Augmentative/Alternative Communication​

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Oakland Schools Augmentative/Alternative Communication (AAC) Team supports local district teams servicing students with complex communication needs who are supported through augmentative and alternative communication strategies and systems. Our goal is for all students to become competent communicators. Our team is happy to assist you in supporting your students who use or could benefit from AAC.

The AAC team provides the following support to Oakland County local district teams:


​​​​​​​​​Professional Learning

Our continuum of opportuniti​es is designed to engage educational SLPs and their teams in sustained and collaborative professional learning to support students with complex communication needs. 

Please click the picture below to view a listing​ of our planned 2016-17 professional learning opportunities



Oakland Schools Resources


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AAC Loan Library

Oakland County ​designated educators and speech-language pathologists may borrow AAC systems/ tools for up to 60 days. Please contact or visit the Materials Center webpage​ for more information.​

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Quick Links

​​​​​International ​Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication 

​American Speech Language Hearing Association

Praactical AAC

Dynamic Learning Maps Professional Development Modules​

UNC ​​Center for Literacy and Disablity ​Studies​


2016-17 Assigned AAC Consultants:

Services to support the AT Consideration Process are available to local districts with the submission of the District Service Request (DSR), available through the district's office of special education.

If you have questions concerning AAC implementation, building language skills, or use of the system in the classroom, please contact the AAC consultant currently serving your district.​

Marlene CummingsAvondale, Oxford, Rochester, Berkley, Ferndale, Oak Park
Stacey Fox​Birmingham, Clarenceville, Huron Valley, Novi, Southfield, Walled Lake
Janet Hamblin

Clarkston, Clawson, Pontiac, Troy, Waterford, West Bloomfield

Dawn JonesBrandon, Farmington, Holly, Lamphere, Royal Oak, South Lyon, Waterford-KMS & Satellites
Sandy McIntyre​​Bloomfield Hills, Hazel Park, Lake Orion, Madison