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A Look into Augmentative and Alternative Communication- AAC

Speech & Language Therapist and Audiologist Vilahashini Manivannan will help you understand what Augmentative and Alternative Communication- AAC is.


The webinar replay titled “A Look into Augmentative and Alternative Communication- AAC” aims to provide an in-depth understanding of AAC and its impact on language development. Vila will  shed light on different types of AAC, their impact on language development, and misconceptions about AAC and its use.

The webinar is targeted towards parents, educators, LSAs, SENs, therapists, and advocates who work with children facing learning challenges.


1. Understanding of AAC: The webinar aims to provide an overview of AAC and the different types of AAC that are used to support children with learning challenges. Participants will gain insights into the purpose and benefits of AAC.

2. Impact of AAC on Language Development: The webinar will help participants understand how AAC can impact language development. The speaker will explain the role of AAC in developing communication skills, enhancing vocabulary, and promoting social interaction.

3. Misconceptions about AAC and its use: The webinar will address common misconceptions about AAC and provide clarity on the appropriate use of AAC. Participants will learn about the benefits of early intervention and the role of parents and educators in facilitating the use of AAC.

4. Practical Strategies for using AAC: The webinar will provide practical strategies for implementing AAC in daily life. The speaker will share resources and tools that can be used to support the use of AAC and enhance language development.

Overall, the webinar aims to equip participants with the knowledge and tools needed to support children with learning challenges and promote language development through the use of AAC.

About the Speaker:

Vilahashini Manivannan is a highly skilled Speech-Language Pathologist and Audiologist, holding a Master’s and Bachelor’s degree in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology from Sri Ramachandra Institute of Higher Education and Research in India. She has extensive experience working with children with a range of developmental challenges, including autism spectrum disorders, ADHD, cerebral palsy, speech sound disorders, stuttering, voice disorders, feeding difficulties, and hearing impairment. Vilahashini is certified in the ADOS2 Course by Marianna Murin, More Than Words/Hanen program and the SCERTS Model 1 training and has expertise in Alternative and Augmentative Communication (AAC). She is a core member of the TDDC team, dedicated to providing life-changing treatment and support to children with developmental challenges.



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