AAC tools and devices aim to facilitate, supplement, or replace verbal speech.
Picture exchange systems, communication boards, choice cards, and speech generating devices are all examples of AAC options.
AAC isn't just for people who have motor impairments which limit their verbal speech. AAC can also be used for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Developmental Delays, or Cognitive Disabilities.
facilitated relationship interventions enhancing natural development
Uniting children in play to facilitate positive peer to peer relations while enhancing motor, sensory, cognitive, and social emotional development. With the F.R.I.E.N.D. model, your child is paired with a peer for the full duration, or a part of, their treatment session to provide increased opportunities for natural problem solving, social interactions, skill generalization, and increased motivation.
"A friend is someone who makes it easy to believe in yourself"
Autism Spectrum Disorder and Play
"Implementing both sensory integration and social skills training simultaneously in a group setting can improve the social behaviors of children with ASD."
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, July 2017, Vol. 71, 7111505132p1. doi:10.5014/ajot.2017.71S1-PO5018