While AAC is traditionally thought of as a means for children and young adults to learn to communicate, sometimes adults find themselves in need of communication assistance as well.
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.