How to use AAC Modeling with Your Student?
Modeling (also known as aided language stimulation) is when the adult uses the AAC device.
The student is NOT required to attend while the adult is AAC modeling.
The student is NOT required to imitate or engage with the AAC device while the adult is modeling.
Modeling is the simple act of representing what you say using the child’s language (which is visual pictures) while speaking.
Depending on the level of the student’s ability to use the AAC device~ use the same or 1 more icon than the student.
Start small BUT START!!!! Just set a goal to use 1 icon for each sentence and work up to 5 or more!