When the Words Aren’t There Yet

About this course

Does your child, client or student have more to say than the words they have available?

Has someone suggested Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) to you?

Does the person express themselves with challenging behaviour due to limited communication?

This online course is an introduction to the importance of communication even when the words aren’t there yet.  We will introduce you to Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) which can be used with or without spoken words and includes  various communication strategies  that use pictures, devices, iPads and communication books.

We will also share some tips and strategies to help get you started.

Who is this course for?

This course is for anyone who has a person in their lives with little or no verbal speech. 

You may be a parent, grandparent, teacher, support worker, friend or service provider.

It is an introductory course for those just learning about the power of augmentative and alternative communication and is a great first step to understand why and how a person can communicate when they don’t yet have verbal speech. 

Expected Outcomes

  • To believe that we can all make better communication happen. 
  • To understand what is important to make this happen.
  • To know where to start
  • To feel confident to give it a go