We had the unique opportunity to discuss all things AAC with Tara Rudnicki, President of Tobii Dynavox North American Market. We are both big advocates for AAC and individuals with complex communication needs, and we left the conversation feeling educated and revitalized about high-tech 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.
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!
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.
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.
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.