Can people with aphasia use AAC?

Lingraphica AAC or speech-generating devices are designed for adults with aphasia. The devices are built based on how people with aphasia communicate most effectively. Lingraphica devices feature a system of icons, which combine an image, written text, and spoken words.

What are the components of an AAC system?

AAC uses a variety of techniques and tools to help the individual express thoughts, wants and needs, feelings, and ideas, including the following:

  • manual signs.
  • gestures.
  • finger spelling.
  • tangible objects.
  • line drawings.
  • picture communication boards and letter boards.
  • speech-generating devices.

What is AAC in SLP?

[en Español] Children and adults with severe speech or language problems may need to find other ways to communicate besides talking. There are many types of Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) they can use. Speech-language pathologists, or SLPs, can help.

What is the AAC assessment process?

Augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) assessment is provided to determine and recommend methods, devices, aids, techniques, symbols, and/or strategies to represent and/or augment spoken and/or written language in ways that optimize communication.

What is aphasia AAC?

Defining AAC AAC for people with aphasia goes beyond “talking boxes” and picture boards—it is a comprehensive collection of communication strategies that provide external support for people who cannot understand or generate messages on their own (Garrett & Lasker, 2005).

What is low tech AAC?

Low-Tech AAC comprises tools and strategies that do not involve electronics and do not require batteries. Examples of Low-tech AAC are PECS (Picture Exchange Communication System), symbol charts, communication boards, communication books, etc.

What are the two main types of AAC system?

Often we break them into 2 groups: Unaided and Aided AAC.

  • Unaided AAC – or AAC that does not require a physical aid or tool. Facial expressions. Body language. Gestures. Sign language.
  • Aided AAC – or AAC that uses tools or materials. Symbol boards. Choice cards. Communication books. PODD books. Keyboards and alphabet charts.

What is the difference between aided and unaided AAC systems?

AAC systems are diverse: unaided communication uses no equipment and includes signing and body language, while aided approaches use external tools. Aided communication methods can range from paper and pencil to communication books or boards to speech generating devices (SGDs) or devices producing written output.

What are the 2 main barriers to AAC?

In AAC, The Participation Model (Beukelman & Mirenda, 1988) delineates two main barriers to successful implementation. There are opportunity and access barriers.