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Susan Berkowitz’s Free AAC Planner for Back 2 School

If you are supporting nonspeaking students this year, it’s a safe bet (I hope) that they have or will have robust augmentative communication systems; systems that have sufficient vocabulary to meet all of their communication needs.

If you’re new to AAC - or your students are - then try this planning guide to help you think and plan out the Aided Language Input you will use during engaging activities.
Typically developing children learn language by listening to those of use around them speaking, in context, to each other and to them.  Students who need to use pictures to communicate rarely get enough - or even any - models of people using pictures to communicate effectively. 

This guide offers a graphic organizer for thinking about what words to target and how to plan them.  Give your AAC users a good start to the year with this crucial first step.