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Overview of AAC tools and strategies
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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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How We Do It: AAC Videos for Core Word Learning

How We Do It: AAC Videos for Core Word Learning | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
Supports for language learning
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Free Visual Aids & AAC Resource Printing ⋆ Creative Commons Teaching Materials

Free Visual Aids & AAC Resource Printing ⋆ Creative Commons Teaching Materials | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
Free Visual Aids & AAC worksheets and Visual Aids & AAC printables for educators and parents of children with specia
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Getting EVERYONE involved in AAC -- an inclusive treasure hunt

Getting EVERYONE involved in AAC -- an inclusive treasure hunt | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
Using an augmentative communication app like CoughDrop means that you speak a little bit differently than most other people in the world. That's just the way it is. But different doesn't mean less important, less interested, or even less able. When it comes to AAC, there are MANY ways to
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Shared Reading: Using Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) with Project Core - Speak For Yourself AAC

Shared Reading: Using Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) with Project Core - Speak For Yourself AAC | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
I love shared reading! When children enjoy books, it is one of my favorite augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) activities.
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Free Resources for Making AAC and Visual Supports

Free Resources for Making AAC and Visual Supports | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
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Video of the Week: Using Structure to Support Participation

Video of the Week: Using Structure to Support Participation | 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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How do I talk to a person who uses direct access? - CIRCus Blog - Scope

How do I talk to a person who uses direct access? - CIRCus Blog - Scope | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
Direct access is where the person has the motor ability to use their finger, fist or whole hand to choose a message to communicate on a communication board. This blog takes you through some recommended steps that you can take to interact with a person who can directly access a communication board.
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Site of the Month – AAC-related Resources from Scope

Site of the Month – AAC-related Resources from Scope | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
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"I Like" Predictable Chart Writing: Using Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) and Project Core - Speak For Yourself AAC

"I Like" Predictable Chart Writing: Using Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) and Project Core - Speak For Yourself AAC | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
However, even if your child/student is not yet engaging in shared reading, I'd still encourage you to give predictable chart writing a try.
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{AAC App Review} Grace – Picture Exchange for Non-Verbal People

{AAC App Review} Grace – Picture Exchange for Non-Verbal People | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
  . {AAC App Review} Grace - Picture Exchange for Non-Verbal People   Info from Lisa Domican, co-creator of the Grace App and mother of Liam and Gracie Domican who both have autism, about how it was developed: “Many children with autism or speech delay use pictures attached to a board to ask for what…
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Data Collection for the Beginning AAC User: Essential Things to Measure to Expedite Progress

Data Collection for the Beginning AAC User: Essential Things to Measure to Expedite Progress | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
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PrAACtical Resources: Downloadable AAC Posters

PrAACtical Resources: Downloadable AAC Posters | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
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PrAACtically Valentine’s Day: Core Vocabulary Activities

PrAACtically Valentine’s Day: Core Vocabulary Activities | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
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What ABC’s New TV Series ‘Speechless’ Can Tell Us About ‘Voice’ - Motherboard

Alternative communication systems have incredible potential to support agency, independence, and personhood for people with disabilities. But they do not enter into a vacuum devoid of other injustices.
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Social Media: A Powerful Tool for AAC Learning and Networking

Social Media: A Powerful Tool for AAC Learning and Networking | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
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