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Augmentative communication

Acronym: 
AAC
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Augmentative communication is alternate methods of communication, also known as augmentative and alternative communication (AAC), is a group term for communication methods that aide, supplement, or replace speech or writing for individuals with impairments producing, comprehending, or writing spoken or written language. AAC is used by those with a wide range of speech and language impairments, such as individuals with late onset ALS, but also including congenital impairments such as cerebral palsy, intellectual impairment and autism, and conditions such as Parkinson's disease. AAC is used both as a temporary and permanent addition to a person's communication and way of life.
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