Augmentative & Alternative Communication
Augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) can be used to increase student communication, socialization, and engagement while reducing interfering behaviors.
What Will I Learn?
The AFIRM model guides the learner through four lessons to facilitate:
- Learning basic knowledge about augmentative and alternative communication (AAC).
- Applying AAC in activity based scenarios that promote real-world application.
The Augmentative & Alternative Communication module will take approximately 1.5 to 2 hours to complete.
Nowell, S., Sam, A., Waters, V., Dees, R., & AFIRM Team. (2022). Augmentative & Alternative Communication. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute, Autism Focused Intervention Modules and Resources. https://afirm.fpg.unc.edu/augmentative-alternative-communication
Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) Standards that apply to all 27 evidence-based practices (PDF document, 5 pages)
CEC standards that apply specifically to the Augmentative & Alternative Communication (AAC) module (PDF document, 3 pages)