Alternative and Augmentative Communication (AAC)

Do you or someone you support have little or no speech and would like to explore alternative and augmentative communication?

At More2Tell Speech Pathology, we focus on augmentative and alternative communication systems tailored to a variety of communication disabilities and challenges.

Speak to our qualified speech pathologist to discuss your individual requirements.

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Get in touch today to see how we can help.

Get Started

Get in touch today to see how we can help.

What is Augmentative
& Alternative
Communication Technology?

Alternative and augmentative communication (AAC) refers to a method of communication that can be used as an alternative to (or in addition to) “typical” speech.
Depending on your needs (or those of your child), this may be one of (or a combination of):

  • pictures
  • sign language (Auslan)
  • speech generating devices
Speech may still be an integral part of your communication, but augmentative and alternative communication systems are a tool used to enhance and support expression.
But if you (or your child) never acquire speech, the augmentative and alternative communication systems are in place to help you express yourself whenever you need to.

We offer:

Assessment of AAC needs
Support for communication device hire/trials
Low or no tech options (i.e. gestures, facial expressions, keyword signs, pictures etc)
Set up and programming of AAC
High tech options (i.e. ipads or speech generating devices)
Education/training in AAC system use

We provide service for:

People with disabilities who require alternative and augmentative communication for short term periods
People with disabilities who require augmentative and alternative communication technology for long-term periods
Contact us today to find out if you (or your child) meet our intake requirements.

How do we provide
Augmentative & Alternative
Communication Systems?

Assess your communication needs in the places you need to communicate
Assess a vocabulary and language system that meets your current and future needs
Work with you and your support team and/or loved ones to determine how you will access your preferred method
Organise a device trial and complete NDIS funding applications

Frequently Asked Questions

Want to know more about alternative and augmentative communication? We’ve answered some of the most common questions asked by clients and their family members, in an effort to be as clear and transparent as possible.
But if your question isn’t answered below, you can always get in touch with us by phoning 0439 348 174 or online.

Are augmentative and alternative communication systems lazy?

This is one of the most frequent concerns people have when it comes to discussing alternative forms of communication, especially that of a child in the early stages of language development.

But in our experience, alternative and augmentative communication (AAC) does not make you or your child “lazy”. In fact, research suggests that (when used correctly), these tools will not hinder speech development but rather introduce or support communication competence.

I’ve been approved for an alternative and augmentative communication (AAC) device through NDIS. Can you assist me in my application for the right technology?

Of course! At More2Tell Speech Pathology, one of our specialties is working with children or adults who receive NDIS funding for sessions or device applications.
Simply get in touch with Jenelle, our speech pathologist, via the online form or by giving us a call, and we’ll discuss your individual requirements.

Do you have a clinic I can attend?

No. We offer a mobile service, meaning we come directly to you. This can be in your home, day service, school* or child care centre.
*Access to school visits will depend on your circumstances and the individual school.

What are your intake requirements?

Please note we only accept a limited number of referrals at a time, and prioritise those linked with the NDIS who best fit with our skills and experience.We are passionate about providing services to individuals with complex communication needs (little or no speech) that may be associated with the following diagnoses and/or genetic conditions:

  • Autism
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • CHARGE Syndrome
  • Down Syndrome
  • Developmental Delays
  • Intellectual Impairment
  • Rhett Syndrome

What areas do you service?

More2Tell Speech Pathology is a mobile Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) service, servicing North Brisbane and Moreton Bay Region since 2019. We help adults and children with severe speech and language challenges to explore other ways to communicate besides talking.

So you work with both children and adults?

Yes. In addition to working with adults, we also work with children. To find out more about our full component of services, please call us on 0439 348 174 or get in touch online.

What services do you provide?

  • Telehealth
  • In-person mobile speech pathology
  • Swallowing and feeding support
  • Supervision
  • Device trials and applications
  • Set up and support
  • Training and education

To find out more about the services we offer, visit our services page or contact us directly.

Do you have a waitlist?

Unfortunately we do not run a waitlist. We do, however, prioritise clients who would most benefit from our skills and services. To arrange an assessment or appointment, please contact us directly.

Ready to Talk Tech?

If you or someone you know could benefit from alternative and augmentative communication solutions, and our support services, contact More2Tell Speech Pathology today.