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.
Core words, fringe words, and social questions all have a place in special events and celebrations! Photos, jokes, music, and more messages are additional ways an individual can use their high tech AAC device to interact with others during the holidays, too.
Low tech, mid tech, and high tech augmentative alternative communication (AAC): a brief breakdown. In this post we will define AAC, discuss different versions of AAC, and provide clarity to some AAC terms and buzzwords. The perfect wrap up to AAC Awareness Month!
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 !
Fringe words, also known as fringe vocabulary, refer to words specific to a topic, individual, or environment. While core words make up about 80% of our everyday language. fringe words make up about 20% of it.