Practical AAC: A Guide to Developing Functional Communication Skills
Practical AAC was created to provide guidance for therapists, teachers, parents and other caregivers working with individuals in need of communication assistance. It is written in simple step by step terms learned through years of experience and provides practical procedures, goals, techniques, and activities to build a foundation for more complex communication skills. The guide provides instruction to teach individuals augmentative communication skills from single message activation all the way to phrase building. It includes a “Starting Point” checklist to determine a user’s communication entry point and a handy chart which correlates normal language development and an AAC continuum to help therapy session stay on target. Each chapter includes suggested therapy goals, a detailed activity description, pre-made activities and charting sheets. Not sure which device is more appropriate for an individual? Use the “Decision Point” flow chart to help determine which device is the most appropriate. Truly everything you need to foster foundational augmentative device use.