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Communication apps

I could talk about communication apps all day long. They have made such a big difference in our household. Thanks to these bad boys, my kiddo has had the opportunity to express themselves, socialise, and communicate with others. And these days, there’s so much choice! 

Psst. Curious what “AAC” stands for? It’s Augmented or Alternative Communication, essentially communication that is non-verbal (in the “typical” sense).

Let's explore how communication apps can align with NDIS goals for participants and their families:

1. Expressing Themselves: NDIS goals often include helping your child express themselves effectively. Communication apps provide a platform for your child to share their thoughts, feelings, and needs with others, supporting goals related to self-expression and communication skills.

2. Social Interaction: Socialising is an essential part of life, and communication apps can facilitate this for your child. They can engage in conversations, make friends, and connect with peers, aligning with NDIS goals related to social interaction and community participation.

3. Independence: NDIS emphasises independence, and communication apps empower your child to communicate independently. These apps can be tailored to their specific needs, promoting self-reliance and achieving goals related to daily living skills.

4. Customisation: Communication apps are highly customizable. You can choose the one that best suits your child's communication style, preferences, and abilities, aligning with NDIS goals related to personal choice and individuality.

5. Non-Verbal Communication: Some children may have challenges with verbal communication, and communication apps, often referred to as AAC (Augmented or Alternative Communication), provide a means for non-verbal communication, ensuring that your child can express themselves effectively, even without traditional speech.

6. Enhancing Quality of Life: Ultimately, communication apps enhance your child's quality of life. They enable them to participate fully in family life, school, and the broader community, aligning with NDIS goals related to well-being and happiness.

7. Reducing Frustration: Difficulty in communication can lead to frustration for your child and family. Communication apps help reduce this frustration, creating a more harmonious and supportive environment.

8. Empowering Families: NDIS recognises the importance of supporting families. Communication apps empower families to better understand and connect with their child, making caregiving tasks more manageable and enjoyable.

In summary, communication apps play a crucial role in helping your child reach their NDIS goals by enabling effective communication, promoting social interaction, fostering independence, and enhancing their overall quality of life. By incorporating these apps into your child's daily routine, you can support their journey toward achieving their goals.

While I've put my heart into aligning these tips with your NDIS path, the road can have its twists. Remember, these are just suggestions. Dive in, explore, and find what truly works for you. Sending you all my best vibes!

You're the best judge of whether this service fits your child's goals or not.