Augmentative & Alternative Communication (AAC)
People with ALS or a neurological condition may experience a weakening in the muscles used for speaking, and may require AAC, Augmentative and Alternative Communication support. AAC is simply all of the tools that someone can use to communicate besides talking. Approximately 80% of our families will implement AAC over the course of their lives. We can advise and often provide tools that help maintain the ability to ‘speak’ and to also access their technology. We work with Speech-Language Pathologists (SLPs) and Occupational Therapists (OTs) to customize the best way to meet each person’s communication needs. Here are some examples of tools that are available, and links to some of our favorite assists. This list is continually being updated, so please check back often. If you have questions or need more information on any item call or email at 508-444-6775 or firstname.lastname@example.org.