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Communication Books: Making Decisions About Format

Communication Books: Making Decisions About Format | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
Four-year-old Josiah had a tiny one that was clipped to his belt loop so it was handy all throughout his day in preschool. Mr. Allan, who was hemiplegic and used a manual wheelchair, liked to keep ...
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Video of the Week: Aided Language Input in Conversation

Video of the Week: Aided Language Input in Conversation | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
It’s a great day to see AAC strategies in action. Today, the AAC Chicks from Dynamic Therapy Assoiates are back with another prAACtical video about using aided language input in conversation. You can see more of  their work here.   Direct link to video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PUl8kD53NQg  
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Teaching Learners with Multiple Special Needs: How Samantha Learned to Read

Teaching Learners with Multiple Special Needs: How Samantha Learned to Read | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
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Durable Medical Equipment (DME) Center - Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Durable Medical Equipment (DME) Center - Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
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PrAACtical Questions: “Can I Work with Device Manufacturers and Vendors in an AAC Evaluation?”

PrAACtical Questions: “Can I Work with Device Manufacturers and Vendors in an AAC Evaluation?” | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
In one of my AAC classes, we’ve been talking about working collaboratively with vendors of SGDs and other AT in a way that is ethically responsible. Clearly, we look first to our ASHA SLP Code of Conduct, best practices, agency policies and procedures, and regulations (such as HIPAA and FERPA in the US). Secondly, we…
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Using an Emotion Thermometer

Using an Emotion Thermometer | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
Teaching your child to recognise and regulate their emotions is never easy. It is especially difficult if you have a child on the autism spectrum. Your child can go from seemingly happy and content to full on meltdown with in seconds. Emotion thermometers are designed to help you and your child recognise the early warning signs before a meltdown happens. This has been a life save in my house. My oldest child has warning signs that are easy to spot and he has a very long fuse. My daughter, on the
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Video of the Week: On Using Symbols with Beginning Communicators

Video of the Week: On Using Symbols with Beginning Communicators | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
Today, we return to the team at Dynamic Learning Maps. In this video, Karen Erickson discusses key factors in symbol use by students with significant communication difficulties.          
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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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AAC Girls: The Ruby Slippers Phonomenon

AAC Girls: The Ruby Slippers Phonomenon | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
While it looked remarkable, she always had it the ability - she just needed the right supports . . . AND expectations!!
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Modeling for the Moment When It All Comes Together - Speak For Yourself AAC

Modeling for the Moment When It All Comes Together - Speak For Yourself AAC | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
modeling core vocabulary on an Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) system. Here's the thing...your child can benefit from
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From HOH to HUH: Physically Supporting AAC Learners

From HOH to HUH: Physically Supporting AAC Learners | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
We’ve talked a lot about prompting strategies in previous posts, but today we look at one specific type: Physical assistance. Whether it is pointing to a symbol, activating the message window, turning pages in a communication book, or other early skills, beginning users of AAC often need a good deal of physical support to exhibit…
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How to Help a Child Use AAC at Home or in the Classroom (Hint: It’s easier than you think!) - Speech and Language Kids

How to Help a Child Use AAC at Home or in the Classroom (Hint: It’s easier than you think!) - Speech and Language Kids | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
One of the hardest parts about using alternative and augmentative communication (AAC) with a child, is knowing what to do with it once you have it.  The term AAC describes any form of using language to communicate other than spoken speech.  Some children use sign language, others use AAC devices that will speak when a [...]
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One Mobile Device or Two? Things to Consider About iPads/Tablets as Communication Devices

One Mobile Device or Two? Things to Consider About iPads/Tablets as Communication Devices | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
Should iPads and tablets be used both for communication and other things? That’s a question we hear rather frequently these days. Our answer will probably frustrate you. Ready? Here goes: It depends. It depends on the learner. Consider these two students. Tia is 6 and very much a beginning communicator. She has had her mobile…
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Should Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) Be Considered? - Speak For Yourself AAC

Should Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) Be Considered? - Speak For Yourself AAC | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
AAC, she'll pause in the conversation, raise her eyebrows and say something along the lines of "You know, Johnny has been acting out a ...
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“Talk to Mom” illustrated social skills worksheets for kids with Asperger’s and other ASD’s | AutismTeachingStrategies.com

“Talk to Mom” illustrated social skills worksheets for kids with Asperger’s and other ASD’s | AutismTeachingStrategies.com | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
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AAC Assessment Forms

AAC Assessment Forms | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
One of the challenging things about teaching graduate student SLPs to do AAC assessments is that there is no single, comprehensive protocol to cover the needs of all types of clients. We’ve started a collection of forms and thought some of you might find them helpful. If you know of others, please get in touch…
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Teaching Learners with Multiple Special Needs: Use It to Connect

Teaching Learners with Multiple Special Needs: Use It to Connect | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
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Video of the Week: Using Core Vocabulary in Activity-based Intervention

Video of the Week: Using Core Vocabulary in Activity-based Intervention | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
Have you heard enough about core vocabulary yet? Most SLPs are on board with the concept, but still appreciate information about how to implement it in their intervention. In this video, master clinician Gail Van Tatenhove shares some prAACtical ideas for using core words in activity-based instruction.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E-xfv3VpvAg  
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AAC, group work and Occupational Therapists - Talking Mats

AAC, group work and Occupational Therapists - Talking Mats | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
An OT in Edinburgh has written a Blog for us about her experiences of being involved in group work with people who use AAC.
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