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Augmentative and Alternative Communication

Augmentative and alternative communication encompasses the communication methods used to supplement or replace speech or writing for those with impairments in the production or comprehension of spoken or written language.

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Therapists who selected this major focus area as their top area of expertise.

  • Allison King

    Allison King

    Therapist CCC-SLP

    I specialize in children with articulation and phonological disorders. My favorite population are...

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  • Jessica Lenden-Holt

    Jessica Lenden-Holt

    Therapist Clinical lead CCC-SLP

    Hi! I'm Jessica Lenden-Holt. I am the Sr. Director of Clinical Services with Sidekick Therapy Par...

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  • Amanda Cox

    Amanda Cox

    Therapist CCC-SLP

    I specialize in working with children with autism, complex communication disorders, and AAC. I ha...

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  • Kelly Dempsey

    Kelly Dempsey

    Therapist CCC-SLP

    I am a speech-language pathologist and the District Coordinator for Robertson County. I currently...

    • Sidekick Therapy Partners Sidekick Therapy Partners
  • Kelly Manning

    Kelly Manning

    Therapist CCC-SLP

    I attended Syracuse University for undergrad and University of Tennessee Health Science Center fo...

    • Sidekick Therapy Partners Sidekick Therapy Partners
  • Shannon Briscoe

    Shannon Briscoe

    Therapist CF-SLP CCC-SLP
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  • Samantha Graffius

    Samantha Graffius

    Therapist CF-SLP

    I am a pediatric speech-language pathologist in Knoxville, TN. I love all things pediatric, but l...

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  • Shannon Clark

    Shannon Clark

    Therapist CF-SLP

    I am at CF at Sidekick therapy partners. I have a love for AAC & functional communication wit...

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  • Sara Turner

    Sara Turner

    Therapist CCC-SLP

    Hi! I am Sara Turner and I am a pediatric Speech and Language Pathologist with Sidekick Therapy P...

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  • Janette Hreish

    Janette Hreish

    Therapist CCC-SLP

    Hi there! I am speech pathologist that loves working with students to achieve their speech and la...

    • Sidekick Therapy Partners Sidekick Therapy Partners

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  • Augmentative and Alternative Communication Author: Wikipedia - Augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) encompasses the communication methods used to supplement or replace speech or writing for those with impairments in the production or comprehension of spoken or written language. AAC is used by those with a wide range of speech and language impairments, including congenital impairments such as cerebral palsy, intellectual impairment and autism, and acquired conditions such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and Parkinson's disease. AAC can be a permanent addition to a person's communication or a temporary aid. Stephen Hawking used AAC to communicate through a speech-generating device.
  • OT, SLP & AAC Author: Dilyn Smith MS OTRL; Kelsey Underhill MS CCC-SLP; McKensie Ward MS OTRL - The purpose of this presentation is to discuss what augmentative and/or alternative communication (AAC) is, the OT’s role in supporting clients who use AAC and how to document/write goals related to AAC. In order to maintain best practice and client-centered approach as an OT, it is important to understand how AAC relates to our field. To best serve our clients, we need to advocate for interdisciplinary treatment and collaboration. We will talk from the perspectives of both OT and SLP, using video examples and real life cases, in order to communicate clear treatment examples and facilitate conversation.
  • Multilingual, Multicultural, Bilingual Resource Link For SLPs Author: ASHA - Link includes ASHA resources and information related to evaluation and treatment of clients from linguistically and culturally diverse backgrounds. Link includes ASHA resources to: Accent Modification Bilingual Service Delivery Collaborating With Interpreters, Transliterators, and Translators Cultural Competence Voice and Communication Services for Transgender and Gender Diverse Populations Dynamic Assessment Micro Course Cultural Competence Self Assessment Phonemic Inventories and Cultural and Linguistic Information Across Languages Collaboration With Interpreters: Securing Positive Outcomes Practical Assessment and Treatment Strategies for English Language Learners with Language Impairments Serving Clients From Diverse Backgrounds: Speech-Language Difference vs. Disorder Langu Continuing the Dialogue on Dialect: Positive Steps Toward Less Biased Assessments of Children Who Speak African American Englishage and Identity--Shifting Away from a Deficit Perspective on African American English Información en español
  • Bilingual (Spanish/English) Evaluation Resources Author: Bilinguistics - Dozens of speech, language, fluency, and other evaluation resources for bilingual evaluations