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Join our SIMPLE AAC webinar where and explore the ways you can support early AAC users to develop their communication, with tips and ideas for getting started.

Get started with Simple AAC

Simple AAC: 9. Comment

Simple AAC – 9. Comment When a child first starts to speak, you often hear adults asking questions like “what’s that?” and “what’s this?”. Why do they ask these questions when…

Simple AAC: 9. Comment

Simple AAC: 8. Add Words

Simple AAC – 8. Add Words Once an AAC learner begins to use single words, you can start to support their language by showing them how to ADD WORDS to what they have said. For example, if…

Simple AAC: 8. Add Words

Simple AAC: 7. Always Available

Simple AAC – 7. Always Available AAC should ALWAYS be AVAILABLE. If an AAC learner does not have access to AAC, then how will they ever learn to use it? Or if they only have access to AAC…

Simple AAC: 7. Always Available

Simple AAC: 6. Explore

Simple AAC – 6. Explore I often hear concerns from teachers and parents about allowing AAC learners to “play” with their device, if they seem to be selecting cells at random. This is…

Simple AAC: 6. Explore

Simple AAC: 5. Language

Simple AAC – 5. Language When teaching AAC try to remember all of the different reasons we use language. It’s not just about asking for things! (Although this can be very motivating for…

Simple AAC: 5. Language

Simple AAC: 4. Pause

Simple AAC – 4. Pause Sometimes we can underestimate just how much time an AAC learner needs before they can respond to us. Learners with complex needs might need longer to process what…

Simple AAC: 4. Pause

Simple AAC: 3. Months and Months

Simple AAC – 3. Months and Months Learning AAC takes time. It’s really important to remember that we might not see results straight away, and some AAC learners will need MONTHS and MONTHS…

Simple AAC: 3. Months and Months

Simple AAC: 2. Interesting

When we are teaching AAC, we need to keep things INTERESTING! We have all been in a situation where someone is talking to us, but we are not really interested in what they have to say. Even if…

Simple AAC: 2. Interesting

Simple AAC: 1. Show

SHOWING an AAC learner how they can use symbols to communicate is one of the best things you can do to support their learning, and there is a lot of evidence to show that this works!

Simple AAC: 1. Show

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