5 Things to Remember About AAC Technology
AAC technology is awesome. It really is. But it isn’t always ‘the answer.’ Here are a few things we try to keep in mind.
2. You always need a back-up. Another device, an app, a communication board, a PODD book, a print-out of the main SGD screens. Something.
3. It may not be the preferred means of communication with family and close friends. It’s not up to us to make that call.
4. The ‘latest thing’ isn’t always the best. Some of our prAACtical friends still lament the loss of the built-in printer on the Liberator. For them, the smaller, sleeker design of replacement devices weren’t worth the trade-off.
5. We generally don’t maximize the devices/apps we have. In some situations, there are useful features that we don’t know much about and aren’t making available to our clients. Rather than spending all that free time (ha!) learning new devices/apps, we’re trying to learn more about the technology we already have.
How about you? What are the things you want us to remember about AAC technology?
Filed under: PrAACtical Thinking
This post was written by Carole Zangari