Non-Speech Communication

The UCA Speech, Language and Hearing Center offers many types of therapy for children and adults that use non-speech communication.

Key Age Groups Served: birth – adult

Characteristics of Disability:  Children and adults may need a non-speech communication system for a variety of reasons.  An inability to speak can stem from a developmental disorder such as autism, apraxia or cerebral palsy, hearing impairment, a stroke, head injury or other causes. 

At UCA Speech, Language Hearing Center, we provide therapy using a variety of non-speech communication options, including sign language, Picture Exchange Communication Systems (PECS), electronic communication devices and tablet applications.  Communication systems are not provided by our clinic, but we do have a variety of systems which clients can try before they make a final decision regarding non-speech communication.

Forms:
Child Evaluation Form, Adult Evaluation Form

 

Useful Resources: 

Frequently asked questions about supports for individuals with severe communication disabilities