Important AAC Device Features

There are many voice output devices on the market today, so how do you choose one? Below is a list of device features that would be important for helping to develop language skills and features that address the specific challenges of autism. For an explanation on each of these important AAC device features download the .pdf version here.


+ Single words

+ Consistent, easy access to most commonly used words (core)

+ The motor plan or sequence to "say" a word is unique and consistent

+ A large vocabulary with minimal sequencing

+ Multi-meaning icons

+ Quick screen re-draw time

+ Quick auditory response after pressing icons

+ Language software that allows progression from 1st words to complex language

+ Quick and easy masking feature

+ Digitized and synthesized speech

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