Types of AAC
People of all ages can use Augmentative and Alternative Communication. Here is an outline of the different types of AAC.
What is AAC?
As part of Better Hearing and Speech month, we want to provide some more education regarding Augmentative and Alternative Communication (also known as AAC). AAC refers to all ways that an individual communicates aside from oral communication. Check out this article to learn more about different types of AAC and how it can be an important part of our kid’s lives.
Kitchen Scavenger Hunt (Speech Therapy Edition)
Scavenger hunts can be super motivating for our kids... and a great way to incorporate your therapy goals while having fun. Check out this simple kitchen scavenger hunt with some tricks for targeting your speech therapy goals
Ways to Incorporate Food into Speech Therapy
If your child is struggling with speech and language development they may benefit from speech therapy services. A speech and language pathologist is able to assess speech and language difficulties and create an individual plan to make sure your child is on track.
Four Steps to Self Advocacy
Self-advocacy is a critical skill for problem solving and achieving goals. Here are four steps to self-advocacy that you can review with your child so they can learn to appropriately advocate for their needs in order to reach their maximum potential.
Shared Reading Goal Examples – Dragons Love Tacos
Check out this handout for an example of ways you can target speech and language goals during shared reading of your child’s favorite books.
Goals to Target During Shared Reading at Home
March is National Reading Month. Celebrate the joy of reading this month by using these tips to target speech and language goals while engaging in story time with your child.
Analytic Language Learning versus Gestalt Language Learning
Check out this article to view examples of and learn the difference between Gestalt Language Processing and Analytic Language Development.
What is Natural Language Acquisition and Gestalt Language Processing?
Historically, echolalia has been described as having no communicative function. However, research has identified various communicative functions of echolalia, and has suggested its role in Gestalt Language Processing. Check out this article to find out more about what gestalt language processing is and how you can support gestalt language processors across environments.
What is Childhood Apraxia of Speech?
May is Apraxia Awareness Month. Check out this article to learn more about childhood apraxia of speech.