Definitions for "Augmentative and alternative communication"
Methods of communicating for individuals who cannot orally express themselves. Using assistive technology, such as a communication board, one can express his/her thoughts successfully.
Any device, system, or method (other than natural speech) that improves or enhances an individual's ability to communicate. Includes sign language, symbol systems, letter boards, objects of reference systems, speech generating devices, and computer software.
A set of techniques used to improve communication skills of individuals who are either non-verbal or whose speech in unintelligible. (Eg. facial expression, gestures, sign language, written communication, communication boards or electronic communication devices.