Functional communication includes requesting, protesting, describing, commenting, asking and answering questions, and engaging in social routines. Individuals who use AAC engage in functional communication exchanges throughout their days.
Research has suggested that AAC will not stop an individual from speaking. In addition to the research, this has also been evident based on our own clinical experiences. We discuss commonly shared research articles and additional AAC-related information.
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.