7d. Summary

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step 7 summary

  • Develop interventions that respect the family and carers' systems and preferences.
  • The family and carers need to learn to be AAC users: To create an AAC system, communication partners need to develop fluency using the system.
  • It’s important to provide access to an AAC system all the time as early as possible.
  • If a high-tech device is used, try to provide low-tech options as well.
  • Model language during interactions.
  • Provide fun and motivating activities to make AAC inclusive.
  • Use creativity, games, music etc. to build language.
  • Never forget the importance of progression.