|Everyone has a right to preferred method of communication! no matter what their perceived intellectual, physical, ¨mental age¨ or verbal capabilities are!|
Everyone has a right to communicate, everyone has the right to AAC access!
|Types of AAC Sign language, pictures, hand writting, letter boards, text to speech devices, comprehensive AAC apps, social media and blogs can also be a form of AAC|
|when is it ok to take AAC away from someone? NEVER!! it is never ok to take AAC away from anyone for any reason|
|at what level of speech should we stop considering allowing AAC? at NO level of speech should access to AAC ever be denied to an individual!|
|When should AAC be made available? At all times! AAC should be available at all times for someone who uses AAC|
|When is it to early to start teaching and using AAC? in the womb, other then that it is never to early but I wouldn't expect much before the age of 4 months (but could start modeling it for them)|
|Won't using AAC delay or prevent speech? No infact studdies have shown AAC use and proper teaching and modeling AAC actually help promote and develop speech in many individuals|