Do you use manual/low tech AAC boards with your students or clients? Here are some of the ways I like to use them as an SLP!
USES OF LOW TECH AAC BOARDS
If you work with an AAC user who has a high tech communication device, be sure you have a low tech option available at home and school. This is great for others to model on, as well as for the AAC user to use when their high tech device battery is dead or damaged.
Assessments! Manual boards can be a great way to gather data and information on a complex communicators skills across a variety of different vocabulary types/sets
Do you work with complex communicators who are minimally or non-speaking? Manual boards are a great tool for SLP's and teachers to use while the complex communicator waits for their AAC assessment
Do you work in preschool classrooms? Manual boards are a great visual and/or tool for young ones needing visual language support!
Do you work in special education classrooms? Manual boards are a great visual and/or tool to ensure students are immersed in a language rich environment with access to a variety of communication modalities
Now, let's take a look at where you can get low tech core boards for FREE!
FREE LOW TECH AAC BOARDS
You can snag the one pictured above here, and if you're looking for more, check out the full resource here!
> UNIDAD English & Spanish
> Large Playground Sign Communication Boards (Unity, LAMP, WordPower)
> Original Proloquo2Go Core Board
> Proloquo2Go Crescendo Quick Communication Boards
> 6x6 Core First Communication Book
> 7x9 Core First Communication Book
> 4 Corner Eye Gaze Communication Book
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Have a wonderful week!