Treating Aphasia Through AAC Devices
Speech-language pathologists (SLPs) often recommend an AAC or speech-generating device to individuals with moderate to severe aphasia. Although the benefits of these devices are well established, individuals and caregivers often draw their own conclusions without consulting the SLP. For example, caregivers may mistakenly believe that an AAC device is the proverbial “end of the road” and that their loved one will never improve. However, research and clinical experience show just the opposite.