Contrary to myth, communication devices actually encourage kids to use verbal speech

October 30, 2018

Parents of young children with speech challenges are sometimes hesitant to use AAC (Augmentative & Alternative Communication) devices because they think it will discourage verbal speech.

Experience and research show just the opposite.  If we hope to really increase verbal language, we don’t want to wait to introduce AAC. This resource from Tobii Dynavox tells how natural speech and AAC work together.