The Expand Program – Before You Start

Welcome to your The Expand Program - After the Program

Your new question!
Your new question!
Please list 3 words to describe your child/person who uses AAC (their personality):

Please list 3 things your child/person who uses AAC is interested in:

What would you estimate is the number of words your child/person expresses either as spoken words, signs and/or symbols? (combined total)
What would you estimate is the most common length of message that your child/ person who uses AAC expresses?
What is the most common way your child/person gets your attention, or draws your attention to something they are interested in; (give your best answer):
[Dewart, H & Summers, S (1995) The Pragmatics Profile of Everyday Communication Skills in Children. wwwedit.wmin.ac.uk/psychology/pp/children.htm]
What is the most common way your child/person asks to do activities  like “watch TV, play with toys, read a book”? (give your best answer):
What is the most common way your child/person asks you to do actions like “come, go, play, jump, etc”? (give your best answer):
What is the most common way your child/person asks to go somewhere like “their bedroom, park, shops, etc”? (give your best answer):
What is the most common way your child/person requests information (i.e. asks you about something); (give your best answer):
What is the most common way your child/person rejects things or activities; (give your best answer):
What is the most common way your child/person rejects things or activities; (give your best answer):
What is the most common way your child/person greets people for hello and goodbye? (give your best answer):
What is the most common way your child/person gives their opinion like “I like it, funny, beautiful, I don’t like it, scary, sad, etc”? (give your best answer):
What is the most common way your child/person asserts their independence to show they want to do something themself? (give your best answer):
What is the most common way your child/person complains or tells you something’s wrong like “something hurts, I don’t want to do it, sick, uncomfortable, etc? (give your best answer):
What is the most common way your child/person tells you quick messages like “more, stop, finished, help”? (give your best answer):
What is the most common way your child/person shares information (different from commenting in that it is relating information that is not happening now, but maybe has happened or will happen in the future): (give your best answer):
Please make a comment about your child/person’s communication following your participation in the ‘Expand’ program.
Please make a comment about your interactions with your child/person following your participation in the ‘Expand’ program.

Questions about using your child/person’s AAC system

How many times a day do you use your child/person’s communication system to talk to them about something? (model)
How often would you model: Quick words like “more, stop, finished, help”?
How often would you model: Giving opinions like “I like it, funny, beautiful, I don’t like it, scary, sad, etc”?
How often would you model: Complaining or telling that something’s wrong like “Something hurts, I don’t want to do it, sick, uncomfortable, etc”?
How often would you model: Asking for actions like “come, go, play, jump, etc”?
How often would you model: Asking to do activities  like “watch TV, play with toys, read a book”?
How often would you model: Asking to go somewhere - like “bedroom, park, shops, etc”?
How often would you model: Asking questions?
How often would you model: Naming things?
How often would you model: Sharing information like telling about  things that have happened or are going to happen?
How often would you model: Asserting independence
How often would you model: Naming things
How often would you model: Making comments
How often would you model: Sharing information
What would you estimate is the most common length of message that you model to your child/person? (i.e. the messages you use their book/device to say, not what they are doing themselves).
What would you estimate is the most common length of message that you model to your child/person? (i.e. the messages you use their book/device to say, not what they are doing themselves).

What sorts of things do you talk about with the child/person when modelling with their system? Please select the top 3.

Other topics – if so, please specify in the comments (Please also use this comment box to list any topics or activities to expand on questions above, if selected)

What might limit you from modelling a wide variety of topics and messages to your child/person? Please select top 3.

Other barriers to modelling a wide variety of topics and messages to your child/person:
Please rate the following statement: I find it easy to find words in my child/person’s device when we’re talking
Please rate the following statement: I enjoy using my child/person’s device to interact with him/her
Please rate the following statement: My child/person always has their device with him/her
Please rate the following statement: I feel like AAC is beneficial for my child/person
Please rate the following statement: I feel self-conscious using my child/person’s device when out in public
Please rate the following statement: I feel confident using my child/person’s device to talk to them
Please rate the following statement: I think modelling will help my child/person learn to use their device
Please rate the following statement: I often model using my child/person’s device
Please rate the following statement: My child/person sees their device as their voice for all occasions
Please rate the following statement: We would be lost without the device/book
Please rate the following statement: Using the device/book makes it easier for me to interact with my child/person
Please rate the following statement: It’s hard to find the time to use my child/person’s device
Please rate the following statement: I feel like AAC is cumbersome and may not be worth the effort
Please rate the following statement: I feel like I know my child/person’s personality
Please make any other comments your modelling habits following your participation in the ‘Expand’ program.
Please list any other comments about the ‘Expand Program’ here.