400 - Minimum number of clock hours of supervised clinical experience required of master's degree students
~2,000 - Number of children and adults served by clinical educators and students in 2015-16
~700 - Number of preschool children screened for communication disorders in 2015-16
$35,000 - Donation made by Orlando Magic player Victor Oladipo to support the UCF Listening Center's mission
10 - Number of counties served by FAAST's Atlantic Region Assistive Technology Demonstration Center
Communication Disorders Clinic
College of Health and Public Affairs
University of Central Florida 3280 Progress Drive Suites 500, 300 Orlando, FL 32826-2215
Florida Alliance for Assistive Services and Technology (FAAST)
Augmentative and Alternative Communication
Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) is a type of
Assistive Technology (AT). AT includes low-tech and high-tech
devices and products that are used to increase, maintain or improve
the functional capabilities of individuals with disabilities. AAC
includes all forms of communication (other than speech) that are
Express needs and wants
Develop Social Closeness
Maintain Social Etiquette
People with significant speech or language problems rely on AAC
to supplement speech or to replace existing speech that is not
functional. AAC is most often used in combination with speech to
maximize functional communication.
Comprehensive evaluations are conducted to determine which
communication needs are not being met. Clients, who have already
received an AT assessment/evaluation at another location, should
send the report with the UCF case history form to the Communication
Disorders Clinic. This will provide information about whether
additional evaluation procedures need to be completed.
In addition, clients need to send any relevant school or medical
reports from previous AT assessments/evaluations.
What type of treatment is provided?
Treatment options to maximize the effective use of AT and AAC in
the everyday lives of children and adults are offered. All services
focus on matching individual communication skills, needs and
priorities with appropriate technology.