The Center for AAC and Autism

Information for Therapists

  • "I learned an approach that I can not only use with children who have ASD, but it can be generalized to other populations."

    Melissa Mathews, M.A., CCC-SLP

    Austin, TX

Things to Consider

The "C" in AAC stands for communication! Non-verbal individuals need a way to fully communicate; not just participate in an activity here and there, not just express basic needs, not just understand what they are supposed to do next.

It takes a long time to learn a language and be fully competent; it also takes time to learn an AAC system and be competent. Don't look for quick fixes with systems that offer a limited future.

"When we talk about communication, we are talking about peoples' lives, no less than that - so there really are no degrees of freedom. If we get it wrong, if we miss the boat - people drown" (Mirenda, 2008)

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