Touchscreen technology computers and tablets have revolutionized the way Speech-Language Pathologists (SLP) work. Today, alternative means of communication and education are readily available to the general public.
For people who have trouble with or are incapable of speech, Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) is a way to communicate by unaided (hand signals) and aided (hardware) methods. AAC has been around for as long as communication disorders have, but only in the last century did it become an everyday solution. Beyond sign language, AAC device users grew from people with laryngectomy in the 1950s to people with cerebral palsy, autism, paralysis, and other disabilities today.
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