An AAC specialist is a speech language pathologist who has additional training and experience with AAC. Currently the American Speech Language and Hearing Association has not established a specialty certificate in AAC but that may be happening in the near future.
Often a person designated as an Assistive Technology Professional knows a thing or two about AAC. However, it is important to have a knowledgeable SLP on the team to assure a good communication foundation is provided.
6 comments on “How to find an AAC Specialist”
Is there a national directory of AAC specialists? At this time I am interested in WI and CO
Sorry for the delay in replying to your comment! Check out ASHA. You can search by field of specialty:
Looking for an AAC Specialist to help design a communication system for a 28 year old with severe Autism and ID. Lives in Clarion County, PA. The individual (my son) responds well to visual communication strategies and supports, inconsistently uses words and short phrases with intelligibility issues for those not familiar with him, and lives in a group home setting. Thanks for any ideas you may be able to provide!
Email me at tug34189@Temple.edu. Let’s see what we can do to help. Kathryn
Looking for a AAC specialist in Evans, ga 30809
Here is the link to ASHA’s PRoFind for SLPs who list AAC as a specialty in Georgia.