While most research and discussion of AAC implementation skips straight to modeling, I like to start at the most basic skill of all: access.
Access means that an AAC system needs to be with the student and accessible AT ALL TIMES.
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Did you know that there are 300,000 items in the average American home?! That stat is absolutely wild to me. I don't even want to know the average number of items in a speech room.
Minimizing will help you thrive because the less stuff…
One question I get frequently when I talk about AAC implementation is where SLPs can find high quality, low tech AAC boards.
I've been sharing these links over and over in emails to other SLPs and thought I'd compile them all in one place…
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