Speech-language pathologists (SLPs) are responsible for assessing, diagnosing, and treating communication and swallowing disorders for individuals of all ages. SLPs are often referred to as speech therapists.
AAC group therapy serves as a great way to promote a variety of communication modalities with multiple individuals at once. Group programming encourages natural, social exchanges and members can also benefit from observing others who are using different forms of AAC.
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.
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.