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Key things about AAC
We all use multiple ways to communicate and are often divided into verbal and non
AAC includes all forms of communication that enhance or supplement speech and
AAC takes many forms and supports a wide variety of needs, it involves
communicating meaning using symbols to address barriers to language
Familiarity impacts upon successful use of symbols and is influenced by language
Our purpose is not to simply choose a technology but to enable communication
and interaction, The message, not the medium is what matters for people who
cannot use their own voices
Many people with disabilities benefit from using AAC, those who cannot
communicate experience a loss of control over their own lives
Symbols can be used in all sorts of activities, they can be used
functionally to communicate our needs and wants, and to express our
But they can also be the basis of play, fun and games an important
means of learning to interact with those around us
We can develop our use of AAC in both formal settings and in games
Planning for progression is important in working with AAC and finding a
good starting point needs consideration of different factors
Both low and high tech systems are important
The design of symbols is important
Whilst some symbols can be considered “universal” we recognise that
symbols are nuanced and carry meaning beyond concrete
Because symbols are open to interpretation engaging in the design of
symbols for a specific community will help ensure that there is a shared
understanding and interpretation of all of the symbols in a set.
Language, culture and intended use are all crucial influences on symbol
design and involving stakeholders from within the target community will
enhance familiarity and confidence in the symbol set
Open Licences support localisation of symbol sets to meet community
needs and allow for symbols to used across settings and stakeholders
We should take care in choosing a symbol set
Choosing a set should be based on meeting the needs of a person. We should
consider the design, the ways in which the symbols will be used and the
environment in which they will be used.
Each symbol set has strengths and weaknesses and the choice of a symbol set
should be based on the needs and abilities of the person using AAC.
Try to consider the strengths and weaknesses of different symbol sets in making a
decision. As there are many symbols sets available. Some are free, some must be
Symbol sets can be thought of in several ways including: how pictorial, how
guessable, how flexible, how consistent and how visually complex they are.
Practical issues such as how the symbols are to be used, is software available to
produce printed materials, or which are available for a particular AAC device, will
also influence any choice.
Be Confident to get started !
There are many different forms of AAC system and device available to
you and understanding your options and the strengths and weaknesses
of each is important in making a good recommendation of an AAC
system or device for a child.
Planning for success is at the heart of good provision
There are a range of solutions that include no or low, medium and high
tech devices, choosing a device depends upon your understanding of
both the child and the device features
Planning implementation carefully is most likely to lead to success.