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AACtual Therapy: Running AAC Groups

AACtual Therapy: Running AAC Groups | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
We are just delighted to share the AACtual Therapy of Arizona-based SLP, Deanna Wagner. We’ve known Deanna by reputation for a long while, but got to meet her in person at ISAAC this past summer. S...
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A sprinkle of ‘Pepper’- How to be an effective communication partner

A sprinkle of ‘Pepper’- How to be an effective communication partner | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
We've all been there- that moment when a friend or colleague introduces you to someone new at a party or a work function. You greet each other and then your friend gradually steps away... And that's when you realise that this conversation is not going to 'flow'. You struggle to find common ground. That horrible,…
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Why People Who Use AAC Devices Can Make Great Speech Pathologists

Why People Who Use AAC Devices Can Make Great Speech Pathologists | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
Lydia Dawley explains why she wants to be a speech pathologist and hopes more people who use AAC devices go into the field.
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Immersive AAC Classroom

Immersive AAC Classroom | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
Last summer some colleagues from Bridgeway Academy and I, along with researchers from The Ohio State University, piloted what we called an "immersive AAC classroom" in which all of the students used speech-generating devices and aided input was provided on an interactive white board. We collected data on the students' vocabulary and their frequency of…
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AAC in the High School Classroom: Where Core Vocabulary Meets Life Skills

AAC in the High School Classroom: Where Core Vocabulary Meets Life Skills | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
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Toys and Activities to Target Core Vocabulary

Toys and Activities to Target Core Vocabulary | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
Core vocabulary is an evidenced-based set of words particularly useful for augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) users. I’ve personally seen huge growth in expressive language skil…
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Power of Core Vocabulary

http://www.atanswers.com/aac-basics Presented by Sharon Edwards at Spring into AAC
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It’s PrAACtically Better Hearing & Speech Month

It’s PrAACtically Better Hearing & Speech Month | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
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Video of the Week: From Presence to Contribution – A Family’s Journey Towards an Inclusive Life

Video of the Week: From Presence to Contribution – A Family’s Journey Towards an Inclusive Life | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
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30 Ways to Support Autism Awareness & Acceptance Month

30 Ways to Support Autism Awareness & Acceptance Month | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
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Compartmentalizing Communication Doesn’t Work

I'm often stuck in the middle. Whether you're a parent or a professional who cares deeply about a child who uses AAC as a voice, does any of this sound familiar? I work with parents who complain that the school isn't doing enough to support their child's communication growth.  Parents cite bars that are set too low,…
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Behavior Strategies that Work BEFORE the Behavior | NoodleNook

Behavior Strategies that Work BEFORE the Behavior | NoodleNook | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
Need tools to calm a student with Autism down before bad behaviors start? Here is a list of behavior strategies that work BEFORE the behavior!
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Progressive Language helps your communicators progress to full communication!

Progressive Language helps your communicators progress to full communication! | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
To make the user's language skills grow, we recommend choosing a large grid size. Hide buttons that the user is not yet ready for, and gradually reveal them as the user progresses. This is a complicated and time-consuming task. Our new Progressive Language feature helps you to hide and reveal buttons in a developmental order.
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Video of the Week: Object Symbols and Core Vocabulary

Video of the Week: Object Symbols and Core Vocabulary | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
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A Day in the Life...

Driving, therapy, and a whole lot of coffee
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Giving a voice to the silent | North Coast Courier

Giving a voice to the silent | North Coast Courier | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
We believe that everyone has a voice and it is our mission to find a way to make their voice be heard.
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Core Vocabulary Adapted Book: Go

Core Vocabulary Adapted Book: Go | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
Are you using Core Vocabulary in your classroom. My nonverbal students have shown significant language growth using core in the classroom. Students are given a
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IT Stories: SFCD's Assistive Technology Lab

IT Stories: SFCD's Assistive Technology Lab | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
By Marina Candela

“I’ve been doing this for a long time, but this is the first time I’m
seeing mainstream technology have real applications for people with
disabilities,” Karen of SFCD explains. She proceeds to show me how she is
able to control just about everything in the room, from the fan to the
lights, with her voice or the iPad she holds in her hand. The iPad is
running several communication applications that allow her to type out
simple sentences telling the room what to do. Karen illustrates this by
tapping a few buttons on her iPad, causing it to say, “Amazon, turn on the
fan.” Sure enough, the fan across the room turns on with a pleasing whir.
This is what assistive technology is all about, and it’s pretty incredible.
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PrAACtical Research: Profiles of Students with Significant Cognitive Disabilities

PrAACtical Research: Profiles of Students with Significant Cognitive Disabilities | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
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Video of the Week: On Selecting Core Vocabulary

Video of the Week: On Selecting Core Vocabulary | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
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The Transition | CY's Eye on Life

I still am amazed at how differently I was treated when I couldn’t talk. I’m still a bit haunted by the fact that there are many, many people who face these challenges every single day of their life
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Case study: AAC in the classroom | Source Kids Magazine | special needs

We support students’ basic human right to understand others and be understood in all environments, as independently as possible.
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