Monday, October 5, 2015

31 for 21: Using Her Talker

October is Down syndrome Awareness month AND augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) awareness month. So today's post will address both for a movie Monday treat.
 
 
Jaycee is 9 years old. Besides her Down syndrome, she has childhood apraxia of speech which makes it extremely difficult for her to speak. She has used a speech generating communication device for a few years now so that she can communicate with us. I love showing people Jaycee's device so they can learn about this different way of communicating.
 
 
This first video is just me doing an introduction of her device. 

 
 
 
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This is a conversation I had with Jaycee using her device. 
 
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Isn't she sweet?  AAC works!!

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