What is AAC Awareness Month and Why Does It Matter?

AAC Awareness Month

Let’s be honest…. There’s a month to celebrate EVERYTHING these days. In October alone, I found at least 23 different things that you should be particularly aware of this month, including “National Breast Cancer Awareness Month” and “National Down Syndrome Awareness Month.” However, none of these celebrations are as little-mentioned as AAC Awareness Month. So, …

Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) 101

AAC 101

Welcome to a crash course in augmentative and alternative communication (AAC).   1) What is AAC? AAC (augmentative and alternative communication) is, simply put, anything that aids and/or replaces your speech to communicate. ASHA (the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association) says that “AAC includes all forms of communication (other than oral speech) that are used to express thoughts, …