Aphasia is a language disorder that commonly occurs after a stroke. It often results in an impaired ability to communicate. A person with aphasia may have difficulty speaking, listening, reading, and/or writing.
Augmentative and Alternative Communication(AAC) is a method of communication used by individuals with a wide range of communication impairments, including aphasia. Providing AAC to a person with aphasia supports their ability to communicate and engage socially. It supports communication and provides an alternative way to communicate while the person works on recovering as much natural speech as possible.
Our resources will help you get started using AAC for someone with aphasia. Want to learn more?
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We recommend you start by watching the Understanding Aphasia and Aphasia and AAC courses in the ASHA CEU section. If you are an Speech Language Pathologist, you can earn ASHA CEUs for these courses. However, these great courses are for anyone. You can also go back to the Stroke/Aphasia category found on the homepage to explore additional eLearning courses, recorded webinars, video clips, and more. We add new content regularly, so please keep checking back.