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Video of the Week: Recommended Practices for Beginning Communicators

Video of the Week: Recommended Practices for Beginning Communicators | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
We return to the Institute on Disability at the University of New Hampshire to learn about ways to support beginning communicators. In this video, Dr. Rae Sonnenmeier discusses ways to create communication opportunities, research evidence for key intervention practices, and strategies that communication facilitators can use to support AAC learners at home, in school, and…
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Video of the Week: Martin Pistorius

Video of the Week: Martin Pistorius | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
Martin Pistorius, author of The Ghost Boy, was featured speaker at a recent TEDx event. Martin’s presentation was captivating and insightful. The recording covers the entire TEDx KC event, so you will need to skip ahead to find Martin's talk. (It's worth the effort.) His segment runs from  44:45-59:00. Enjoy! Direct Link to Video: http://livestream.com/tedx/TEDxKC2015
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Tips to Help Teachers Incorporate AAC Into the Classroom

Tips to Help Teachers Incorporate AAC Into the Classroom | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
It’s back to school time, and teachers might need your support incorporating speech-generating devices (SGDs) in the classroom. SGDs and other methods of augmentative and alternative communication ...
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Change is Good! Supporting Students on the Autism Spectrum when Introducing Novelty

Change is Good! Supporting Students on the Autism Spectrum when Introducing Novelty | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
Change is Good! Supporting Students on the Autism Spectrum when Introducing Novelty
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AAC Teamwork: Encouraging Colleagues – PrAACtical Tool #2

AAC Teamwork: Encouraging Colleagues – PrAACtical Tool #2 | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
Even when everyone has good intentions, AAC implementation doesn't happen overnight. Strengthening our resolve to learn the student’s AAC system, model it as we speak to them, provide instruction, and give ample opportunities for practice takes commitment and leadership. In the past, we’ve talked about strategies to get the team onboard with skills like aided…
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AAC in the Classroom: Presentations You May Have Missed

AAC in the Classroom: Presentations You May Have Missed | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
It’s so gratifying to see the growing number of AAC presentations that are being offered around the country. If you serve school-aged children, here are a few presentation handouts that might be of interest. Building Classroom Communities to Support AAC Users by Ashley Robinson AAC Implementation Strategies by Vicki Clarke and Jenna Coyer Making AAC…
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AAC Learning Tools - and a Special Teacher - Help Students Overcome Communication Challenges - AAC and Speech Devices from PRC

AAC Learning Tools - and a Special Teacher - Help Students Overcome Communication Challenges - AAC and Speech Devices from PRC | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
At PRC, we believe everyone deserves a voice. For 45 years, PRC has been providing communication solutions to children and adults.
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Video of the Week: Uniquely Human by Dr. Barry Prizant

Video of the Week: Uniquely Human by Dr. Barry Prizant | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
In this week’s featured video, we hear from noted ASD researcher and clinician, Dr. Barry Prizant, who discusses some of the challenges faced by individuals with autism and alternative ways to understand and address these challenges. He places a high priority on understanding the perspective of individuals with autism and their families, something that can…
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Video of the Week: Every Second Counts with Lindy McDaniel

Video of the Week: Every Second Counts with Lindy McDaniel | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
I’m so excited to share today’s video, featuring Lindy McDaniel, who writes one of my favorite classroom blogs, The Considerate Classroom. This video project was sponsored by the Nebraska Department of Education, and is part of a collaborative effort between them, TASN Autism and Tertiary Behavior Supports and the Colorado Department of Education. Many children…
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3 Things to Consider in Implementing Core Vocabulary

3 Things to Consider in Implementing Core Vocabulary | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
The power of core vocabulary is only realized when AAC is being utilized throughout the day. A key benefit of having core words on an AAC system is that they apply to any situation, in any location, with any communication partners. But unless we’re actually teaching and using the AAC under those conditions, we haven’t…
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Throwback Thursday: 10 Posts on AAC for the Beginning Communicator

Throwback Thursday: 10 Posts on AAC for the Beginning Communicator | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
Looking for information to help you round out your services to beginning communicators? Here are some previous posts to explore. Intervention Core Words, Direct Vocabulary Instruction, and Beginning Communicators Helping Beginning Communicators Expand Their Sentence Length Let Me Tell You Something: Narratives for the Beginning Communicator Breaking Through with Emerging Intentional and Beginning Communicators of…
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23 free printable visual schedules for home and daily routines

23 free printable visual schedules for home and daily routines | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
Visual schedules can be a great tool for your child to better communicate and restore order in your home. Here are 23 free, printable visual schedules.
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PrAACtically Reading with Karen Natoci: It’s Okay to Be Different

PrAACtically Reading with Karen Natoci: It’s Okay to Be Different | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
Get ready to read! Interactive storybook reading is one of my favorite ways to build AAC skills. No matter what the age or kind of disability, it seems like my therapy always includes ssome type of reading material. We are so fortunate to welcome back Karen Natoci, a Michigan SLP who shares our passion for literacy…
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PrAACtically September: Core Vocabulary Resources

PrAACtically September: Core Vocabulary Resources | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
It’s hard to believe that summer is just about over (at least here in Florida). If you are supporting a child or adult who has a core vocabulary based AAC system, you know how much it takes to help them learn to use all of the wonderful words at their disposal. One strategy is to…
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Video of the Week: Angel Voices AAC Group by Kate Ahern

Video of the Week: Angel Voices AAC Group by Kate Ahern | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
We get lots of requests for information and videos that show AAC implementation, particularly in group activities. In this week’s video, AT Specialist and Special Educator Kate Ahern discusses the process of running a monthly group to learn and practice AAC. Angel Voices is a group that she runs in the Boston area for young…
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How to support a bilingual AAC user

How to support a bilingual AAC user | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
It's the first day of school and a new student enters the classroom. Valeria is 12, uses an AAC device and is bilingual! Use this list of resources to make sure Valeria gets the most out of her bilingual advantage.
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AAC Teamwork: Encouraging Colleagues – PrAACtical Tool #1

AAC Teamwork: Encouraging Colleagues – PrAACtical Tool #1 | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
Do you feel it? Something really important is happening in schools across the world. AAC implementation is getting stronger! SLPs, educators, paraprofessionals, administrators, AT specialists, OTs, and families are doing their best to support students with AAC needs. It isn’t easy, though. To keep things moving in the right direction, we have to continue to…
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Communication is a Journey

Communication is a Journey | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
Sue Mickelson lives in Minnesota with her family. Her daughter Katrina, has been using a speech generating device for more than 15 years and using Proloquo2Go for 5 years. In this guest blog she shares her personal advice for preparing for Back to School.
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PrAACtically Reading with Karen Natoci: I Like Myself

PrAACtically Reading with Karen Natoci: I Like Myself | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
Karen Natoci is back with some wonderful ideas for building AAC skills using the book, I Like Myself.  Check out her lesson plan and suggestions for some prAACtical reading ::::::::::::::::::::::: Book:  I Like Myself!, by Karen Beaumont; Illustrated by David Catrow  (Scholastic Inc.) Core Vocabulary focus: I, WANT, LIKE, ME/MY, SAME, DIFFERENT, GO, IN, DO,…
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Self-Management & Emotional/Behavioral

Self-Management & Emotional/Behavioral | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
Schedule Cards for above chart are on Schedules Tab
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