Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)
Some children may not develop sufficient speech to communicate well and therefore require some form of AAC. AAC is the term used for all communication that is not speech, but is used to enhance or to replace speech. An AAC System means the combination of methods used for communication, for example, gestures, vocalizations and pointing to symbols. Speech Pathologists at Headstart can individually design an AAC system for your child, to help them to communicate to the best of their ability. AAC options range from low tech (e.g. picture exchange systems) to high tech (e.g. use of IPAD applications including Proloquo2go).