Video of the Week: Parent Collaboration in AAC Therapies
Parents and professionals have so much to teach each other. In this video, we get to peek into a session where collaboration and sharing work to the benefit of the AAC learner. It takes time for skill-building and becoming consistent at using supportive strategies, like aided language input, expansions, and graduated prompting. Whether we are parents or professionals, the learning process takes time. We have to give ourselves permission to move from knowing about AAC facilitation strategies, through using them periodically, to using them consistently. It takes time and lots of practice.
Clips from this session remind us that we don’t have to be perfect. We just have to be open to change, willing to try new ways of interacting, and ready to commit to growing our AAC support skills over time. When we do that, kids are the real winners.
Thanks to the Louisiana AT Initiative for making this video of a therapy session at the Emerge Center available.
Direct Link to Video – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J4RpSuMwtXQ
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This post was written by Carole Zangari