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.
What exactly are AAC accessories and why are they important? I have the tablet itself but do I need anything else? In this post, we will share some of our favorite AAC device (i.e., high tech/speech generating) accessories and how they can increase use and function of one’s AAC or AT system.
Explore how we use music in a variety of ways in our sessions! We love music as a reinforcer, something to request or comment about, and as a topic of conversation.
Communication milestones from infancy all the way to 5 years. This brief post covers typical speech and language development as your child or loved one grows.
This is a free (our favorite) resource containing activities for targeting pragmatic language goals, including both verbal and nonverbal skills. This includes initiating communication, eye contact, and maintaining a conversation
Thinking about exploring a mid tech AAC system for a client or loved one? There are several factors to consider... From communication needs, to literacy skills, to lifestyle, and more; there are several key elements to consider when trialing and selecting a mid tech AAC device.
Check out our August calendar that contains 31 days of fun activities, which promote language and communication development for individuals of all ages. The purpose of this calendar is to provide ideas for facilitating language that are both manageable and flexible.