Communication boards are considered a form of low tech AAC. They can be used in conjunction with other AAC systems (like high tech) or in isolation. We discuss tools that you can use to make communication boards yourself, further considerations, and additional free premade options.
This month, we interviewed Micaela, a Teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing in New York. She shared what she does and how she works with SLPs as she helps support students who are Deaf or hard of hearing (e.g. have hearing loss of some type)
Articulation goals with goal bank included in this post! Part of our larger goal bank series. We discuss our Communication Community Goal Writing Formula and how you can use this to write quick and easy artic goals for therapy.
Receptive language is the language that we understand. When we are listening to someone speak or when we read, we are using our receptive language skills. Individuals who have deficits related to receptive language may have difficulties with following directions or understanding stories.
The 5 domains of language include: phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, and pragmatics. Why are they important for therapy and language development? We will discuss why!
Research has suggested that AAC will not stop an individual from speaking. In addition to the research, this has also been evident based on our own clinical experiences. We discuss commonly shared research articles and additional AAC-related information.
What a child plays with, how they play, and who they play with change and develop as their development progresses. Play skills are important, as are quality play skills goals.