One of the most difficult and emotional challenges for someone who experiences a traumatic brain injury, stroke, or a neurological disorder is temporarily or permanently losing the ability to speak.
For adults who have suffered a stroke, a traumatic brain injury or have been diagnosed with conditions such as ALS, AAC is a lifeline. It empowers individuals to actively engage in social and family activities and voice their opinion on legal and medical matters.
Selecting the right device is essential. An ASHA-certified speech-language pathologist who understands AAC can conduct an evaluation to help an adult get off to a good start with a device suited to their needs.
When selecting a device, some things to consider include:
Download our guide, Technology Solutions for Adults with Communication Disabilities.