Backing up AAC is a big part of what we do as SLPs. It ensures that all of the progress AAC users have made using newly added/modified vocabulary isn’t lost during an update or device malfunction. We’ll give you some helpful links to make it a seamless process too!
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Aided Language Stimulation, sometimes known as Aided Language Input, is a method of modeling language using an AAC device while an AAC user is observing. The purpose of it is to build communication skills using an AAC device.
Functional communication includes requesting, protesting, describing, commenting, asking and answering questions, and engaging in social routines. Individuals who use AAC engage in functional communication exchanges throughout their days.
Expressive language goals focus on an individual’s use of language. This post will explain how to write goals to address expressive language in intervention using the Communication Community Goal Writing Formula!
Expressive language is the language that we produce or use to communicate messages. One’s primary expressive language system can look different depending on the individual. We will talk about how phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, and pragmatics play a role in expressive language.
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.
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.