Communication is a Creative and Experimental Process


22 May 2022

AAC, what is it?  In order to learn more about what Alternative and Complementary Communication (AAC) is, more practice is needed for many people.
Non-speaking children and people also want to be involved in the cultural life of the community. How to talk to them without using language was explained and shown at one of the exhibitions at the National Museum at the Inclusive Experiment on Alternative Communication on Museum Night. The initiative of Tatyana Sinitsa,  WWB’s  expert on AAC, attracted the attention of more than 100 participants - children, adults, students. Museum visitors have learned what alternative communication is, why it is important to be able to use it in communication, learned how to convey the content of paintings using pictograms and high-tech communication tools, such as an eye tracker and how to express their willingness to answer questions using a communication button. Using as many as possible ways of communication with non-speaking people, we create a space of mutual understanding, which is so important for development. Sometimes  we create such experiments, like this one.
Within the framework of the project "Development of rights through communication", there was a story in which a non-speaking child, a resident of one of the house- boarding institution, began to “speak”, because those who were around him started to speak with him in a language with different