For individuals who have complex communication needs, Alternative and Augmentative Communication (AAC) options may be available to enhance communication. If you experience little to no speech, reduced intelligibility and have difficulty understanding what other people say, then our Speech Pathologists can assist you. They will identify your needs and provide you with a plan to support your goals. AAC is a total communication approach which might mean using unaided systems such as Key Word Sign or aided systems such as voice output devices to optimise your communication.
One form of AAC to enhance communication is the dynamic display communication (PODD) book. A Speech Pathologist will determine your suitability for a PODD book and will work with you to choose:
- which vocabulary you would like in the book
- how many and what type of symbols to display
- the best way you can access the book
They will then work with you and your key communication partners to ensure you get the most out of it.
Information Kit for AAC Teams
Rocky Bay has developed a resource for teams working with children and adults who use augmentative and alternative communication (AAC).
Positive AACtion information kit contains over 100 pages of tips, activities and strategies for improving communication skills. For more infromation and to purchase this educational kit, visit our resources page.
Visit our Enquiries and Referrals page to find out more about funding streams, office locations and to download a referral form.
Alternatively, you can contact our Referral Manager during business hours on (08) 6399 4120 or
You can access our services if you have an NDIS or WA NDIS plan, Disability Services Commission funding, Medicare or if you want to fund your own services. We can also support you through the planning process if you do not have a plan already.
We value that everybody is different, so please contact our Customer Engagement Team on (08) 6282 1900 or email to discuss your individual needs.