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Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) may compensate, temporarily or permanently, for severe expressive communication disorders. Some disabilities may hinder speech or speech development: e.g., autism, cerebral palsy, developmental delays, strokes, traumatic brain injuries. Possible Solution: AAC can be used to supplement existing speech or replace speech that is not functional; it can also be employed to develop child’s developing speech/language skills.

Things to Remember:
• AAC will NOT hinder natural speech development, research actually suggests the opposite for children.
• Children with AAC systems often develop vocal/spoken language skills with proper intervention.
• Human interaction is impossible without communication, and appropriate AAC is a invaluable resource.
• Learn More, Educate Yourself, Make Necessary Decisions in a Timely Manner

ISAAC International Society for AAC
https://www.isaac-online.org

YAACK (great site to teach yourself about AAC)
http://aac.unl.edu/yaack/

AAC Resources:
http://aac.unl.edu/AAClinks.html

AAC Vendor List:
http://aac.unl.edu/AACVI1.html

AAC Research: (Coming Soon)

American Speech Language Hearing Association
www.asha.org

Apraxia Kids:
www.apraxia-kids.org

Dysphalgia Online
www.dysphagiaonline.com

National Aphasia Society
www.aphasia.org

Augmentative Communication Inc.
www.augcominc.com

Assistech:
www.azhearing.com

AAC-RERC: Augmented Alternative Communication Rehabilitation Engineering Research Centers
www.aac-rerc.com

Learning Fundamentals: Software for Language, Learning, and Speech
www.locutour.com

SATPAC: Articulations Therapy for the 21st Century
www.satpac.com

Simplified Technology: Links to assistive technology and augmentative communication resources
www.lburkhart.com/links.htm
This list is still under construction