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Studies underway to help children, adults overcome communications obstacles - Penn State News

Studies underway to help children, adults overcome communications obstacles - Penn State News | AAC and Literacy- Bridging the Gap | Scoop.it
Seven projects are underway as part of a grant awarded to Penn State’s Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research to enhance communication and improve outcomes for children...
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Look2Talk Complete

Look2Talk Complete | AAC and Literacy- Bridging the Gap | Scoop.it
Making and using a communication book for eye-pointing communicators.

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5 Ways to Spread the Word About Augmentative and Alternative ...

5 Ways to Spread the Word About Augmentative and Alternative ... | AAC and Literacy- Bridging the Gap | Scoop.it
The goal is to raise awareness of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) and to inform the public about the many different ways in which people communicate using communication devices. Here are some ideas adapted from praacticalaac.org: 1.
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Safety Matters: 5 Resources for People who Use AAC

Safety Matters: 5 Resources for People who Use AAC | AAC and Literacy- Bridging the Gap | Scoop.it
  Though she was not the first of my clients with cerebral palsy who made me think long and hard about safety, Marla was the one who kept me up at night.

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Things my autistic kids love: Swimming. Or, how we're going beyond requesting with AAC | Small But Kinda MightySmall But Kinda Mighty

Things my autistic kids love: Swimming. Or, how we're going beyond requesting with AAC | Small But Kinda MightySmall But Kinda Mighty | AAC and Literacy- Bridging the Gap | Scoop.it
My autistic boys love the water - it's been a slow and steady progression for Oliver. For Owen it's an interest we're using to go beyond requesting with AAC

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#myvoiceis 1

What is your voice? Why is it important?

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December Core Word PrAACtice Ideas

December Core Word PrAACtice Ideas | AAC and Literacy- Bridging the Gap | Scoop.it
December core word prAACtice ideas are here. The best way to TEACH core words is to first provide  Aided Language Input- ALI in Meaningful Language Experiences.  Then give the learner a chance to be an active participant by having many (many, many)...

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I am Thinking About Buying An AAC App… Now What?

I am Thinking About Buying An AAC App… Now What? | AAC and Literacy- Bridging the Gap | Scoop.it
This may be the time of year you are thinking of adding AAC apps to your assessment collection or are planning on getting one for an individual learner or for a group of learners.

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Teaching Learners with Multiple Special Needs: Communication RRRepair (You're Going to Hear Me RRRoar!!)

Teaching Learners with Multiple Special Needs: Communication RRRepair (You're Going to Hear Me RRRoar!!) | AAC and Literacy- Bridging the Gap | Scoop.it

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September PrAACtice with a Year of Core Words

September PrAACtice with a Year of Core Words | AAC and Literacy- Bridging the Gap | Scoop.it
We continue to work with core words and if you have been following our  ‘Year of Core Words’, here are some ways to use the September words for  preparing, playing, & reading about 'back to school', making new friends, cooking and eating in the...

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How I Do It: Marlene Cummings on Strengthening the Communication Environment

How I Do It: Marlene Cummings on Strengthening the Communication Environment | AAC and Literacy- Bridging the Gap | Scoop.it
Marlene Cummings is back to share some thoughts on creating communication-friendly environments.

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AAC Goes to the Eddies!

AAC Goes to the Eddies! | AAC and Literacy- Bridging the Gap | Scoop.it
. A strange thing happened while we were busy thinking and writing about AAC. Two strange things, actually. First, we got nominated for the 2013 Edublog Awards by fellow SLP bloggers.

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PrAACtical Connections with Twitter

PrAACtical Connections with Twitter | AAC and Literacy- Bridging the Gap | Scoop.it
Hope you are having a great Better Hearing and Speech Month! Our May Strategy of the Month continues to focus on building our Professional Learning and Resource Network in prAACtical ways. This week we’ll be posting about Twitter.

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Helping kids with autism read, write and communicate - Penn State News

Helping kids with autism read, write and communicate - Penn State News | AAC and Literacy- Bridging the Gap | Scoop.it
A research-based literacy program teaches children with little or no speech to read, write, and relate to others.
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Augmentative Resources – Quality Communication

Augmentative Resources – Quality Communication | AAC and Literacy- Bridging the Gap | Scoop.it
Augmentative Resources manufactures Low Tech Communication products. They offer augmentative and alternative or AAC devices for communication, Language Development and Reading Literacy. Uses would include ...
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Teaching Your Students How to Have a Conversation

Teaching Your Students How to Have a Conversation | AAC and Literacy- Bridging the Gap | Scoop.it
I was recently in a third grade classroom and was struck by the presence of rules that were posted for how to have a conversation. The poster said, "Each person must contribute to the discussion but

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How Do You Teach Others To Implement AAC Facilitation Skills?

How Do You Teach Others To Implement AAC Facilitation Skills? | AAC and Literacy- Bridging the Gap | Scoop.it
We’ve learned many ways to do this, but here’s one of our favorites. The idea originally came from a presentation by Dr. Beth Foley, Dean of the School of Education at Utah State University.  The process is as elegant as it is simple.

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Teach Me Tuesday: The Grid

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This week in Teach Me Tuesday we’re learning more about The Grid 2 AAC Software. Here are the learning resources we’ll be using.

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At the Very Beginning: Working with Pre-Intentional Communicators

At the Very Beginning: Working with Pre-Intentional Communicators | AAC and Literacy- Bridging the Gap | Scoop.it
Recently, I had the opportunity to work with a first grader who was able to do many things: flash a dazzling smile, grab and hold onto materials on his laptray, vocalize loudly, visually track peers as they moved around the classroom, reach and take...

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Core Words, Direct Vocabulary Instruction, & The Beginning Communicator

Core Words, Direct Vocabulary Instruction, & The Beginning Communicator | AAC and Literacy- Bridging the Gap | Scoop.it
Direct vocabulary instruction is important for all level learners.

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5 Ways to Encourage AAC Learners

5 Ways to Encourage AAC Learners | AAC and Literacy- Bridging the Gap | Scoop.it
As clinical educators, we have lots of conversations with student SLPs about reinforcement of specific skills. We’ll save that for another post, but today we want to put reinforcement into a large context.

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The ‘Real’ Pre-requisites to AAC Device Use

The ‘Real’ Pre-requisites to AAC Device Use | AAC and Literacy- Bridging the Gap | Scoop.it
How long did you practice your driving skills before you took your driver's license road test? A week? A month? A couple of months? We love videos like this one that show kids in the process of developing skills with technology.

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The Essential Stuff of an AAC Speechie by Gail Van Tatenhove

The Essential Stuff of an AAC Speechie by Gail Van Tatenhove | AAC and Literacy- Bridging the Gap | Scoop.it
Master clinician, Gail Van Tatenhove, shares her AAC speechie stuff. What is yours?  

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5 PrAACtical Thoughts on Catch-Up Conversations

5 PrAACtical Thoughts on Catch-Up Conversations | AAC and Literacy- Bridging the Gap | Scoop.it
One of the things SLPs frequently do at the start of their therapy sessions is have some casual conversations with their clients to catch up on what happened since their last visit.

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5 AAC-related Facebook Groups/Pages We Love

5 AAC-related Facebook Groups/Pages We Love | AAC and Literacy- Bridging the Gap | Scoop.it
- We’re still getting used to the whole idea that social media sites, like Facebook and Twitter, can play such a powerful role in professional development.

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