What is AAC?

Published by Sara Chigani on: Feb 07, 2023 — Music Therapy

Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) includes all forms of communication (other than oral speech) that are used to express thoughts, needs, wants, and ideas.

What is AAC and why is it used?

Augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) describes multiple ways to communicate that can supplement or compensate (either temporarily or permanently) for the impairment and disability patterns of individuals with severe expressive communication disorders.

Whether your child is speaking, signing or using Augmentative and Alternative Communication devices (AAC devices) music therapy and specifically your music therapist can help clients learn and practice speech and communication skills during music therapy sessions. Talk to your music therapist about ways to incorporate AAC into your sessions.

Gina G. Glidewell, MT-BC

Why Use AAC?


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