What types of Assisted Augmentative Communication are available?

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There are 2 types of AAC- high tech and low tech- read below to have them explained. 1.Aided AAC Aided AAC is any external item used to aid communication (Speech Pathology Australia, 2021). This includes, but is not limited to, communication boards, books, computers, mobile phones, tablets, or a speech generating device.  Aided AAC can be split into two categories: … Read More

Facts and Myths about AAC

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AAC stands for Augmentative and Alternative Communication.  Augmentative – refers to compensatory strategies used in conjunction with speech. Alternative – refers to alternative communication strategies to verbal output. Some children and adults with significant communication difficulties may need to find other ways to get their message across. You might have seen someone write in a book to answer a question … Read More

Enjoying The Christmas Season With Your Child With Special Needs

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The Christmas season whilst filled with many joyful things can be a tough time especially for families with special needs. Sometimes it can feel like there are endless struggles and meltdowns. Sometimes we may even wish our kids could just go back to school and have the structure and routine they are used to. It can be hard to navigate … Read More

Why is repetition important?

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Repetition is important, for learning and saying new words. When you are learning new words, or teaching your child new words repetition is important. Young children hear basic daily words thousands of times before they say and use them. They learn the different sounds. They learn to discriminate the sounds of words that are similar. They learn what the words … Read More