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.
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).
High tech AAC devices, or speech-generating devices (SGDs), are electronic devices with more advanced processors. They can help individuals with complex communication needs express wants, needs, and ideas more effectively.
Optimizing AAC devices is a way to increase familiarity, use, and engagement of these systems. AAC devices can be customized based on each individual - below lists some of those ways!
Backing up AAC is a big part of what we do as SLPs. It ensures that all of the progress AAC users have made using newly added/modified vocabulary isn’t lost during an update or device malfunction. We’ll give you some helpful links to make it a seamless process too!
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.