Augmentative-Alternative Communication (AAC) refers to a wide variety of techniques used to supplement, facilitate, or replace natural speech. Examples of AAC techniques include facial expressions, gestures, drawing, writing, communication boards/books, voice output communication devices, sign language, eye gazing, word approximations, and others.
An augmentative-alternative communication system is an integrated network of techniques, skills, and strategies that a person uses to communicate.
If you are a Speech-Language Pathologist or Teacher within Mesa Public Schools, please contact Doug Cutler, M.A., CCC-SLP, Speech Language Pathologist and MPS AAC Specialist, at 480.472.0628, for more information on using AAC in your classroom. You will also find helpful information regarding AAC by navigating the links on the left-hand side of this page.