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AAC. Augmentative and Alternative Communication Systems. Hilary Kanaris Speech and Language Therapist. Alternative and Augmentative Communication Systems. Alternative –Instead of speech Augmentative-as well as speech Low tech –Pictures, signs etc Hi Tech –A range of electronic aids

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aac augmentative and alternative communication systems
AAC. Augmentative and Alternative Communication Systems

Hilary Kanaris

Speech and Language Therapist

alternative and augmentative communication systems
Alternative and Augmentative Communication Systems
  • Alternative –Instead of speech
  • Augmentative-as well as speech
  • Low tech –Pictures, signs etc
  • Hi Tech –A range of electronic aids
  • Choice will depend on the individual’s level of both physical and mental ability, and on the environment they are in.
who will use these systems
Who will use these systems?
  • Those with limited physical control –
  • For example –Cerebral palsy, paralyisis, hemiplegia, facial anomalies
  • Hearing Impairment
  • Specific Language Disorders
  • Learning Disabilities –e.g: Downs Syndrome, Severe developmental delay etc
  • Autistic Spectrum Disorders
signing systems
Signing Systems
  • Makaton
  • Signalong
  • British Sign Language (BSL)
  • Paget Gorman
  • Amerind
  • Langue des signes Quebecoise
  • Gestuno (World Federation of the Deaf)
objects of reference
Objects of Reference
  • Used with people with Learning Disabilities who cannot access other systems
  • ‘Real’ Objects used initially
  • Used to let them know what will happen
  • And for them to communicate with us
  • May be a step towards a more symbolic system
visual pictorial systems
Visual Pictorial Systems
  • Large photos of actual objects
  • Smaller actual photos
  • Coloured pictures
  • Black and white pictures
  • Symbols (Makaton, Signalong, Mayer-Johnstone, Boardmaker, Widget)
  • Written words with pictures
makaton symbols
Makaton Symbols
  • These are produced by the same body as the sign system and consist of a set of black and white line drawings.
  • WIGIT software can be used
mayer johnson symbols
Mayer Johnson Symbols
  • These consist of a set of black and white line drawings. They are more pictorial than makaton.
  • They were developed in the 1980’s in the USA
visual timetables
Visual Timetables
  • To let the child know:-
  • What they have to do
  • How long to do it for
  • When will it be finished
  • How will they know it’s finished
  • What will happen next
  • To reduce anxiety and enable independence
picture exchange communication system pecs
Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS)
  • For children at a pre-intentional and pre-verbal level of communication
  • Teaches Cause and Effect
  • Means you have to make contact
  • Starts at a one word level
  • Uses motivating items
  • Can build up to phrases if appropriate
hi tech communication aids
Hi Tech Communication Aids
  • For a range of abilities
  • Create messages for individual needs
  • Mostly portable
  • Enable the child to develop communication skills
  • Enable child to communicate independently
  • Cardiff Research Project