As humans, we all use forms of augmentative communication such as facial expressions, gestures, the written word and illustrations. But for people without inadequate ability to express themselves through speech, augmentative or alternative communication skills are vital.
We work with both children and adults to help them bypass severe speech and/or language disorders through augmentative techniques such as use of symbols, body language, sign language and technologies that aid communication. These can range from paper and books to laptops and speech generating devices. Some devices can even be programmed for easy access to symbols and phrases or to recreate different spoken languages.