Yaack - Augmentative And Alternative Communication (Aac) Connecting Young Kids
Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) Connecting Young Kids (YAACK) is a website that covers issues related to AAC and young children. Its purpose is to provide information and guidance to families, teachers, speech/language pathologists and anyone else who is involved with a child with special communication needs. It is intended to be easy to understand and practical, and to cover a wide range of topics dealing with AAC and AAC-related issues of children at various ages and stages of communication ability, and with different strengths, disabilities and learning characteristics. YAACK has a section on Choosing an AAC system that covers AAC assessment, describes characteristics of and issues relating to the different AAC systems and devices that are in use today, and includes information on how to obtain a device. YAACK's Teaching section offers methods and techniques that have proven successful in teaching AAC and AAC-related skills to infants, toddlers and young children with different communication needs.