Wondering about how to create an inclusive Christmas experience for AAC communicators? This blog gives you a few ideas to get your creative juices flowing!
An Inclusive Christmas
As the magical season approaches, it’s time to spread joy and embrace the spirit of inclusivity. This Christmas season, let’s make the holidays truly special for individuals using Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC). Join us on a journey of creating inclusive Christmas experiences that cater to the needs and preferences of AAC users.
AAC Friendly Christmas Tree
Make the Christmas tree an inclusive centerpiece. Opt for soft lights and tactile ornaments. Involve AAC users in the decoration process by allowing them to choose symbols or pictures to represent different ornaments. Attach these symbols to the ornaments for a personalized touch.
AAC Christmas Cards
Each family has their own Christmas traditions, be it ice skating outdoors, or visiting a holiday fair. If your family sends out christmas cards every year, how about giving the tradition a nice AAC twist?
Create relevant icons in the child’s AAC system so that they can send greetings to loved ones, by sharing them on social media. Your friends and family will be more than thrilled to receive personalized greetings from your child. You can share messages created in Avaz AAC app through several social media and messaging apps including WhatsApp, Facebook, and more.
Melodies for Everyone
Bring forth the Christmas spirit by singing some classic Christmas carols. Here’s a downloadable Christmas Carol Communication Board to sing with your loved ones.
Interactive Christmas Stories
Engage in interactive and sensory friendly Christmas stories. Use props and sound effects to make the stories come alive. Watch this fun Disney story telling video by our SLP Nayantara to get some ideas – Mickey Mouse Flies the Christmas Mail
Expressive Tones: Emotion in Every Word
Introducing Avaz’s brand-new feature – Expressive Tones! This feature adds a dash of personality to your holiday messages. Choose from a spectrum of tones to convey your messages with the right emotion. Watch how it works
As we navigate the festive season, let’s remember that with every message, decoration and carol sung, we create memories that resonate beyond words. Wishing you and your loved ones a Merry Christmas filled with love, laughter and inclusitivity.