Modeling is the one of the most effective strategies and the easiest to implement, to facilitate communication. 

How to do modeling ?

  1. Attention: Gain the attention of the child 
  2. Point: Point to the icons on the AAC system while forming a message to communicate 
  3. Speak: Speak out the message while pointing to it 
  4. Continue: Use this method constantly in every interaction 

How many words do I model - single words or full sentences?

You can model at a level that is one or two words above the level of your child. E.g. if the child communicates in single words, you may model 2-3 words. 

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