augmentative and alternativecommunication


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augmentative and alternativecommunication

Any method or device that improves a person's ability to give information to or receive information from others. The term is used esp. for techniques that promote the exchange of language and symbols with the speech- and hearing-impaired. Technologies that assist communication include hearing aids, communication boards, and portable electronic (digital) devices that display, print out, or synthesize speech. Synonym: alternative communication See: communication board
See also: communication
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