Providing enough time to people who use AAC is very important, as using AAC to communicate takes time. We as communication partners need to provide enough of it for the person using AAC to claim their turn in the conversation, to process what was said and what they want to say and then compose their message.
AssistiveWare’s Amanda, a Speech-Language Pathologist with over 20 years experience working in schools and with families and as a technology consultant, shares her tips for literacy instruction for an AAC user.
This past summer we ramped up our preparations for Stephen to start the 2nd grade. We’ve been spending some time this summer reviewing math lessons and spelling words from 1st grade, preparing for more strenuous curriculum in 2nd.
It's the first day of school and a new student enters the classroom. Valeria is 12, uses an AAC device and is bilingual! Use this list of resources to make sure Valeria gets the most out of her bilingual advantage.
When I was about 10 years old I met a young woman, a friend of a family friend, who told exciting stories about sailing around the world with her French boyfriend. They were living the kind of life that most people only dream of. Ten years later I found out from my parents that her boyfriend, this adventurous man that used to sail the seas, had an incurable disease.
Lisa is a single mum and has a 6-year-old son called Hunter. Lisa lost her speech when she was a child. Just as so many others, she takes her son to school and then goes to university for her Business study.