Alexandra de la Nuez
Vancouver, BC V6J 3L9, Canada
I am a speech language pathologist working with people who have complex communication needs and use augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) and assistive technology (AT) to communicate. This means I support adults and children who are non-speaking (or can’t use their voice to meet their daily needs) and need another way to communicate. Most often, these people require the use of picture symbols, communication books, tactile objects, speech generating devices, apps, and/or other technologies to help them communicate. Depending on the person’s physical abilities, they may use their hands, eye gaze, mouse emulation, switches, or other alternative access methods to use their communication tools. Ultimately, these communication tools allow people to actively participate in their own lives because they can say whatever they want, to whoever they want, whenever they want! I also work with children and young adults with complex instructional needs who are developing literacy and writing skills and require technologies and/or systems for written output because they cannot hold a traditional pencil.
Field of Practice
AAC (Alternative and Augmentative Communication) – AdultAAC (Alternative and Augmentative Communication) – Child
Taking New Clients
Age Groups Treated
19+ years6 to 19 yearsLess than 6 years
On RASP list
Will Travel / Distance
Specialties / Services Provided
AAC assessment and implementation. Non electronic AAC (e.g., PODD, core book) and electronic AAC (e.g., Proloquo2Go, TouchChat, Grid 3, Unity, LAMP). Alternative access methods (e.g., switch access, eye pointing, eye gaze, and mouse emulation). Eye gaze for communication, desktop access, and academic access. Assistive technologies for written output (e.g., Clicker, Kurzweil, and alternative pencils).