Augmenting Our AAC Skills
Beacon held a retreat to review protocols and refine skills for working with children who have autism and are minimally verbal. The focus was the use augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) to help children to make choices and communicate their needs using pictures in the place of words. In the beginning, single pictures are exchanged for desired items or activities while, in later phases, pictures are used to form sentences. Support provided by Brooke Littleton, MS, CCC-SLP, Beacon’s Network Director of Therapy Services and Speech-Language Pathologist, addressed the group’s training needs and led to the establishment of performance competencies for working with children and families. Have questions about AAC? Contact Beacon ABA Services and find out how we can help.