Prevent unrealistic expectations and AAC device abandonment by teaching school teams that they are supporting the development of their students’ language abilities. “He’s had his AAC device for over a month now and all he does is tap random buttons, he doesn’t understand what the symbols mean.” “She’...

Professor Stephen Hawking started communicating with his state of the art AAC system in the 1980s. The original synthesized voice he used was a recorded version of speech from MIT professor, Dennis Klatt, who was an early developer of text-to-speech technology. Years later, when Intel offered Hawking an upgraded technology...