Augmentative & Alternative Communication Program

The Augmentative & Alternative Communication (AAC) Program provides group treatment for adolescents and adults whose primary mode of communication is not speech. Clients must be using technology (computer, tablet, book) in some form to replace or augment their speech.

This program accepts self-referrals as well as referrals from speech-language pathologists and other service providers in Nova Scotia. All individuals in the group have an established AAC system they use to communicate. Communicators at all levels may benefit from the group.

The group focuses on providing opportunities for autonomous communication and vocabulary development and serves as a support system for individuals with similar communication needs.

What to expect at a group session?

The sessions are run by a certified speech-language pathologist, and by graduate students from the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders

The activities are designed for improving and maintaining communication skills through participation in supported conversation. Themes are chosen in collaboration with group members.

Where do sessions take place?

All sessions are currently conducted online via ZOOM

When are sessions held?

  • Thursdays (times to be confirmed)     
    WINTER Jan-Mar
    SPRING Apr-June

How to join the group?

Contact or call 902.494.7052
There is an evaluation process to determine candidacy for participation.