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.
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!
Indirect selection access methods for AAC include auditory scanning, visual scanning, and partner-assisted scanning. They can be used for low and high tech AAC.
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.