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Video of the Week: Demystifying AAC

Video of the Week: Demystifying AAC | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
Need a video that helps colleagues or families understand some of the basic concepts in AAC? Take a look at this one from an archived Avaz webinar.
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SpeechTechie- Technology, Apps and Lessons for SLPs and Teachers who like Words: Make customized interactive “apps” with Tiny Tap

SpeechTechie- Technology, Apps and Lessons for SLPs and Teachers who like Words: Make customized interactive “apps” with Tiny Tap | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
SpeechTechie will help you find speech language pathology and technology resources for your lesson plans and therapy. This blog shows you the best free internet sites and apps related to speech and language goals
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Video of the Week: When Children Need AAC – Families Talking to Families

Video of the Week: When Children Need AAC – Families Talking to Families | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
As much as we bring to the discussion when families are considering AAC, most of us are not able to speak authentically about what it is like to raise children who use AAC. In this video, Dana Nieder, author of the popular blog Uncommon Sense, talks about this issues from a parent’s perspective. This is…
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PrAACtical AAC

PrAACtical AAC, by PrAACtical AAC: AAC-related content from around the web
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Video of the Week: Communication Through Eye Pointing

Video of the Week: Communication Through Eye Pointing | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
When people have significant motor impairments, finding a sustainable way for them to select and convey messages is a challenging task. This week, we turn to the ALS Association of Iowa for two wonderful videos on how to use ‘no tech’ eye gaze boards for communication. Direct Links to Videos Etran https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LLkpRbUQzVo Eye Link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eHyXCcS38XM
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“What’s Wrong?” AAC Messages for Negative Emotions and Feelings

“What’s Wrong?” AAC Messages for Negative Emotions and Feelings | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
Pain. Fear. Anger. Frustration Parents and teachers frequently ask SLPs to help learners further develop the skill of being able to say what is troubling them. Those are skills worth developing, of course. But a first step may be to review the vocabulary and messages available to the learner and consider making some adjustments. It…
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PrAACtically Reading: Over in the Garden with Karen Natoci

PrAACtically Reading: Over in the Garden with Karen Natoci | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
Karen Natoci is back with another wonderful book and plenty of ideas for AAC implementation. Enjoy! Book:  Over in the Garden, by Jennifer Ward, Illustrated by Kenneth J. Spengler Core Vocabulary focus: LOOK, IT, LIKE, NOT LIKE, IN, UH-OH OR OOPS. Literacy Level:  Emergent COMMUNICATION Matrix Level:  I-VII Four Block focus:  Shared Reading and Working…
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Summer Reading: Five AAC Suggestions

Summer Reading: Five AAC Suggestions | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
It is sunny and hot where we live, and we're honoring the tradition of using beach and pool time to catch up on some of the books and articles that have been piling up throughout the year.  Are you looking for summer reading material that goes beyond magazines and light fiction? Here are a few…
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REAL Communication with AAC

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AAC Assessment for People with Aphasia

AAC Assessment for People with Aphasia | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
Many people with aphasia fail to regain sufficient speech and language skills to meet their communication needs. With more than one million people with aphasia in the US alone, chances are most people reading this know at least one person affected by the disorder. While many go on to regain functional speech and language skills,…
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Harry says... (The Choice Making Edition)

Harry says... (The Choice Making Edition) | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
I was making Harry a sandwich for lunch today and, as we didn't have much in the pantry (note to self: get yourself to the shops woman!), I asked him to choose between Vegemite or peanut butter and...
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augmentative and alternative communication | Journey Full of Life

augmentative and alternative communication | Journey Full of Life | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
Posts about augmentative and alternative communication written by Vanessa Garcia
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Implementation of iPads for AAC in a Specialist School

Implementation of iPads for AAC in a Specialist School | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
I recently had an article published in Perspectives on AAC that I wanted to share here as I thought it could be useful for others who are on the same journey.  You can access the original article a...
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How We Do It: Modeling Language, Part 1

How We Do It: Modeling Language, Part 1 | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
Over the past year, I've become fluent in AAC-speak across several systems. I model language in all of my waking hours, between work and home and play. Anytime there is a device around, I am touchi...
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Site of the Month: Miami Dade County PreKindergarten Program for Children with Disabilities

Site of the Month: Miami Dade County PreKindergarten Program for Children with Disabilities | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
These days, there are so many wonderful websites for resources and AAC-related information that sometimes it is hard to remember where to look. When I decided to feature some of my favorite sites, I wanted to start with a site that has been helping SLPs, teachers, and families for a long time. The website for preschool…
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How I Do It: Classroom CORE Book by Tabi Jones-Wohleber

How I Do It: Classroom CORE Book by Tabi Jones-Wohleber | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
Although summer is just beginning, many SLPs in our region are already thinking about the next school year. If you are trying to increase classroom use of AAC, you will want to check out the core vocabulary resources developed by Tabi Jones-Wohleber. Tabi is a Maryland-based SLP who works on the Frederick County Public Schools…
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How I Do It: Helping Clients Who Use AAC Connect with their Grandchildren by Rebecca Bright

How I Do It: Helping Clients Who Use AAC Connect with their Grandchildren by Rebecca Bright | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
When a grandparent uses AAC, it can be challenging for them to reconnect with the children in the family.  Today, we welcome UK-based SLP Rebecca Bright. Rebecca, who leads the award-winning app development team at Therapy Box, is passionate about helping people with acquired communication disabilities use technology to achieve their goals. In this post, Rebecca shares…
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Shared Reading: Focus on Interaction

Shared Reading: Focus on Interaction | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
Shared reading is a collaborative learning activity that emulates and builds on the bedtime book experiences that many children and parents have together. The focus during shared reading is on the ...
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Teaching Learners with Multiple Special Needs: Video Modeling for AAC

Teaching Learners with Multiple Special Needs: Video Modeling for AAC | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
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