AAC Use Therapy (LAMP certified)

Welcome! At Sherwood Park Speech Therapy, we champion the belief that communication is a fundamental right for everyone. For some, traditional verbal speech isn’t the most effective means of expression. That’s where AAC comes into play, providing alternative avenues for sharing thoughts, needs, desires, and aspirations. We’re proud to be LAMP certified, ensuring we offer top-tier support.

AAC, or Augmentative and Alternative Communication, encompasses various methods of expressing ourselves beyond spoken words, from basic gestures or signs to advanced electronic devices. LAMP, which stands for Language Acquisition through Motor Planning, is a specialized approach that utilizes neurological and motor learning principles, typically with speech-generating devices.

Our LAMP certification signifies that our speech-language pathologists (SLPs) possess the expertise in a highly effective AAC methodology, enabling us to assist clients in discovering their unique voices, especially when verbal communication is a hurdle.

Our approach to AAC therapy is highly personalized. We begin by getting to know the individual – their preferences, aversions, habits, and communication objectives. This insight helps us customize the AAC solution that best fits them.

In our therapy sessions, whether introducing a manual communication board or a speech-generating device, or applying LAMP principles, our focus is on creating an engaging and empowering experience. We believe in the power of fun and interactive therapy, as it fosters the most meaningful learning.

However, our support extends beyond merely introducing an AAC system. We also educate individuals and their caregivers on effective daily use, which may include mastering specific symbols or words, or strategies for encouraging communication throughout the day.

At Sherwood Park Speech Therapy, our AAC program is dedicated to removing communication barriers, enhancing independence, and boosting the confidence of our clients to express themselves freely. We are committed to ensuring that every voice is heard and valued.

If you’re new to AAC or aiming to enhance your skills, we’re ready to assist you. Please feel free to reach out with any questions or if you’re prepared to start your AAC journey. Joining you on this journey excites us!

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