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.
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.
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.
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.