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.
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.
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.