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Episode 053: Picture-Based AAC System for Children with Autism

Finding solutions for families who deserve the best treatment is not easy to come by. Ling Ly Tan and Jane Button from the Linggo team are here to share all about the organization. Linggo is a company that makes communication accessible for people who have difficulty speaking. It is an assistive technology that supports the learning of language, speech, and literacy skills through an AAC (augmentative and alternative communication) platform. Ling’s a BCBA and has been working in the field for almost two decades. Jane worked on the front lines with children her community and then became a trained clinician and consultant. 

Linggo was built out of Ling’s frustration with AACs that were hard to use and not the best for her clients. Nearly 60% abandon their AAC within the first year, which is unfortunate because it can be such a vital tool to language development. Linggo also provides parent training for clinicians and parents to help generalize communication. Communication is so complex, and it requires an interdisciplinary team approach. The focus should always be in the best interest of the child. Linggo is customized based on each individual client, unlike traditional, one-size-fits-all systems. To learn more about Linggo, head to the website linked below.

What’s Inside:

  • How Linggo is improving AAC systems and language development.
  • Recommendations for interdisciplinary collaboration for those using an AAC.
  • How to work with parents when introducing them to an AAC and accepting a diagnosis.

Mentioned In This Episode:
How to ABA on YouTube
Find us on Facebook
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Email to get your discount code
Introduction to AAC and ASD Course for parents/caregivers and for clinicians
YouTube channel on programming and setup
Linggo LinkedIn page
Linggo Learner App
Linggo Coach App