is AAC Awareness Month! AAC stands for Augmentative and Alternative Communication!

According to the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), AAC means all of the ways that someone communicates besides talking. People of all ages can use AAC if they have trouble with speech or language skills. Augmentative means to add to someone’s speech. Alternative means to be used instead of speech. Some people use AAC throughout their life. Others may use AAC only for a short time.

There are a lot of different types of AAC, typically categorized into no/light/low-tech, mid-tech, and high-tech options. For more information and resources regarding AAC check out our Speech Communication AT Discovery page at https://bit.ly/45rBDQJ