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PrAACtical Resources: Feature Match Chart

PrAACtical Resources: Feature Match Chart | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
Today, we head to Oklahoma for a chart that comes in handy when comparing SGDs during the feature match process. I especially love the distinction between features on the ‘Must Have’ list and those on the ‘Wish List.’ Thanks to the Oklahoma AT Center at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center for this helpful…
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Using AAC for Inclusion in the Classroom

Using AAC for Inclusion in the Classroom | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
This episode will feature information on how to support language learning in the classroom.
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10 Resources for Designing & Developing Communication Books

10 Resources for Designing & Developing Communication Books | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
This post is dedicated to a mom who does more than her fair share for her child (who is now a young adult) as well as for our community. She recently began to re-design and re-assemble a communication book. She sent us this picture to show us that she was working on it.  Here are…
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Chapel Hill Snippets: Ho! Ho! Ho! Tree Decorating Time!

Chapel Hill Snippets: Ho! Ho! Ho! Tree Decorating Time! | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
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AAC - A Book Review

AAC - A Book Review | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
Augmentative and Alternative Communication, Models and Applications for Educators, Speech-Language Pathologists, Psychologists, Caregivers, and Users.
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AAC Posts from PrAACtical Week 50, December 2014

AAC Posts from PrAACtical Week 50, December 2014 | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
Sunday - Video of the Week: AAC & ASD with Dr. Joanne Cafiero Monday - 
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The ‘Real’ Pre-requisites to AAC Device Use

The ‘Real’ Pre-requisites to AAC Device Use | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
How long did you practice your driving skills before you took your driver's license road test? A week? A month? A couple of months? We love videos like this one that show kids in the process of developing skills with technology. It’s not usually a quick and easy process, but if we prepare ourselves and…
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Communicating with CommuniKate

Communicating with CommuniKate | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
We've talked a lot about innovative communication displays and today we're going to highlight a recently released one. I was delighted to hear about CommuniKate from Dr. Joe Reddington, who blogs at joereddington.com. Joe is a principal of White Water Writers, a project that trains teachers and youth leaders to run inspiration literacy camps, and works toward a…
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At a Glance: How the IEP Team Decides on Assistive Technology

At a Glance: How the IEP Team Decides on Assistive Technology | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
Who decides what your child needs when it comes to assistive technology in the classroom? The process begins with the IEP team. Here's an outline.
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Begin at the Beginning:  Assessing Motivation, Communication and Voice Output for Children with Complex Communication Needs

Begin at the Beginning:  Assessing Motivation, Communication and Voice Output for Children with Complex Communication Needs | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
We had the opportunity this month to meet some very special boys who have complex communication needs and sensory impairment.  One of our boys is deaf-blind, ambulatory and nonverbal.  One...
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Watch It Wednesday: Completely PrAACtical

Watch It Wednesday: Completely PrAACtical | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
“Please remember to feel complete.” What a wonderful message for the holiday season! Thanks to Cashel Gardner for this terrific video.    
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Provincial Integration Support Program [PISP] - Participation Kits

Provincial Integration Support Program [PISP] - Participation Kits | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
The Provincial Integration Support Program is an outreach service mandated to assist schools throughout British Columbia, in meeting the educational needs of students with multiple severe/profound physical and cognitive disabilities.
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AAC: Systemic Change for Individual Success

AAC: Systemic Change for Individual Success | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
The attitudes, beliefs and knowledge of communication partners are pivotal in the success story of Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC). The people around every individual with complex ...
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Beyond Good Intentions: Thoughts on PrAACtical Supports for Families

Beyond Good Intentions: Thoughts on PrAACtical Supports for Families | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
Sometimes it’s hard to know how best to help families of AAC learners. There can be a dynamic tension between the things we would like them to do to maximize the AAC learning process and what they can realistically accomplish given the competing demands of their busy lives. We really believe that having families do…
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AAC Posts from PrAACtical Week 51, December 2014

AAC Posts from PrAACtical Week 51, December 2014 | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
Sunday - Video of the Week: Core Literature Monday - AAC is My Voice Tuesday - Teach Me Tuesday: AvaTalker Wednesday - Watch It Wednesday: Living an Accessible Life Thursday - Hello Holidays: AAC Ideas for Your Celebration Friday - Got Holiday Cards? 5 PrAACtical Ideas
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Has Talking Mats been used in Court ? - Talking Mats

Has Talking Mats been used in Court ?  - Talking Mats | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
Two cases where Talking Mats have been used in court and to support Achieving Best Evidence (ABE) interviews
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The Preschool AAC User’s Classroom Rights

The Preschool AAC User’s Classroom Rights | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
The first week of September is winding down, and it seems that everyone is officially back to school. It's been *cough*teen years since I was in school and now, as I look towards the two-month coun...
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PrAACtical Plans: Just For Today

PrAACtical Plans: Just For Today | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
Feeling grateful during this holiday season? It’s hard not to get distracted with all the preparations and celebrations but our AAC mission is more important than ever. What prAACtical things are on your agenda? Here are some possibilities. Just for today… I will speak to an AAC learner using the language he/she is working hard…
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Intel, Stephen Hawking aim to spur assistive technology development | ZDNet

Intel, Stephen Hawking aim to spur assistive technology development | ZDNet | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
Intel outlined an update to Stephen Hawking's communications platform and plans to provide a toolkit that can be used to advance technologies that could help those affected by motor neuron disorders.
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Video of the Week: AAC and ASD with Dr. Joanne Cafiero

Video of the Week: AAC and ASD with Dr. Joanne Cafiero | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
Do you get questions about effective AAC practices for individuals with autism? This video, featuring Dr. Joanne Cafiero, provides a helpful review of some of the issues. Many thanks to AssistiveWare for hosting this video.  
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Call for Action: Public Comments on AAC Device Funding

Call for Action: Public Comments on AAC Device Funding | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
Chances are that most of our US-based SLPs have heard about the funding challenges with Medicare. We now have only a few more days to make our voices heard to support clients with AAC needs. If you haven't already submitted public comment, please take the time to help in these advocacy efforts. Medicare (CMS) currently is…
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