Generalization is the key to learning any new skill. We haven’t truly learned a new skill until we can perform that skill in a variety of situations. Generalization can be a tricky piece of the puzzle for those who use AAC. We can easily get stuck in a rut when it comes to treatment ideas and the goals we are targeting in sessions. If you feel like you or your client are losing interest, it’s time to change things up! Not only are the ideas below great for generalization, but when we take AAC out of the clinic and into the real world we show the AAC user, and those they interact with, that AAC is a valuable form of communication.
If you are in a hospital or clinic setting:
I have been "doing" AAC for the bulk of my career. Along the way I have encountered situations that made my blood boil, humbled me, saddened me, and inspired me. I have also spent A LOT of time trying, failing, picking myself back up, and trying again. My goal is to share about the lessons I've learned and the people I have met along the way.