AAC – More than just fun and games

AAC is an essential communication strategy. However, ensuring its use in everyday life can be extremely difficult. For older children, feeling comfortable communicating in social settings is extremely important. Schools and Allied Health facilities must offer opportunities for enjoyable AAC use in supportive peer environments.

AAC remains an underutilised tool. It is generally introduced and focussed on in the home, despite the time spent by children in child-care settings and schools. Because of this, devices often stay hidden in backpacks and their users stay silent. Our profession must work to ensure better participation of AAC users.


For more information please download the presentation below on AAC Club by Senior Speech Pathologist Lily Wilks.

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