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Augmentative and Alternative Communication

Scope Note: 
Communication in which at least one partner is a user of a visual, tactile, or auditory system that either adds to or replaces normal speech and/or writing
Category: Disabilities
Broader Terms
Communication (Thought Transfer)
Narrower Terms
Manual Communication
Total Communication
Use this term instead of
Alternative and Augmentative Communication
Alternative Communication Systems (Disabled)
Augmentative Communication Systems
Related Terms
Assistive Technology
Communication Disorders
Language Impairments
Nonverbal Communication
Speech Impairments
Added to ERIC: 6/27/1994