Writing for AAC Users

All children using communication devices should still be taught to write! If you can write, you can say ANYTHING regardless of if it is in your talker vocab!


Check the communication device to see if it has a phonemic keyboard (Accent and some of the WordPower Files do)!

What is an alternate pencil?

  • An alternate pencil is a tool a person can use other than a pencil to create and spell words (examples: Keyboard, letter board, phonemic keyboard, etc.)

Alternate Pencil for a Switch Scanner

Modified Spelling Board

Sample Directions for a "Writing Book" using an alternate pencil:

Student’s Writing Book Directions- Laminate.pptx