Empowering Communication with AAC Coaching
Communication is a basic human right. When traditional verbal speech isn't an option, Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) opens up a world of possibilities. Because everyone CAN communicate!
Chances are if you are here, then you have questions or need support as you navigate Augmentative and Alternative Communication. You are in the right place.
Welcome to CommuniCAN Speech Therapy + AAC Coaching, led by our very own AAC expert and owner Amanda.
Her passion for helping others find their voice drives her commitment to empowering individuals who can't rely on speech alone to connect, express themselves, and achieve their full potential.
What is AAC?
AAC encompasses a wide variety of communication methods designed to supplement and enhance speech for those with impairments in the production or comprehension of language. This includes everything from sign language and visual aids to electronic devices that generate speech.
Why Choose Our Team For AAC Coaching Services?
As experienced Speech-Language Therapists, we understand that every individual is unique. Our individual AAC coaching is customized to each person's specific needs, abilities, and goals. We're skilled in a broad range of AAC tools and strategies, meaning we can find the best fit for you or your loved one.
Amanda has extensive experience working with children who use low and/or high tech AAC devices. Some systems she has used include Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS), alphabet boards, eye gaze, speech output switches and communication buttons (e.g., BIGmack, iTalk2), Proloquo2Go, TouchChat, NovaChat, LAMP Words for Life, and TD Snap Core First. Amanda believes in helping individuals find their voice using total communication.
Individual Services: Family and/or Multidisciplinary Therapist Coaching
Our individual AAC coaching services are designed to provide personalized support for families and therapists working with a child using an AAC device. The service includes:
One 60-minute in-person introductory training session
Six 40-minute virtual follow-up consultation appointments
Provider available daily for quick help questions
An individualized reference guide with how-to recommendations for use and setup, tailored to client/family needs
Group Services: AAC Facility or Classroom Training
Our group services focus on providing AAC training for facilities or classrooms. This training is not usually student-specific but includes general principles and recommendations for all users. The service includes:
One 30-minute presentation covering 'What is AAC', 'What AAC is not', and 'Why AAC', along with program/system options
One 45-minute presentation diving into one system of choice
Who Can Benefit From AAC Coaching?
AAC can be beneficial for anyone who has difficulty expressing themselves using verbal speech. This includes individuals with conditions like Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, Stroke, ALS, and many others. It's never too early or too late to start exploring the benefits of AAC.
Get Started with AAC Coaching Today
Ready to unlock the power of communication? Get in touch with us today to schedule a free consultation. Let's explore together how AAC can enhance you or your loved one's ability to connect with the world.
Don't let communication challenges hold you back. Reach out to us via phone, email, or our online form to start your AAC journey. Amanda is here to support you every step of the way, helping to incorporate AAC into home and routines effectively.
View other services below
Book Your Free Consultation
Select a time below and fill out the required information to schedule your free consultation call. We look forward to hearing from you.