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Understanding Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)
January 12 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pmFree
AAC refers to systems and devices that aid communication for those who find it difficult to speak. Children and adults with severe speech or language problems may need to find other ways to communicate. We all use forms of AAC every day. You may have seen someone write in a notebook to answer a question or perhaps you have seen people using gestures to communicate or seen someone point to pictures or push buttons on a computer that speaks for them. These are all forms of augmentative and alternative communication, or AAC. Join us to learn what AAC is, what the benefits are and who can assess what might be the best type of system or devices for the child or person.
About the G.E.A.R. Parent Network:
The G.E.A.R. Parent Network, a program of Crisis & Counseling Centers, is the place where Gaining Empowerment Allows Results. G.E.A.R. is run by parents for parents providing services for parents of children with emotional and behavioral health concerns.
Through parent-to-parent sharing of experiences and knowledge, G.E.A.R. Parent Network empowers parents of children with behavioral health needs to build on their family’s strengths and to advocate for their family’s needs.
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