Our primary goal for our clients is to enable them to become successful communicators through a total communication approach. This may include gestures, symbols/pictures, verbal speech, and/or an augmentative or alternative communication system. Using a developmental model, we recommend language-based systems that facilitate the emergence of receptive, expressive and pragmatic language abilities, as well as literacy skills. AAC users are most successful when all communication partners actively support the system of choice. An individual can be given a communication tool, but in order to become proficient in using that tool to communicate, ongoing intervention from a knowledgeable team is essential. We are passionate about teaching family and team members the various strategies needed to support communication success!