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.
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.
Books are great resources because they can be used to target many skills - from receptive language to expressive language to literacy skills to social communication.
Selecting fringe words for individual's AAC devices should be thoughtful and intentional. The process includes considering how the vocabulary will be used, as well as their culture, environments, and communication partners.
Mealtimes and snack times are some of the best opportunities to elicit language at home or during therapy. This article features a fun step-by-step trail mix recipe to help work on core vocabulary! Also featured on languageduringmealtime.com !
FREE back to school bingo - what are Sunday scaries anyway? Just in time for school to begin, we created a fringe vocabulary bingo featuring all of your favorite school supplies and more. Print out as many copies as you desire; use in the classroom or for virtual learning.