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Sh*t People Say To Non-Verbal Peeps - YouTube

Beyond the Square's first sketch comedy show created with participants of Beyond the Square's programs and actor/ comedian/film maker Craig Anderson. This wa...
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AAC: time for a checkup

AAC: time for a checkup | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
Like most people, I hate check ups. They either validate what I already know, or they tell me something I don’t want to hear. Be it going to the doctor for an annual exam, or going to school for an...
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The Myth of Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) Pre-Requisite Skills - Speak For Yourself AAC

The Myth of Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) Pre-Requisite Skills - Speak For Yourself AAC | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
AAC) with students who have Complex Communication Needs (CCN)...A LOT of reasons. I've chosen the top six and created a flow chart.
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AAC Corner: Switch Adapted Haunted House and Other Halloween Ideas

AAC Corner:  Switch Adapted Haunted House and Other Halloween Ideas | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
by Ryan Knoblauch When I am working with developmentally delayed students, I am always looking for ways to make age-appropriate activities  Many of my students do not speak, but do have the ability to communicate using some sort of augmentative alternative communication (AAC) such as a one-button switch or a communication device. One of the ways we've been able to incorporate the use of AAC is at our annual Haunted House Party in our school gymnasium. We've been very fortunate to have great com
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Uncommon Sense: Take-A-Look Tuesday: Aided Language Input/Modeling

Uncommon Sense: Take-A-Look Tuesday: Aided Language Input/Modeling | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
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Uncommon Sense: More Resources Monday: Aided Language Input (Stimulation?) (Modeling?)

Uncommon Sense: More Resources Monday: Aided Language Input (Stimulation?) (Modeling?) | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
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Fast FAACt Friday: On Symbols and Reading

Fast FAACt Friday: On Symbols and Reading | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
When we provide literacy experiences to pre-readers, a question emerges: Should we add symbols to the text? For those of us who have been prAACticing for awhile (you know who you are, friends), there has been a shift in our thinking. Early on, we tried to add symbols to the words. Our thinking was that…
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How I Do It with Rachael Langley: PODD in the Classroom – Quick Tips for Teams

How I Do It with Rachael Langley: PODD in the Classroom – Quick Tips for Teams | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
Today we welcome SLP Rachael Langley, who  has been working in the public schools as a speech-language pathologist for over 12 years. Currently working as an AAC Specialist in Mid-Michigan, Rachael tells us that she strives to spread the message about the importance of AAC and unlocking the communication potential of all students. In this post, Rachael…
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Watch It Wednesday: Communicating with AAC

Watch It Wednesday: Communicating with AAC | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
There is no better time that AAC Awareness Month to see and hear directly from people who use AAC. A lot of focus is on children and education, but this is a great reminder that no one is too old or too anything to learn to improve their communication skills. Thanks to Deanna Wagner, (who…
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Chapel Hill Snippets: Following a student's interest----a Power Rangers book to download!

Chapel Hill Snippets: Following a student's interest----a Power Rangers book to download! | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
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Fun Friday: Successful Interactions

Fun Friday: Successful Interactions | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
Friday is a great day to pause for a bit of fun. I had the opportunity to meet Janelle Sampson, of Two Way Street, this spring and learn a little bit about the work that she does. In this post, we share a video of one of her little friends using various modalities to communicate with his…
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5+ Things to Do to Help AAC Learners Communicate About Illness or Injury

5+ Things to Do to Help AAC Learners Communicate About Illness or Injury | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
“I don’t want to go now. I’m tired.” “Can you be quiet? I don’t feel well.” “My ear is throbbing.” “I have a such a headache.” “Don’t take me in the car. My stomach’s upset.” Imagine not being able to manage these symptoms or even say these things to get someone to help you. Good…
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The Faces of AAC: Gretchen and Zach

The Faces of AAC: Gretchen and Zach | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
From Bielsko, Poland, to Denver, USA, we are continuing to share the Faces of AAC. Today, we meet SLP Gretchen Storm, who works in the public school system and has a private practice. Gretchen enjoys collaborating with parents, children, teachers, other healthcare providers, siblings and peers in strategies and facilitating communication through speech generating devices. In this post,…
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Autism Classroom News: Dos and Don'ts of Communicating with Families

Autism Classroom News: Dos and Don'ts of Communicating with Families | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
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Passion Sparks AAC Innovation: When interprofessional partnerships lead to new service delivery methods, clients benefit. In a recent online chat, assistive technology expert Beth Mineo talked abou...

Passion Sparks AAC Innovation: When interprofessional partnerships lead to new service delivery methods, clients benefit. In a recent online chat, assistive technology expert Beth Mineo talked abou... | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
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Video of the Week: More on Mentoring

Video of the Week: More on Mentoring | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
Today, we return to BeCome:AAC’s  mentoring video series. Come along with us and learn the DO IT method from Gail Van Tatenhove, Phillip Wickman, and Faye Warren. http://youtu.be/dTxJj7fERb0?list=UUmW9EmH-eaHSe8ZUGciVX4A    
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Because of AAC...He First Learned to Communicate and Then He Learned to Talk - Speak For Yourself AAC

Because of AAC...He First Learned to Communicate and Then He Learned to Talk - Speak For Yourself AAC | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
AAC) will somehow inhibit or prevent verbal speech. It takes several forms when heard or read on various Facebook groups and ...
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PrAACtical Resources: Developing AAC Policies for Schools

PrAACtical Resources: Developing AAC Policies for Schools | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
As much as we appreciate spontaneity, it is sometimes true that well-conceptualized policies and procedures help things run more smoothly. Today, we head to the UK where the ACE Centre has developed a comprehensive guidebook to help schools develop good AAC policies. Obviously, the specifics will vary based on the locale, but there is much…
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Building an Understanding of AAC in Your Workplace

Building an Understanding of AAC in Your Workplace | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
October is International AAC Awareness Month and giving us the perfect opportunity to go beyond our normal therapy-assessment-paperwork routine to spread awareness of AAC. Here are some thoughts for how to do that in the workplace. Inform: You’re probably already spreading the word about AAC as often as you can, but here are a few…
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Strategy of the Month: Engagement Take-Aways

Strategy of the Month: Engagement Take-Aways | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
We’ve been musing about engagement this month. Here are some final lessons we've learned along the way. “If you don’t believe in me, you won’t be a successful interventionist.” “Put yourself in my shoes once in awhile. Be aware of how much focus and effort it takes for me to cope with sensory input, breathe, swallow,…
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