AAC Awareness Month is celebrated in October each year. It began as a way to raise awareness about augmentative and alternative communication (AAC). Read more for general AAC info and ways to get involved.
Modeling without expectation is when communication functions are demonstrated without requiring the individual to respond. Related to AAC, it refers to demonstrating the use of AAC systems to individuals.
AAC tips are strategies that can help parents best support their children in learning how to communicate more effectively. We discuss ways to help parents and caregivers support AAC users using no tech, low tech, mid tech, and high tech AAC systems.
We had the unique opportunity to discuss all things AAC with Tara Rudnicki, President of Tobii Dynavox North American Market. We are both big advocates for AAC and individuals with complex communication needs, and we left the conversation feeling educated and revitalized about high-tech systems.
When introducing AAC to an individual you should have a plan, but be flexible, and assume competence. In this article, we will discuss the steps to take and what’s important to know for individuals, caregivers, and speech-language pathologists.
Multimodal communication is a method of communicating using a variety of methods, including verbal language, sign language, and different types of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC).
We were thrilled to speak with Paul, another one of our favorite SLPs! He discussed his current research, collaborative approach with other service professionals, and more.