...to an exciting new online resource! The Center for AAC & Autism is dedicated to building awareness of the power of AAC to change the lives of children with autism and other developmental disabilities, who are challenged by limited spontaneous communication skills.
The Center for AAC & Autism believes that every child has the desire and the ability to communicate despite physical and neurological challenges. By providing specialized clinical training to health care professionals , teachers, and parents... empowering clients and families with education, resources, and information... and supporting clinical research, our aim is to give all children the ability to speak their mind and heart and become engaged in their world.
Come back often to learn, share, find hope, and enable communication success!
Monthly Achievements in AAC
For nearly one year, Adrian and Parker, who both have autism, have been working with a communication device featuring Unity language software and the Language Acquisition through Motor Planning (LAMP) approach. And despite encountering challenges with other methodologies in the past, both are using LAMP in ways they never thought possible
"I learned the concept that using the device can be a simplification of what speech is - a complex motor pattern that is unique for each word - so that language development can proceed as in speech - learning new words and combining them."
Karen Darby Davila, SLP
San Antonio, TX