Severe communication impairments affect an estimated two million American children and adults. Underlying causes vary widely from developmental disorders to conditions such as autism and cerebral palsy. Those affected lack speech or have difficulty expressing themselves.
Augmentative and Alternative Communication Systems (AAC)
AAC employs means other than oral speech to express thoughts, needs, wants, and ideas. Common examples include facial expressions, hand gestures, writing, symbols, and pictures.
For people with severe communication impairments, AAC can offer a substitute for oral speech or a way to enhance limited speech.
Benefits of AAC
Severe communication impairments can significantly diminish quality of life by limiting social interaction and learning opportunities. AAC facilitates the communication fundamental to successful relationships.
Likewise, AAC can provide a means for inclusion in the classroom and the workplace, often leading to significant improvement in performance and personal satisfaction.
We make your communication a reality
Home AAC Therapy
and other services
serving the Dallas metro area
Carla Aubrey provides AAC related services
tochildren and adults with
severe communication impairments including:
Progressive Degenerative Disorders
ACC services include:
Services are provided in the patient's home, with payment options including:
While hospitals, clinics and other providers are eager to help, access to promising techniques is often limited by the scarcity of specialized resources and expertise.
Among the resources that hold out promise for individuals with complex communication needs is Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC).
Carla Aubrey, M.S. CCC/SLP, is committed to using her specialized experience to make a difference in the lives of North Texans with these severe communication impairments.
Severe Communication impairments create significant obstacles to an individual's full participation in life.