Why Your Child Needs AAC

This PowerPoint accompanies the webinar hosted by Dana Nieder, the Uncommon Sense blogger. The presentation is based on two points: Presumed competence in a child's communicative ability, and the need to plan and build a rich vocabulary for a child using AAC. Also discussed were the importance of early access to AAC and its impact on family life, the relationship between speech acquisition and AAC, and other assistive technology options.