The Center for AAC and Autism

Information for Therapists

  • "It reaffirmed the importance of being child-centered and to use movement; also to always respond. I came out of here with new ideas on how to advance device skills."

    Megan Tadvick, SLPA

    Glendale, AZ

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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