You have already seen how diverse people who use AAC are. That diversity
translates into a wide variety of solutions for communication. Intervention
should focus on those solutions, not specific strategies.
of communication take time and practice to master NEW!!
Take a look at the complexity of some strategies! Consider these facts
and opinions the next time you set a communication system in front of
an AAC user.
and pre-schoolers can benefit from AAC intervention
Take a look at some intervention with very young children who may not
have met formal "pre-requisite" rules years ago. Watch how
delighted they are by their ability to communicate and to control the
adults in their lives! This is just the beginning for these children.
with autism may benefit from multiple strategies
Note how one young man with autism uses signs and body language with
his most familiar partners, a communication notebook for less familiar
partners and a communication device in the community.
about technology (or other solutions) are highly individual
There are many, many reasons why decisions cannot be made for an individual
on the basis of his/her diagnosis, availability of equipment, professional's
opinions, etc. Take a look at the diversity of solutions that could
not be predicted by any simple formula.