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Alternative and Augmentative Communication


To enable our students who display delays in learning conventional forms of communication, such as speech, reading and writing to develop capabilities in literacy we use specific interventions. 

developing reading and writting skills

One intervention we use at Currumbin Community Special School is teaching the students to use augmentative and alternative comunications (AAC). 

AAC refers to Augmentative and Alternative Communication.  AAC  is used to supplement or replace  other methods of communication students may use when they have difficulty speaking. 

AAC may supplement what speech the student does use or it may become the primary form of communication.  AAC helps students communicate by providing a range of alternatives. 
The primary aim of AAC is providing a means of effective, functional communication.

Other Learning Systems We Utilise Here Are:

Picture Exchange Communication Systems (PEC’s)

Pagmatic Organization Dynamic Display (PODD )
speech learning tools