Implementing AAC Services

Implementing AAC Services

As a speech-language pathologist, the foundations of intervention are the same in AAC as they are in our other services. AAC is a different modality of communication but it is still communication. There are some considerations for AAC implementation that are different than other SLP practices.

AAC and Literacy

Everyone deserves access to literacy and all students have the ability to learn literacy skills, given the right instructional tools and strategies. Presumption of the ability to learn applies to this area as well. Fortunately, there are some amazing clinicians…

AAC Modeling

What is Modeling AAC? Modeling is a strategy that falls under the broader category of Aided Language Stimulation. This technique draws from the research on natural language development. When an infant is born, we model language, but don’t expect a…

AAC and Teletherapy

Since the pandemic, teachers and therapists have worked harder than ever before. It is not easy to make online AAC implementation fun and effective. We at TechOWL have the utmost respect for all of you! This post is meant to…

AAC Tech Goes Wrong

Tech happens Devices get spilled on, software gets deleted. Basically, things break. We can take precautions that allow us to ensure continued communication and get our tech repaired or restored. This applies to both light tech and high tech AAC…

AAC Users & Transitions

Throughout the lifespan, there are many changes and transitions that can impact AAC users.  Some of these are major life events like high school graduation.  But others may occur more frequently, like changes in a routine or moving from grade…

AAC Curriculum Resources

Learning an AAC system is like learning any language.  Students need to be immersed in their language for the best outcome.  It is important that the curriculum be adapted to the student’s AAC language.  Here is a list of some…