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Home > Myths > Myths in AAC > Facts about Intervention > Toddlers and pre-schoolers

Toddlers and pre-schoolers benefit from intervention

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".

Harold's parents are getting ready to play with him

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This child is learning eye-gaze as a selection method:
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.

A young girl is sitting in a high chair.
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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.

A young boy is shown in his wheelchair with an adult on either side
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These are just a few examples of very young children benefitting from AAC intervention.
Clearly these children have made a start at alternative communication methods.
Come back to find more about these and other children as this web site grows.