AAC and Autonomous Communication

with Kate McLaughlin

06/16/2021

episode 11

Kate McLaughlin, M.S., CCC-SLP (“The AAC Coach” on social media) is a Speech-Language Pathologist specializing in augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) for individuals with complex communication needs. She believes that autonomous communication, inclusion, and self-determination are fundamental human rights. Listen into this episode as we explore:

  • The difference between autonomous and independent communication, and how understanding this distinction can open up new opportunities for our clients​
  • What it means to be an “emergent communicator” and tons of specific ways we can support them ​
  • 4 concrete strategies we can use to teach robust AAC in a respectful and engaging way (Spoiler: not a single one of these strategies is prompting!)​

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