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Augmentative And Alternative Communication Devices

An augmentative and alternative communication device is a therapeutic device to assist special needs individuals who have lost their natural speaking ability to communicate or express their thoughts, wants and needs to others without speaking.

Using an AAC device, a person with no or unintelligible speech can communicate without speaking and thus participate more fully in educational, daily care and social situations.

Need help deciding? The 5 Best AAC Devices (Augmentative and Alternative Communication)

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Talkables Visual Message Communicators

Starting at: $210.02

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  • Compact design allows for simple communication.
  • Built-in icon holders can hold a variety of images for easy use.
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7-Level Communication Builder

Starting at: $478.39

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  • Ideal for facilitating efficient communication.
  • Self-contained design is convenient and easy to use.
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Twin Talk Communicator

Starting at: $194.21

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Cheap Talk 8 Assistive Technology Communicators

Starting at: $434.78

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  • Designed to facilitate easy and effective communication.
  • Six levels accommodate thorough and easy communication.
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BIGmack Multi-Color Communicator

Starting at: $185.40

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  • Ideal for users with low vision or physical limitations.
  • Bright colored design is perfect for fun and easy visibility.
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Big Talk Assistive Technology Communicator

Starting at: $194.21

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  • Designed for simple and convenient communication.
  • Ideal for use across a wide range of versatile applications.
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Compartmentalized Communicators

Starting at: $223.20

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  • Ideal aid for teaching language skills.
  • Includes space for objects and holders for photographs.
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Mini-Com Assistive Technology Communicator

Starting at: $152.05

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  • Great for building communication skills.
  • Can record messages up to 20 seconds long.
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iPad Cordless Switch Interface

Starting at: $186.31

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  • Designed to function as a convenient iPad interface.
  • Allows users to more easily interact with an iPad.
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Cheap Talk 8 1-Level Communicators Direct

Starting at: $314.33

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  • Provides communication and cognitive support.
  • User-friendly teaching tool offers communicative support.
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Totally Tactile Communicator

Starting at: $407.29

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  • Designed to accommodate users with low vision.
  • Help users learn to communicate with ease.
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Eye-Talks Communicators

Starting at: $60.20

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  • Designed to accommodate users with mobility difficulties.
  • Helps individuals who use eye-gaze to communicate more effectively.
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Talking Photo Album

Starting at: $107.55

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  • Allows users to create a talking book with photos, icons, or drawings.
  • Can be used for interactive storytelling, slideshow, or communicator.
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Cheap Talk 4 In-line Direct Communicator

Starting at: $212.66

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  • Assistive communicator includes four message squares.
  • Pressing the squares directly allows easy message activation.
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Put-Em-Arounds Assistive Technology Communicator

Starting at: $154.69

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  • Can be easily mounted on any vertical surface.
  • Activating the device plays a simple pre-recorded message.
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Touch Pad Communication Switch

Starting at: $47.41

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  • Turn Nearly Anything Into a Switch
  • Highly Flexible Pads Can Be Wrapped Around Curved or Flat Surfaces
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Wrist Talker Assistive Technology Communicator

Starting at: $101.52

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  • Unique design is easy to wear and use.
  • Adjustable strap ensures a comfortable fit.
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Step-by-Step Communicator with Levels

Starting at: $247.32

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  • Sequential recording levels - The three recording levels allow for pre-recorded sequential messages to be played back at specific times of the day, or for recording/storing messages utilized on a regular basis. Switch feedback is auditory.
  • 4 minutes of recording time - A very generous four minutes of recording space enables practically limitless sequential message recording for the three different levels.
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Talking Icon Assistive Technology Communicator

Starting at: $325.92

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  • Designed specifically to help users in communicative task.
  • Can be used alone or connected with other devices for versatile use.
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Print It! Assistive Technology Icon Maker

Starting at: $76.35

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  • Disc includes up to 300 color icons.
  • Ideal for convenient communication and easy use.
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Big Talk Triple Play Assistive Technology Communicator

Starting at: $259.35

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  • Works as both a message sequencer or randomizer.
  • Can hold four levels worth of messages for versatile use.
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Speech Therapist with Mirror Assistive Technology Communicator

Starting at: $194.21

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Talkable II Communicator

Starting at: $212.66

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  • Can record and store two different messages.
  • Includes 20 total seconds of recording time for versatile use.
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Cheap Talk 4 and 8 Assistive Technology Communicator

Starting at: $376.80

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  • Facilitates easy communication and development of language skills.
  • Allows use of single or dual scanning with one or two capability switches.
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Gooseneck Mounted Announcer Communicator  with 6 Levels

Starting at: $409.79

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  • Provides utmost accessibility for ease of use.
  • Six levels of messages can be recorded over six levels.
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Autism Spectrum Disorder Visual Stimulation Kit

