Autism and AAC

Autism and AAC: Five things I wish I had known, by Deanne Shoyer (Small But Kinda Mighty blog). Deanne advocates for ALL autistic people to have access to AAC, even if they are verbal, as the ability to use verbal speech can sometimes be inconsistent. She believes that communication strategies should be at the heart of everything therapists/teachers/etc do to provide autistic people with support. “How can an autistic child socialize with his peers if he can’t communicate with them? Why are we spending so much time suppressing behaviours instead of giving a child the means to tell us how she feels?”

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