This is specifically a guide for guided consultation between SLP & OT & SPED teachers & paraprofessionals.
This list can be used as ideas to help incorporate AAC into fine motor / visual motor / PE / gross motor / sensory / self regulation and everyday interventions.
This can also be used as a way to consult / collaborate by highlighting ideas for not only OT but paraprofessionals and teachers as well.
THIS IS NOT INTENDED TO BE INFORMATIVE TO A SLP because this is second nature to a SLP. This is more for therapists and professionals who are new to AAC devices.
When I had my first student with AAC, I was completely mystified how to incorporate this device into my OT interventions. After playing with the device and practicing, I felt more confident in using the device to model. It helped me to brainstorm ideas of how / when to use the device.
I made this list as a way to help myself (as an OT) to remember what kind of language I can use when working with AAC device users.
I wanted to share this guide as a way to be helpful for a newer OT or consultation between SLP, OT and teachers.
This is related to working with TouchChat but may be applicable to other AAC devices such as Proloquo2Go, NOVA, Dynavox or others.
This is based on students who are working on producing one to two phrase communication
This is not an all inclusive list but merely suggestions to start.
No matter how this list is used, teams, SLPs and OTs should always collaborate together to help determine how to incorporate speech and fine motor.
I am a school occupational therapist who has a doctorate in occupational therapy. I work closely with special education and general education staff adapting material. This is where I get my inspiration for this material. I have used my materials with a variety of children with different disabilities including learning disabilities, dyslexia, autism, sensory processing disorder, ADD, ADHD, visual impairments, deaf/hard of hearing, cerebral palsy, down syndrome and more.
DISCLAIMER: By using this, you agree that this activity is not intended to replace the advice of a physician or occupational therapist. Information provided should not be used for diagnostic or training purposes. Please speak with your physician or OT if you have questions. Stop any activity if you are unsure about a child’s reaction or ability.