Watching Will become an AAC user:
- Taught me a lot about language acquisition (for a typical kid through an atypical medium)
- Provided Will with a way to communicate (wow, his language sure outpaced his ability to generate speech!)
- Allowed us to avoid most of the “toddler tantrums" (since he had a way to repair communication breakdowns)
- Fostered the development of an absolutely amazing sibling relationship with his sister, whose primary language was AAC.
Here’s a digest of links related to Will’s AAC use, and to AAC siblinghood:
The Remarkableness of AAC Siblings: In which I talk a little about how Maya and Will are interacting (with speech and devices) and share a video.