Multimodal communication is a method of communicating using a variety of methods, including verbal language, sign language, and different types of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC).
High tech AAC devices, or speech-generating devices (SGDs), are electronic devices with more advanced processors. They can help individuals with complex communication needs express wants, needs, and ideas more effectively.
More AAC assessment tools have become available in recent years (and they keep growing!). One thing to take note of is that dynamic assessment is key for best practice when evaluating the pediatric population. In this post, we also share links to various AAC evaluation and progress measures.
Dysarthria is a motor speech disorder that has a significant range in terms of its severity. There are actually 7 different classifications of dysarthria and we will discuss the clinical implications of each. Additionally, we will look at how dysarthria differs from other motor speech disorders.