Is Your Patient Ready for An AAC Device?
It can be hard to know when the right time to introduce an AAC device to your patient is. Your patient and their family might be hoping to work only on verbal speech. You might be unsure of what research says about the best time to start with AAC. On top of that, if you’re new to AAC, the whole process can seem daunting.
Good news: Lingraphica is here to help, even if it’s your first time using AAC with a patient.
Start with a simple question. Is there a gap between what your patient wants and needs to communicate about, and what they are able to communicate about? If the answer is yes, then some type of AAC might be helpful for your patient.
Next, you might need to address some of the myths and common concerns that exist about AAC. These include: