bAACk to school with CoughDrop

augmentative communication Sep 1, 2016

Pencils. Check!
Backpack. Check!
Notebook. Check!

For many people packing up items for back to school is a matter of hitting the sale aisles and stocking up on supplies for the year.

But for those who rely on augmentative communication, heading back to school may not be as simple as loading up a backpack and heading to class.

Besides all the regular concerns about new clothes, new subjects, new teachers, and new friends there is a real worry about whether an AAC user will have the tools needed for simple, basic communication.

Will my classmates make fun of my device?
Will my teacher give me enough time to respond?
Will I be able to find the words I need?
What if the battery dies?
What if my device gets broken?
What if they can't hear me?

Communication is at the heart of everything we do as humans, and that's why it's so important. Making sure that AAC users heading back to school have all the tools they need to be successful and are surrounded by a supportive communication team is essential.

That's why at CoughDrop we not only provide a powerful communication app that can run on nearly any device (iPad, Android, Kindle, Chormebook, laptop, smart phone, etc) but we also work to support the entire team surrounding the communicator. Parents, teachers, and therapists can create their own free account to use in tandem with an AAC user so that everyone stays connected.

We know back to school can be exciting -- but it can also be stressful. And we hope to make it just a little bit easier.

Learn more about cloud-based, team-focused AAC by visiting our website Take advantage of our Back To School deal as well. We'll see you in class!

Melissa DeMoux

Former CoughDrop Director of Marketing and Support -- worked with AAC communicators & teams