I use the term to refer to using a personalized strategy (e.g., humor, fun voices, topic setters, and introduction strategy) to quickly break down barriers or misconceptions that others might have – especially new communication partners.
Why Is It Important?
People who use AAC are constantly being underestimated by unfamiliar communication partners, and sometimes even people who know them. Many individuals actively use strategies that help to create a paradigm shift – flipping the script – so that partners communicate on a more equal basis.
Where Can I Get More Information?
Funny you should ask! Tip # 1 for 2021 at www.aacintervention.com covers this exact topic. go there and download the full tip. While this might seem really obvious, people who use AAC can get metacognitive about creating strategies that will quickly enhance their communication success. Here is a link to the 2021 tips.