AAC (Augmentative/Alternative Communication)

Parkwood clinicians have skilled training in providing intervention for users of AAC (Augmentative/Alternative Communication) systems (low and high tech). Our goal is to decrease barriers and increase motivation for communication so that our clients can go beyond just basic wants and needs. Through caregiver and community training, as well as direct therapy, our aim is to help our clients expand their range of communicative functions. Our approach to AAC is customized to each client's goals and skill level.

AAC Therapy in Portland, OR

Parkwood’s approach to AAC includes (but is not limited to): 


  • Evaluating the client's needs and determining what AAC system would be the best fit

  • Submitting to insurance for coverage of high tech systems 

  • Developing personalized treatment plans

  • Referring to other providers and resources as applicable

  • Expanding language skills through modeling of core vocabulary 

  • Training siblings, caregivers and teachers on how to encourage AAC system use within established routines

  • Maintaining working relationships with local AAC representatives to strengthen family and community AAC knowledge

  • Connecting with community partners to enhance financial and informational resources for families of AAC system users

  • Providing opportunities for families of AAC system users to interact and gain support from one another 

Parkwood Speech & Therapy Clinic provides on-site and remote (tele-health) speech therapy sessions for toddlers and children across Oregon. Our brick and mortar location in Portland, OR near the Bridgeport shopping mall is within ideal driving distances for families in Portland, Lake Oswego, West Linn, Tigard, Beaverton, Oregon City, Clackamas, Wilsonville, Canby and more. 

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Parkwood Bridgeport

17020 SW Upper Boones Ferry Road, Suite 201
Portland, OR 97224

Phone: 503-894-1539

Speech Therapy Center

Ideally located to serve the greater Portland, Beaverton, and Lake Oswego areas & providing online speech therapy for kids across Oregon.