PSA: we can customize and modify language systems (such as high-tech AAC, as shown above) to support bilingual language learners.
This child has an interest in learning animal names in Ojibway, and we can use AAC to support his expressive vocabulary in this language. While there are currently no AAC systems that have Indigenous languages programmed into them, programs like LAMP (Language Acquisition by Motor Planning) are easily customizable and allow for this addition. This child's motor plan is still kept consistent while navigating between the two languages.
It’s an honour to support this child’s journey with his language!
by Halle Demchuk, SLP
Paediatric SLP | GLP-Trained Clinician | Owner of HAEPI SLP
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