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.
Work on receptive, expressive, and pragmatic language as you use this themed scavenger hunt at home, in school, or with books and videos. Can also be used by individuals who use high tech AAC devices.
Core words, fringe words, and social questions all have a place in special events and celebrations! Photos, jokes, music, and more messages are additional ways an individual can use their high tech AAC device to interact with others during the holidays, too.
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.
Fringe words, also known as fringe vocabulary, refer to words specific to a topic, individual, or environment. While core words make up about 80% of our everyday language. fringe words make up about 20% of it.
One's ownership of their AAC system (think: speech generating devices, core words boards, etc.) is essential to the individual user. We break down why and how we as SLPs and caregivers can encourage ownership and corresponding operational competencies.