Navigating how to trial and acquire an augmentative and alternative communication device in Pennsylvania is a multi-step process. Check out this great resource that outlines each step that professionals and families take together, in addition to providing easy-to-use, immediate resources along the way!

New and Emerging AAC Technology Supports: Read the State of the Science article about New and Emerging AAC Technology Supports for Children with Complex Communication Needs and their Communication Partners: State of the Science and Future Research Directions written by experts in the field, Dr. Janice Light, Dr. David McNaughton & Dr. Jessica Caron, 2019

Recipes for Success: Developed by the AT Team at Children’s Hospital of Richmond @ VCU, the “Recipes for Success” series are handouts that support parents by providing simple ways to embed a young child’s use of AAC within familiar play routines. This resource focuses on putting together a puzzle and Mr. Potato Head.

The AAC Learning Center: Provides free educational resources on AAC, including presentations by people who use AAC, short lectures, and links to information.

The AAC Learning Center Moodle: Provides free educational modules designed for current and future AAC team members, including family members, pre-service and in-service speech language pathologists, special education teachers, general education teachers, and occupational therapists. Topics include: AAC for Children~ An Introduction, Developing AAC Systems for Children, Funding for AAC for Children, Literacy and AAC, and Alternative Access.

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