Communication Partner Fundamentals

There are few foundational skills necessary to support an individual's use of AAC. These skills help us create moments where AAC can be used, and help us to support AAC use and growth in those moments. 

1. Creating Opportunities for Communication

Using AAC effectively is dependent on opportunities to do so.

2. AAC Modeling

AAC modeling is the communication partner’s act of using AAC too.

3. Prompting

Prompting is a teaching technique to help support development of a skill.

4. Language Expansion

Language expansion is our response to make an utterance longer and/or more complex.