The AAC device has revolutionized changed how non-verbal children can communicate. This device allows for a more extensive vocabulary than PECS and can be used by touch or sight (eye tracking systems). Parents might feel hesitant to use these devices out of fear that these devices might further delay their child’s speech, but research has shown that they do the opposite. They increase the rate at which a child learns to speak.
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If you would like your child to have an AAC device, talk to your DDD support coordinator to start the referral process. If approved, your child’s device will be fully paid for by the state