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Related to augmentative device: Augmentative and alternative communication
augmentative deviceAny device which facilitates communication by those with limited or absent speech.
Communication boards or tablet computers with pictographs (symbols that look like the things they represent) or ideographs (symbols representing ideas).
augmentative deviceAudiology Any device that facilitates communication by those with limited or absent speech Examples Communication boards; pictographs–symbols that look like the things they represent; ideographs–symbols representing ideas. See Americans with Disabilities Act.
A device that helps people with limited or no speech to communicate. Examples include communication boards, pictographs, or ideographs (symbols representing ideas, not sounds).
See also: device