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Beyond Requesting: Thoughts on Teaching Interrogatives

Beyond Requesting: Thoughts on Teaching Interrogatives | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
. A few weeks ago we talked about AAC intervention to teach someone how to convey information that others want or need. Giving instructions, answering comprehension questions, and retelling a story...
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Video of the Week: Progress Monitoring for AT

Video of the Week: Progress Monitoring for AT | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
If you work in educational settings, there’s a good possibility and you and and your colleagues have had many conversations around the topic of progress monitoring. Progress monitoring in an approach to assessing student performance and evaluating the effectiveness of instruction. How does that apply to students who use AAC and other AT? Today, we…
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From Solitary Play to Interaction: 5 Things to Try With Kids Who Love Their iPad Games

From Solitary Play to Interaction: 5 Things to Try With Kids Who Love Their iPad Games | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
“But my kid wants to use the app on his own terms, not with ME!” Ever faced this conundrum? There are so many wonderful apps that are terrific for building interaction and language skills, but some of our prAACtical friends don’t want us to interact with them during iPad play**. Today, we’re thinking about strategies…
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How We Do It: S’MORRES and Partner Augmented Input with Dr. Jill Senner & Matthew Baud

How We Do It: S’MORRES and Partner Augmented Input with Dr. Jill Senner & Matthew Baud | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
Mnemonics are such a great memory aid, so when Dr. Jill Senner and Matthew Baud offered to share the visual support that they use in their clinical work, I knew it would be of interest to many of you. Combine that with content on partner training, and we have a real treat for you: S'MORRES. Dr.…
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20 Ways for SLPs to Celebrate Autism Awareness and Acceptance Month

20 Ways for SLPs to Celebrate Autism Awareness and Acceptance Month | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
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Core Vocabulary Resources for April

Core Vocabulary Resources for April | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
blue, brother, close, family, head, last, long, no, old, right, scared, soft, thing, top, wash, whole
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Schedule Changes

Schedule Changes | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
We couldn’t resist one more video about visual schedules. There are so many things we love about this one from SET BC, starting with the fact that the student sets it up. We also love hearing how they have changed the schedule to meet the student's individual needs as he has matured. My favorite part…
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Representing AAC vocabulary for young children — Publication | AAC at PSU

Representing AAC vocabulary for young children — Publication | AAC at PSU | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
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A Year with Speak For Yourself, Part 2

A Year with Speak For Yourself, Part 2 | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
Yesterday, I had the following conversation with Fiona, while Fiona’s Personal Care Assistant, Erin, was present. [By the way, a professional AAC person will know I'm making a key error in this con...
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Let’s Create: Getting to the Core of Earth Day

Let’s Create: Getting to the Core of Earth Day | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
Working with core words? Whether or not you are following along with our Year of Core Words or using some other approach, Earth Day is the perfect time to practice those reusable, recyclable words. Last week, we talked about using our April core words (2013 List: big, busy, do, drink, feel, he, in, make, out,…
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Teaching Learners with Multiple Special Needs: #ICanDoMoreThanRequest

Teaching Learners with Multiple Special Needs: #ICanDoMoreThanRequest | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
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Hearing Their Voices: Vic Valentic

Hearing Their Voices: Vic Valentic | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
It's so important for those of us who teach AAC to hear directly from the people who use those tools and strategies on a daily basis. In this week’s video, Vic Valentic, who served as the ISAAC Leadership Chair for People Who Use AAC, shares a bit about the role of AAC in his life at…
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Let’s Read: Getting to the Core of Earth Day

Let’s Read: Getting to the Core of Earth Day | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
Core Words for the Month (2013 List): big, busy, do, drink, feel, he, in, make, out, some, tell, who By definition, core words are useful in any situation, with any topic and any communication partner. They are the perfect words for Earth Day because they are words that they we re-use and recycle. Even though it…
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Autism Support Lives Here

Autism Support Lives Here | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
This is for all of you who work tirelessly to support families affected by autism.  
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Abuse boards

Communication boards for an individual who may have been a victim of abuse
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Beyond World Autism Day

Beyond World Autism Day | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
Today is a great day to appreciate the experiences we've each had with individuals affected by autism and their families. They come to us to learn, but, in reality, they teach us so much. What are some of the ways they've taught or inspired you?
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App Discounts for World Autism Day 2015 | ATMac

App Discounts for World Autism Day 2015 | ATMac | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
Many companies make AAC and autism apps discounted or free on World Autism Awareness Day April 2nd. Here are some of the discounts we've been told will be happening for 2015! If you know of more, let us know and we'll add them...
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PrAACtically April: A Month of Core

PrAACtically April: A Month of Core | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
April is right around the corner, making this the perfect time to prepare some materials for practicing a new set of core vocabulary words. Rachael Langley is back to share some fun ideas for easy things to do to put that core vocabulary to work. She's made two calendars, one with a focus word for…
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When a client with cognitive problems does not engage in therapy... Part two

When a client with cognitive problems does not engage in therapy... Part two | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
 In post one here, I covered what to do when a client is withdrawn/fatigued/turns away.  This part explores what to do when a client has attention/memory/behavioural difficulties that mak...
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