Updated: Jul 8, 2021
When you think about Speech Language Pathology, what comes to mind? You might imagine a therapist teaching children how to pronounce their 'r' sound, and that is certainly part of what we do, but the field is actually quite broad. There are many ways Speech Language Pathologists can help with communication skills and improve someone's quality of life in the process. Take a look through the many services we offer at Andalusia Speech Therapy!
Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)
When someone is non verbal or has limited verbal speaking abilities, they can still communicate through Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC). AAC can look like many different things, ranging from a personalized communication book, to picture communication, to a software program on a tablet.
AAC is often used after a stroke or when someone has delayed language skills. Speech Language Pathologists can provide assessments and therapy to help your loved one learn to communicate more freely or develop their language skills through AAC. Keep an eye out for a future blog post all about AAC!