Why seek AAC consultation services?

Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) is an essential tool in supporting children and adults who struggle to communicate independently and successfully using only verbal language  These individuals may include those living with:

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder

  • Down Syndrome

  • Angelman Syndrome

  • Cerebral Palsy 

  • Apraxia of Speech

  • Traumatic brain injury

With access to appropriate and effective AAC tools and support, individuals with complex communication needs achieve:

  • Better long-term speech and language outcomes

  • Improved access to social and academic opportunities

  • Increased communicative independence and quality of life

  • Decreased frustration and behavioral challenges

Quality AAC support involves:

  • Dynamic assessment of communication needs and barriers across all daily living environments

  • Identification and customization of appropriate and effective augmentative communication systems for each individual

  • Collaboration between caregivers and professionals supporting children and adults with complex communication challenges, including speech therapists, occupational therapists, physical therapists, ABA and BCBA professionals, and classroom teachers

  • Partner education and training on augmentative communication systems and teaching strategies for every communication partner supporting an AAC user

Consultation Services

Seattle AAC offers quality, comprehensive consultation services on site or online

For Therapy Professionals and Educators:

  • AAC assessment and intervention strategies

  • Feature matching and AAC trials

  • Trouble shooting for AAC users in which progress has been stalled or regression has been noted

  • Creation of appropriate AAC materials and training in customization of AAC apps, including

  • Early language stimulation using AAC for children ages birth through 5 years at risk for speech and language delays, such as those with developmental disabilities and Autism Spectrum Disorder

  • Appropriate and effective integration of AAC strategies in the classroom

  • Continuing Education Workshops

For Caregivers and Parents: