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ERIC Number: ED560086
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Augmentative Device Helps Max Speak. PACER Center ACTion Information Sheets. PHP-c75
PACER Center
This Action Information Sheet follows a family's process of selecting and using augmentative and alternative communication to help their young son, Max, speak. Max is affected by global dyspraxia, which makes learning new motor skills--especially speech--quite difficult. For the first years of his life, Max could not say words. Before he and his mother found PACER's Simon Technology Center and learned about assistive devices, Max struggled to communicate even simple needs, such as wanting a snack or asking to have a friend come over to play. Now, with his augmentative communication device and intensive speech therapy, Max is speaking.
PACER Center. 8161 Normandale Boulevard, Minneapolis, MN 55437. Tel: 800-537-2237; Tel: 952-838-9000; Fax: 952-838-0199; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Guides - General; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Preschool Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: PACER Center