We’ve been spending a lot more time at home recently. For many families who live with an AAC (Augmentative and Alternative Communication) user it has given them an opportunity to focus on their device and how to create opportunities for meaningful use of AAC at home.
Smartbox Technologies are the creators of The Grid software and devices such as the Grid Pad and Touch Pad. These devices and this software have given many AAC users the platform to use their voices and have their thoughts and feelings heard. Ensuring an AAC user achieves this level of autonomy is dependent on how successfully the device is integrated into their routine across all environments.
Simple AAC is a resource that has been created by Smartbox Technologies. It acts as a guide for families and people who work with AAC users on how to successfully introduce and develop AAC in a natural and effective way. Acting as an acronym, each letter in Simple AAC teaches the importance of modelling, practice and exploration when it comes to using AAC successfully. Furthermore the user – friendly guide provides practical strategies that can easily be implemented to facilitate the AAC user to use their device.
Simple AAC can be applied to high and low tech communication systems, including eye – gaze, communication boards and devices with touch access.
For further information on Simple AAC and to access downloadable resources on practical strategies on implementing AAC visit the Smartbox Technologies website