Augmentative and alternate communication (AAC)

How can AAC help you?

Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) is a term used to describe different forms of communication other than speech. AAC can help to support the communication of individuals who are unable to speak or those with limited communication.

What will AAC at SLT UK involve?

The speech and language therapist will carry out an initial assessment to help determine if an individual will benefit from the use of AAC and what type of AAC they will benefit from.

The speech and language therapist will work with the individual, the individual’s parents or carers and other professionals involved in their care. The speech and language therapist will train the individual and those involved in their care on how to use the chosen form of AAC.

What types of AAC are available?

Who can benefit from using AAC?

Individuals of all ages and abilities can benefit from the use of AAC. The individual’s parents or carers, also anyone wishing to communicate with the individual, will benefit from AAC.

If you feel you may benefit from speech and language therapy or would like any more information on our services please email or call 0330 088 5643.

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What are the next steps?

If you would like any more information on our training for other professionals or any of our other speech and language therapy services, or would like to book an appointment with one of our speech and language therapists then please don’t hesitate to contact us.

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Providing an effective service to our patients is our main goal at SLT UK.

Do you need more information?

If you need any more information on the services we offer or the conditions we are able to help, do not hesistate to contact us.


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