I love to hear from parents about how their children are using AAC at home. This past weekend I went to see a client at her house and her mom couldn’t wait to share what she said the night before!
This little AAC user has had a 60 cell communication board containing 50 core words and 10 fringe words for almost a year now. Up until this point, she has mostly communicated with prompting or maybe one word spontaneously if highly motivated. Her parents have been concerned because all she wants to do is ask for “Barney!”
But over the weekend, her mother was using the iPad to listen to music. Upset because she wanted to play on the iPad, she grabbed her communication board, brought it over to mom, and said “mom stop music.” Up until this point we had seen occasional two word phrases but usually after sessions with a lot of aided language stimulation. This completely spontaneous three word phrase really got us all excited!
We’re starting to talk about moving to something high tech and I couldn’t be more excited!