Augmentative and Alternative Communication: The right enhancement to the way we communicate

09/03/2018

Photo: Woman with speech bubble in a retro pop-art style; Copyright: panthermedia.net/Vovanivan

Communication surrounds us everywhere nowadays, whether in writing, spoken or non-verbal. However, the spoken or written word is the most common main form of communication.

Photo: Two teenage boys communicating with their body language; Copyright: panthermedia.net/Valerii Honcharuk

Among children, young people and adults, the language and the content communicated differs enormously. It is therefore important that the communication tools provide age-appropriate content.

The right resource and how to find it

Photo: Man using his tablet computer; Copyright: panthermedia.net/peus

Today, tablet-based communication devices provide an interface between the tool and the socially accepted use of a tablet PC. This makes the need for a communication device less visible to the outside world.

A famous speech-generating device user and the benefits of technology

Photo: Anne Hofmann; Copyright: private

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