Led by Lisa Mellman, BS, Speech and Hearing Science, University of Illinois.
Group notes from lunchtime discussion, 8/6/10:
- knowledge barrier
- training/expertise/tech support
- respond to communicative attemtps
- then fade to natural proportion of the time (communication between parties professional/aides/parents)
- with devices
- for expressions/advice (farting noises, jokes)
Allow peers to experience a different way of communication (simulation)
- signs/gestures only
- AAC device
- facial expressions
- processing delays
Teach AAC users a way to signal partner to wait!
Appropriate fit/match of AAC/individual