Augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) are terms used to describe a variety of ways for people who have trouble speaking, or who cannot speak at all, to communicate.
AAC includes any technology that helps someone with communication difficulties make their thoughts known in an easy-to-understand way – from basic “yes”/”no” answers on a response card to using a special computer keyboard. Communication is essential to living well! This blog post will provide 12 practical tips for enhancing communication with individuals who rely on augmentative and alternative methods. Suggestion: Add an introduction sentence for the blog post. This blog post will provide 12 practical tips to help those of us who rely on augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) methods enhance our ability to communicate in a variety of settings with others. Consider these ideas as you work through your day, or if you are trying to improve your AAC skills! Practice asking people questions that require them to answer “yes” or “no.” This can include simple statements like, “Do you want some more water?” but also more complicated questions such as, “Are there any colors that make you feel sad?” The goal is not only be able interpret their responses as true/