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What Research Says About Speech Devices
This resource offers evidence-based research articles and facts that highlight the profound benefits of early AAC device incorporation, dispelling misconceptions and ensuring families make informed decisions.
Daily Device Checklist
We’ve all been there – you are working with you student or client and their speech device has low battery because it wasn’t charged the night before. We’ve created a daily device checklist that you can print out and give to families to help ensure your student or client’s device is ready to use each day!
September 2023 Core Words Activity
Teaching core words is an important part of individuals learning to use an AAC device. One way an SLP can implement this is by introducing a core word of the week. Here are some examples of core words you can target during the month of September in your therapy sessions/across environments and activities associated with each.
Back-to-School AAC Resource
Download our back-to-school AAC themed resource to use in your practice or as a handout for parents to use at home. This resource is designed to enhance communication and social skills while promoting language development.
This OR That Activity
Our “This OR That” activity for speech device users allows SLPs to work collaboratively with their clients to choose between two options and select their preference on their speech device. This interactive activity worksheet is a great opportunity to get to know your client’s preferences and promote language skills!
Incorporating AAC Into Daily Routines
An important area of implementing a speech device is its use across environments. Embedding the use of AAC in a user’s daily routines is important when looking to make progress with using a device. Download our Incorporating AAC Into Daily Routines resource for tips, tricks, and strategies to help speech device users succeed!
Core Words Activity
Teaching core words is an important part of individuals learning to use an AAC device. One way an SLP can implement this is by introducing a core word of the week. Here are some examples of core words you can target in your therapy sessions/across environments and activities associated with each.
This activity is great to use in speech therapy sessions to help facilitate conversation, promote rapport-building, and learn more about each other’s interests and experiences. This activity can serve as a starting point for getting to know each other better while incorporating speech and language-related content.
“All About Me” fillable word game for speech devices
Our “All About Me” fillable word game for speech device users allows SLPs to work collaboratively with their students or clients to fill in the mad lib using their speech device, thereby promoting language comprehension, vocabulary expansion, and creative expression.
Our “Summer Activities” resource provides easy and engaging activities to enhance communication skills. Each activity promotes language development, social interaction, and cognitive skills.
Body Part Lesson Plan
We understand the importance of engaging and interactive activities in speech therapy sessions, which is why we have developed a comprehensive lesson plan that offers three different activities to target body parts. These activities have been designed to be both fun and educational, ensuring that your clients enjoy the learning process while improving their language skills.
Better Hearing and Speech Month
Insufficient information can significantly impede treatment efforts for speech and hearing disorders. This resource be used with parents, caregivers, and the community to promote awareness, educate the community, and empower others!
Communicating with AAC Devices in Everyday Situations
Download our “Communicating with AAC Devices in Everyday Situations” activity to help individuals with communication challenges practice using their AAC devices in real-life scenarios.
Myth Busting – AAC in Early Intervention
Download our free myth busting resource to use in your practice or give to families to combat common myths associated with early intervention and support the research behind introducing AAC early to aid in language development.
Reducing Challenging Behaviors with AAC
Download our free resource to learn about different ways you can reduce or replace challenging behaviors with alternative functional communication.
Earth Week Words
Download our Earth Week Words resource for a fun activity to promote communication and language development! You can use it in your practice or give to families to try at home.
Speech Therapy Strategies
There are many speech therapy strategies that can be used to boost communication skills in children with ASD and other communication disorders. Download our free resource for ideas you can use in your practice or at home to aid in speech and language development.
Activities to Facilitate Communication Using Speech Devices
Download this free resource for some examples of activities that you can do within your therapy session or that families can do at home to work on motivating an individual to communicate with their speech device and expand their vocabulary.
Springtime Scavenger Hunt activity
With Spring right around the corner, it is a great time to get outside with your AAC users to talk about the things that you can find! Download our springtime scavenger hunt for a fun activity to do with your speech device.
St. Patricks Day Resource
There are many fun activities that you can do for St. Patrick’s Day that incorporate speech devices and help encourage device usage. Download our free resource for four fun St. Patrick’s Day themed ideas that incorporate a speech device.
Tips to Encourage Speech Device Usage at Home
Encouraging speech device usage in all settings is important to achieve best outcomes. Providing parents with our Tips to Encourage Speech Device Usage At Home download can help ensure they are comfortable working with their child and their AAC device in their home.
Weekly Functions Tracker
Increase the use of different communication functions! Use the weekly functions tracker to document specific words or phrases the AAC user says. Use it in your practice or print it out for families to use at home!
Valentine’s Day Resource
There are many fun activities that you can do for Valentine’s Day that incorporate speech devices and help encourage device usage. Download our free resource for four fun Valentine’s Day themed ideas that incorporate a speech device.
New Year, New Words Resource
With the New Year beginning, it’s a great time for a fresh perspective on using an AAC device! We’ve created a “New Year, New Words” resource for you to use in your speech therapy sessions or to print out and give to families.
5 Things You May Not Know About AAC Resource
There are no prerequisites for an individual to use a speech generating device. The earlier you introduce this form of AAC, the better! Download our resource below to learn 5 things you may not know about AAC to help get your students the speech device they deserve!
Holiday AAC Resource
There are many fun activities that you can do this Holiday Season that incorporate AAC devices and help encourage device usage. Download our free resource for three fun holiday-themed ideas that incorporate an AAC device.
Guide to Increase Speech Device Utilization at Home
For an individual to be successful with their speech device, they need access to it in all settings – especially at home. We’ve created a free download that you can provide to families to help increase speech device utilization at home. All you need to do is fill in the basic information.
Guide to Combatting Speech Device Abandonment
The wrong speech app, costly repairs, lack of support – the list goes on and on with reasons AAC devices are abandoned. Follow our guide to combat the most common reasons for device abandonment and help you and your students and clients reach their maximum potential.
Modeling AAC Daily Routine
Successful communication happens when an individual uses their communication device in ALL settings. Providing families with a resource to help them get started with modeling AAC during their daily routines is key.
Talking Points for SLPs
Worrying a child will become too dependent on their speech device and lose motivation to talk is a common misconception among AAC users and their parents or caregivers. We’ve created a helpful resource with talking points to help facilitate the conversation with parents and caregivers and get their approval.