Literacy and AAC Users

Why work on literacy with students who are not routinely expressing their basic preferences?

  • Because the longer we wait, the longer it will take to get there.
  • Because it offers wonderful opportunities to build communication, too.
  • Because when other people see us teaching reading and writing, it changes their perception of the student in a positive way
  • Because they will enjoy it.
  • Because there are mandates for us to address the general education curriculum.
  • Because if we set the bar high and provide appropriate instruction, they can learn.
Click here for some ideas of how to maximize the literacy skills of individuals who require AAC.

Click here for a website with some ideas to get you started.

Click here for a number of videos demonstrating various literacy activities for individuals using AAC.