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AAC at School

Do you have a student who needs support to communicate and learn? Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) might be the answer. Any child whose daily communication needs are not met by natural speech including young children who are delayed in their
speech development may benefit from AAC.

AAC can include low-tech and high-tech supports. Low-tech communication tools and strategies include non-electronic supports such as a symbol-based communication boards, communication books, and more. High-tech AAC can include the use of tablets with communication software, or specialized devices that are similar to computers.

When you are first starting out with an AAC device, there are some tips that will help your student use AAC more effectively. Start by modeling the AAC system for your student. AAC learners need to see someone communicate using an AAC system. Do this by pointing to words as you talk with your student. Do not model every single word, just point to the important words as you say them. Learn more about modeling and other tips for getting started with AAC by watching our videos and webinars.

Select the green "Get Started" button to register for this course. Once you are registered, you will be able to access the content links below.

You can find our symbol-based low tech supports on the homepage under Symbol-Based Supports. You can also go back to the AAC at School category found on the homepage to explore additional eLearning courses, recorded webinars, video clips, and more. We are adding new content regularly so please keep checking back.

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