Starting at: $2,151.14

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  • Scheduling devices provide both auditory and visual cues.
  • Includes a variety of products to help teach students with autism.
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QuickTalker Assistive Communicator

Starting at: $171.45

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  • Easy to use - This is a fun and easy-to-use communicating device for beginning communicators. Provides common sense controls that make it simple to switch between the five recording levels.
  • Available in 7, 12, and 23 locations - Dependent upon the choice of model, the user has a choice of the number of pre-recorded message locations on the 5 different levels to listen to and use at different times of the day for communication
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Small Talk Sequencer Assistive Technology Communicator

Starting at: $207.39

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  • Allows nonverbal users to easily carry on a conversation.
  • Includes single sequential and random message capability.
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Talking Alert Communicator

Starting at: $208.71

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  • Activates a bright light and 20 second message when turned on.
  • Single level and twelve level models accommodate a range of needs.
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Talking Brix 2 Communicators

Starting at: $228.80

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  • Lightweight, slim design fits in a pocket or purse and can be used most anywhere
  • Three bright colors for easy differentiation
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What Types of Augmentative Alternative Communication (AAC) Devices Exist?

When children or adults cannot use speech effectively to communicate, there are efficacious options to employ. An extensive array of AAC devices is available though Rehabmart from innovative manufacturers that include Enabling Devices, Ablenet, Adaptivation and Proxtalker. They range from educational assistance devices for use by special needs children, to alphabet or symbol boards useful for those who have lost natural speaking ability following stroke or throat surgery, to accessories you can use with tablet computers and e-readers.

Many of the 150+ devices carried by Rehabmart are electronic talking and recording message devices, used to record and play back messages that define wants and needs, or respond to simple yes/no questions. These devices are available with different numbers of messages recordable at various lengths. Multiple level recordings allow for sequential messages, and for grouping messages appropriate for different needs at different times of day. Some devices combine auditory and visual cues with the recorded messages. They help to develop language skills, and assist those learning (or re-learning) to initiate language. Such systems allow non-verbal persons to participate more fully in group activities, and help special needs students in the classroom or in social interactions throughout the day.

AAC devices are important tools in a complete communication system for those needing assistance. Special augmentative aids help people express themselves, and may increase school performance, social interaction and feelings of self-worth.

What Challenges or Conditions Benefit from Using AAC Devices?

Many congenital conditions, and medical conditions occurring at any time of life can affect or diminish the ability to speak and communicate easily. Augmentative alternative communication devices are designed to provide assistance to those whose natural speech or ability to communicate is limited or absent, including those afflicted through:

• Neurological conditions that can affect speech such as Huntington’s, Parkinson’s or ALS.
• Injuries that affect speech permanently or temporarily, like some traumatic brain injuries.
• Congenital conditions that limit speech or sensory motor development, and/or cognitive abilities, such as cerebral palsy.
• Autism spectrum effects on speech, emotional development and socialization skills.
• Total blindness or visual impairment.
• Dual-sensory impairments.
• Physical challenges, poor or diminished motor skills and mobility issues.

AAC users should not stop using speech and other natural forms of communication (gestures, facial expressions, body language and sign language) if they are able to do so. The AAC aids and devices are used to enhance, not fully replace, their communication.

Which types of trained experts work with those who use AAC devices? Are medical prescriptions needed?

Physicians, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech-language pathologists, social workers, special education professionals and other experts may be involved in recommending appropriate communication aids and in working with those who will benefit from using AAC devices.

It is important to obtain an evaluation by professionals to develop the best communication system to meet your, or a loved one’s needs. You can have an evaluation at a medical facility, private practice, school district or center-based program. An evaluation should involve the potential AAC user and his family or caregivers, and a team of professionals working together.

While some AAC devices may be helpful to those who have lost speaking ability due to stroke, surgery or progressive neurological disorders, they are not used in the treatment of these medical conditions and do not require prescriptions.

How do Augmentative Alternative Communication Devices Benefit the People Who Use Them?

Augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) strategies may provide temporary communication assistance during recovery following traumatic brain injury, throat surgery or stroke. For individuals who require more permanent alternative communication aids, AAC devices will help them to successfully communicate and achieve more independence. They give the individual the ability to take an active role in directing personal care, effectively speak his mind, connect and communicate with others.

Regardless of cause, those who need to bridge communication gaps will find AAC devices that:

• Provide a voice through assistance with communicating words, sentences and phrases.
• Offer efficient and precise communication in an easy to use framework.
• Connect people to others in their sphere, whether in the community, at work, at school or at home.
• Allow for alternative access changes, such as switch scanning or eye control.
• Optionally give control over TV, appliances and some computers to encourage social interaction on a variety of platforms.

 

Hulet Smith, OT
Rehabmart Co-Founder & CEO

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