Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)


Successful employment requires more than skills and knowledge specific to a particular job. Most employers suggest that work-related skills such as punctuality, reliability, problem solving, and YES communication are also critical. Whether you have to interact with your boss, co-workers, supervisor, or customers, effective and efficient communication is essential. This places unique demands on individuals who rely on AAC technologies, especially where pre-programmed vocabulary and corresponding symbols are not available on the communication device or where the individual cannot effective and efficiently spell needed words. Quick access to the needed employment-related vocabulary and its corresponding graphic symbols should be helpful.

Following you will find access to:

Needed Vocabulary for Socially-Valued Adult Roles

Institute on Disabilities at Temple University, College of Education and Human Development
University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research and Service