Modeling without expectation is when communication functions are demonstrated without requiring the individual to respond. Related to AAC, it refers to demonstrating the use of AAC systems to individuals.
Communication boards provide increased access to language forms and communication for many individuals. Find step-by-step instructions on how to use Smarty Symbols to make quick and easy customizable communication boards.
Communication boards are one type of low tech AAC. They can be used with other AAC systems (like sign language or an SGD), or by themselves. We discuss updates to sites/features that can be used in communication boards in collaboration with Katrina from Cboard.
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).
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!
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.