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Toddlers and pre-schoolers benefit
Harold is learning switch control and turn-taking:
Singing Old MacDonald together is a
great opportunity for Harold to practice with a single switch. The Dad
sings the first part, then waits until Harold activates the switch to
sing his part: "e-i-e-i-o".
This child is learning eye-gaze as a selection
The clinician offers two choices and
then waits until she looks at the toy, at the clinician and then back
at the toy (triadic eye gaze) before she gives her the toy.
Sami is learning the
pleasures of requesting music:
The music stops and then Sami has to
activate the switch to request more music. Watch how he relaxes and
enjoys the music when he succeeds.
These are just a few examples of very young children
benefitting from AAC intervention.
Clearly these children have made a start at alternative
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