As adults, we spend the majority of our time talking about our interests and events. This communication forms the foundations of many of our relationships. While we know sharing our interests connects us with others, this information can be difficult to capture and implement for an augmentative and alternative (AAC) device user. However, it is possible! By organizing the AAC device’s language system to reflect the client’s top interests, it allows the client more opportunities to connect with others.
Below are some of the organizational strategies that SLPs can use when working with a client on an AAC device.