Help Your Child Say I Love You!
Children and adults who struggle to communicate are often frustrated and depressed. As parents and caregivers, we long to know what they have to say! An iPad or tablet with a communication (AAC) app can help them communicate! Some children are nonverbal meaning they cannot use verbal speech to communicate with others. This can be caused by autism, cerebral palsy, Rett Syndrome, Down Syndrome, Apraxia, hearing loss and many other disorders. Adults often struggle with verbal speech after a stroke, ALS, Parkinson’s and other diseases. Other children have some verbal speech but they are unable to functionally communicate. AAC (augmentative and alternative communication) can help! This book focuses on using technology such as iPads, iPhones and tablets for communication. Technology has improved so much and AAC devices and apps are cheaper and more accessible than ever before. The book also describes apps that will strengthen your child or loved one’s ability to access AAC on a touchscreen but these skills aren't needed before they start communicating.
This book is designed to get your child communicating with AAC. If your child is currently using an AAC app but isn't making great progress or if your child hasn't started with a communication app yet, this book will help you lead your child through the steps of communicating with the device.
This book is also great for speech therapists, educators, grandparents and others who love someone who is nonverbal.
This book was written with children in mind but is also very helpful for caregivers of adults who struggle with verbal speech.
Here Is A Preview Of What You'll Learn...
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- Types of AAC
- Apps That Encourage AAC
- Sample Therapy Goals
- Sample Early Communication Boards
- Choosing An AAC System
- AAC Accessories
- Success Stories
- Setting Goals
- Much, much more!
Tags: Nonverbal, Speech Therapy, Augmentative Communication, AAC, Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Stroke, CVA, ALS, Parkinson’s, Rett Syndrome, Down Syndrome, Special Needs, Disability
Betsy is a speech pathologist with 25 years of experience working with children and adults with a variety of disabilities. She is also an expert in using technology to improve lives. She is a frequent speaker on the topics of Augmentative Communication and the impact of technology on people with disabilities.