My CFY year, I worked in a classroom with individuals that were minimally verbal to non verbal.  At the time at least 8 out of 12 of my students had some sort of communication device.  Most of which I took out of the box for the first time, and had to figure out how to use.

Now, I have always been a bit of a technology nerd, and have always been interested in AAC, but I really didn’t know where to start.

So first thing I did: I took the devices out of the box.

Because sometimes you just need to open the box.

Then I started searching.

I searched the internet for how to help support my students.  I took extra trainings and attended work shops on various AAC interventions.

I spent a great deal of time learning how to help my students, while their AAC systems gathered dust, because I had taken them out of their dust free box.

So why a post on something so simple as taking a device out of the box? Because sometimes that can be the hardest thing.

I will share what I have learned to help you successfully help your child, student, or client on how to effectively communicate with the world.

Now…Turn it on!!!