“To reach a port, we must sail – sail, not tie at anchor – sail not drift.”
How does this quote relate to Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) & AAC Awareness? I’m glad you asked!
- It is not okay to get stuck in the whirlpool of “proving” a child has met some outdated “prerequisites” before implementing meaningful communication.
- It is not okay to set anchor at the “Cape of No Hope”… where assumptions are made on the child’s diagnosis and expectations set low.
- It is not okay to drift at sea with no clear goals to get meaningful communication options in place.
We must presume competence & work together to sail the ship to port. All aboard…. the AAC ship is setting sail 🙂
Happy AAC Awareness Month! Follow the journey under the hashtags #AACfamily #AACawareness #BecauseOfAAC & #PresumeCompetence.
Angela Moorad, MS, CCC-SLP, IAYT, RCYP-2
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