This communication board is a type of aided Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC). Most of the symbols represent the words that are used most frequently in our daily language. It is important to provide lots of modeling for these words by touching the pictures while saying the words! Those that are learning to communicate with AAC will benefit from seeing their system being used by people around them communicating real messages in real situations.
Some form of AAC needs to be available everywhere for the user to be able to communicate. Communicating everywhere means communicating at home, at school, and here at GO Therapy! There is learning for everyone!
Thera are many AAC apps to choose from. Here are some apps (with links to their website) we’ve collected from the International Society of Augmentative and Alternative Communication to help narrow down your search:
Speak for Yourself!
Talk Suite Pro
Consulting with a speech therapist is a great way to get started with AAC. If you feel your child can benefit from utilizing an AAC device but want more information, feel free to get in touch with me, or speak with your child’s pediatrician to seek further guidance on your child’s communication needs.
Julianne is a licensed speech therapist and founder of GO Therapy and is excited to serve the Las Vegas and Henderson communities!