Welcome to AAC to the Core! My name is Kristen Ponce and I am a speech-language pathologist currently working at an early education center with preschool students from the ages of 3-5. I have been an SLP for 5 years. Throughout my 5 years, my caseload has continued to grow and change and now I currently serve our students with significant communication delays with the majority of my students being minimally verbal and communicating through the use of some sort of assistive technology device. I have learned a lot about AAC implementation, strategies, and systems both high tech and low tech. I am privileged to be a part of an amazing school team of teachers and therapist who are always willing to think outside the box with me and try new supports and strategies. It is my hope that by sharing our ideas, it will help others beginning their own journey into the world of augmentative and alternative communication.