Standardised Teaching Of Aac
hello, I'm new to the forum. I'm a Speech and Language Therapist working in Wales in a Special educational needs clinic. I am very interested in the teaching of AAC and lately it has occured to me there is very little standardisation in the teaching of Speech aids. PECS for example, has a five stage model for systematically introducing a communicative symbol system, but there appears to be a lack of systematicity and standardisation in the teaching of high tech aids. I wondered if anybody had experience of AAC teaching and whether they had a specific programme they followed or whether they (like me) made it up as they went along?! I have done a trawl of journals (about 200 articles so far) and there is an abundance of evidence on outcomes for implementing AAC and standard testing for suitability for devices, and even advice on when best to introduce aids, but nothing specific on teaching methods.
any advice and resources would be greatly appreciated!