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Does Anyone Have Any Suggestions On AAC Devices For A Non-verbal (almost) 4 Year Old?

Does Anyone Have Any Suggestions On AAC Devices For A Non-verbal (almost) 4 Year Old?

My little one is almost 4 and is completely non-verbal. He only has a few signs (water, juice, candy, food). He understands a lot but does not communicate much. He is just starting to spell and sight read (maybe 5-10 words, mostly colors). His speech and Aba therapists didn't have much input or experience with speech devices so we are kinda lost.

We are trying out a PRC Accent 1000 Device with Unity, A Tobii-Dynavox app with Snap… read more

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

My kiddo was too distracted by the iPad to use the apps, but this Tiny Talker is only $25. At the start of kindergarten, he could only say milk and more, by the end he could say all 12 phrases and we don't need it anymore!

posted 3 months ago
A MyAutismTeam Member said:

PECS has a great app. Recommend gping with PECS binder based before going to a voice output device.

posted 3 months ago
A MyAutismTeam Member said:

I don't know if this will help you as if she's help with my autistic son news for consumed with we five in August last year in August was completely non-verbal but he loves watching word world in Super Why song PBS Kids and is now talking not as much as I like her a lot more than he did with that being said I am trying to find out if there's other people that have an autistic child that is a picky eater we basically only need two chicken nuggets and drinks milk he does like junk food so I do try to limit that I can't get them to drink juice or to eat vegetables occasionally he might nibble on the Apple

posted 3 months ago
A MyAutismTeam Member said:

Thanks guys, We did start with Pecs about a year ago but he gets waaaay too distracted with the binders/pieces/Velcro.

We also have a Tiny Talker with the book! I think it's amazing, unfortunately it is more of a toy to him and he just like to list all the items instead of use it.

He responds really well to the AAC apps and devices. It's been a long journey. It's all just very overwhelming and they all seem to have benefits and downsides. I was just curious what other parents are using.

That's amazing that he started saying the phrases! We are crossing our fingers!

posted 3 months ago
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