AAC LENDING LIBRARY -TN TALKS
The Lending Library for the Northwest and Southwest Tennessee region provides AT and AAC products for a device trial. If you are interested in borrowing a device, please review our available devices and complete our request form. Please note, the items in our lending library are not new and may show signs of use or may not look exactly like the stock photo. If you have questions, call 901.678.1489 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
AUGMENTATIVE & ALTERNATIVE
Augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) is a term used to describe various methods of communication that can help people who are unable to use verbal speech to communicate. AAC methods vary and may be personalized to meet each individual need. At the Mid-South ACT, we offer iPads, low-tech communication devices, and switch toys for children Pre-K to 12.
The purpose of Tennessee Talks is to address the challenge of establishing and sustaining communicative competence for students with complex communication needs (CN) in Northwest and Southwest TN regions public schools. To achieve this goal, the University of Memphis’ School of Communication Sciences and Disorders / Memphis Speech and Hearing Center, and the University of Memphis' College of Education / Mid-South Access Center for Technology (ACT) have joined forces to provide resources, education, and support to the school and the children they serve. For more information, click here.
Devices can only be borrowed by professionals such as Speech-Language Pathologists, Occupational Therapists, and teachers. If you are a parent wishing to borrow a device, you MUST have an SLP, teacher, or Occupational Therapist to request the device. The device will be shipped to the professional requesting it. We are no longer shipping devices to families.