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AAC Myths (1A003)

There are many misconceptions about what AAC is and how it can or cannot support people. Learn the truth and dispel common myths with these resources.

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  • Global AAC Myths
  • Myths about AAC - General
  • Myth: AAC Will Fix All Communication Difficulties
  • Myth: An Individual Can Be Too Impaired to Benefit from AAC
  • Myth: People with Severe Comm. Impairments Cannot Learn Communication Skills
  • Myth: Equipment for Accessing an AAC Device is Not Medically Necessary
  • Myth: Some Speech for Basic Needs is Enough
  • Myth: It Is Necessary to Use Low Tech AAC Tools Before Using a HI Tech Comm. Dev
  • Myth: All You Need are Core Words for Communication
  • Myth: AAC Will Keep an Individual from Using or Developing Natural Speech
  • Myth: Too Young to Use AAC
  • Myth: Young Children Must Wait Until They Can Use AAC
  • Myth: AAC is the responsibility of the Speech-Language Pathologist alone
  • Aphasia
  • Myths about AAC - Aphasia
  • Myth: AAC Can Be Provided Too Soon Following a Neurological Event
  • Myth: Will AAC impede speech recovery for PWA
  • Myth: AAC Will Fix All Communication Difficulties
  • ALS and other progressive diseases
  • Myths about AAC - Progressive
  • Literacy
  • Myth: Literacy and Communication Do Not Impact Each Other
  • Myth: Children Can Be Too Young to Start Learning Literacy Skills
  • Myth: Functional Literacy is Enough for People with Disabilities
  • Myth: People with Severe Communication Impairments Cannot Learn Literacy Skills
  • Myth: Always Pair Symbols with Words
  • Myth: Language Levels of Books Can Be Too High
  • Myth: Individuals Can Be Too Old to Learn Communication and Literacy Skills
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  • Handout: Compiled Links to all myths
  • Quick Guide: AAC Myths and Misunderstandings
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