At AssistiveWare, we believe successful communication is when every person can share their own thoughts and ideas, desires and wishes. On this page you will find articles and information about Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC). Together we can support real communication for everyone.
Do we need AAC?
Learn more about AAC and whether AAC could be beneficial.
We should always presume competence for a person with communication difficulties. Presuming competence affects how we make choices around AAC, and how we provide opportunities and access to words, communication functions and the alphabet.
Point to words on the AAC system as you talk to the AAC user. Model regularly throughout the day. Model different reasons to communicate - not just requests. Model in conversations and natural interactions.