Selecting AAC Apps for Students with ASD
“What’s the best AAC app?”
I’m starting to think that every AAC SLP has been asked this question at least a dozen times. And with over 200 AAC apps for mobile devices to choose from, it’s no wonder that families and professionals are looking for guidance. So when USSAAC (the US Society for AAC) invited me to participate in their webinar series, I knew just which topic I wanted to tackle.
In today’s post, you can see the archived version of that webinar, get the handout, and pose some questions using the ‘Comments’ feature at the bottom of the page.
Before we get to that, though, I’d like to encourage those of you with strong interests in AAC who live in the US to become members. USSAAC is our national chapter of the International Society for AAC (ISAAC), and if you are not already familiar with the organization, please consider checking it out. Why support USSAAC? Not only does it furnish an opportunity to connect with like-minded individuals, but it is the only US-based AAC organization that has strong consumer representation. If you are an AAC family or professional, you know that there are not many places where you can go to listen to, learn from, and work alongside competent augmentative communicators. To say that we ‘presume competence’ is all well and good. USSAAC goes beyond, and this small organization could use our support.
“To whom much is given, much shall be required.”
Many thanks to ISAAC for making the webinar possible and for archiving it to share with people who were not able to attend. You can see other archived webinars and see plans for future events here. Thanks also to the wonderful USSAAC Committee (Lateef McLeod, Chair; Sarah Blackstone; Lisa Timm; and Wendy Quach) for their kind invitation and to my longtime friend, Amy Goldman, for serving as moderator.
You can grab the handout for this presentation here or in the Organizations and Handouts section of the AAC eToolbox.
Do you have questions or thoughts on this topic? Post them below and I’ll do my best to answer.
Filed under: PrAACtical Thinking
This post was written by Carole Zangari