Dynamic Therapy Associates, Inc. is a family-focused speech language pathology practice. We provide articulation, language, oral-motor/feeding, and AAC services to our patients.
Learning a new language can be a daunting task, but what if that language is not just another spoken language, but rather a communication system that involves the use of symbols and pictures?
Is there any AAC application which provides a truly an "out of the box-straight to the user" experience? Definitely not! One of the most important things we can do for our students using AAC is to give them a way to talk about the topics, and people most important in their lives.
Choice-making is one of the first communication functions we learn. For students using AAC, we often use choice-making to ensure they are motivated to communicate
AAC systems include many different communication supports, not just that shiny new AAC app! Light tech books have a place as part of a wider system for supporting communication. In this article we are helping you get "started" with these useful "starter systems!" You will read about the different light tech books, sources for printing these books, and considerations for choosing which of these books might be right for your student!
Does your child repeat entire sentences, or even speeches they hear their favorite characters say? Does this seem significantly more advanced than the other speech they you hear them say each day? Your child may not speak at all, beyond these memorized statements. What does this mean, and what can we do about it?
AAC is all about helping your child experience the power, fun and beauty of interacting with you!Sometimes we get caught up in making kids say what we want them to say. The whole reason you got an AAC system is to hear what they want to say. Give them time to explore, make mistakes and play with their new words.