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 an AAC Device

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:

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  • Ease of use
  • Portability
  • Screen size
  • The ability to customize
  • Internet connectivity
  • Flexible access options

Download our guide, Technology Solutions for Adults with Communication Disabilities.

 

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