See links to the right...

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

YAACK (great site to teach yourself about AAC)

AAC Resources:

AAC Vendor List:

AAC Research: (Coming Soon)

American Speech Language Hearing Association

Apraxia Kids:

Dysphalgia Online

National Aphasia Society

Augmentative Communication Inc.


AAC-RERC: Augmented Alternative Communication Rehabilitation Engineering Research Centers

Learning Fundamentals: Software for Language, Learning, and Speech

SATPAC: Articulations Therapy for the 21st Century

Simplified Technology: Links to assistive technology and augmentative communication resources
This list is still under construction