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Episode #183: My First Year With AAC

AAC stands for Augmentative and Alternative Communication. These are communication devices, systems, strategies and tools that replace or support spoken language. We have talked about this many times on the podcast but I am sharing some top tips for AAC that I have learned along the way during my 20+ years! 

  1. It’s okay to not have all the answers!! Let this be your mantra. Students will be using different devices and software. You can’t know everything, but you can learn.
  2. What access do you have to an AAC consultant? There are people whose job it is to help!
  3. Collaboration is vital—collaborate and communicate with the learner’s team from assessment to receiving and learning a device to daily use!
  4. Contact AAC companies! They have resources that you need and want.
  5. It’s a marathon, not a sprint. You will always be learning, and that’s exactly where you should be. Connect with experts and always be available to learn!

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What’s Inside:

  • What is AAC?
  • What have I learned about working with AAC in my 20 year career?
  • 5 tips for working with AAC.

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