Navigating Professional Challenges and Barriers to AAC

Speech-language pathologists (SLPs) play an essential role in the recommendation, implementation, and long-term success of AAC devices.
We surveyed hundreds of SLPs to gain insight into their professional challenges and experiences with AAC. Here are the results:

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What are your biggest professional challenges?


(clinical & reimbursement)


Furthering clinical education
in advanced areas


High productivity

How comfortable do you feel working with high-tech AAC?

Not at all comfortable
Not very comfortable
Somewhat comfortable
Very comfortable
Extremely comfortable

How often do you recommend AAC?

A few times a year
Several times a week

Lack of training is the number one reason why SLPs do not feel comfortable working with high-tech AAC.

Lack of training
Lack of access
High cost burden
Negative prior experiences

There appears to be a correlation between comfortability with AAC and frequency of AAC recommendation.

Of the 13% of those who say they never recommend AAC, only 3% report feeling very or extremely comfortable working with AAC.

84% of those who say they never recommend AAC point to a lack of training as a reason for not being comfortable working with AAC.

How can Lingraphica help?

The Lingraphica Certification Program


The Lingraphica Certification Program (LCP) trains SLPs to use Lingraphica technologies with in-depth, hands-on instruction. Borrow a device, earn CEUs, and become a specialist in AAC to make a difference in your clients’ lives.

Start a Device Trial


If you have a client who might be a good fit for an AAC device, don’t hesitate to ask us for help. Lingraphica Clinical Consultants are always  ready to provide the necessary training and guidance. Click below to learn more about our free trial options.

Free Clinical Device Demos


Lingraphica clinicians are available year-round to bring you the latest in evidence-based practice and AAC technology training – no prior experience needed! We’ll send you a Lingraphica AAC device and schedule a 30-minute, hands-on demonstration.