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PrAACtical Summer Activities

PrAACtical Summer Activities | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
It's summer time and hopefully you have some time for some fun meaningful language experiences.  There are many resources to help prAACtically support many summer time traditional activities.  Chec...
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PrAACtical AAC

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Creating Visuals Instantly for Unpredictable Activities by Judy Endow, MSW

Creating Visuals Instantly for Unpredictable Activities by Judy Endow, MSW | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
Creating instant visual supports for people with autism, developmental disabilities, and special needs.
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Boardmaker and other Picture Symbol Resources

Boardmaker and other Picture Symbol Resources | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
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AAC Implementation Tips by Lauren Enders

AAC Implementation Tips by Lauren Enders | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
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PrAACtical Questions: “Should I Put Yes/No on an SGD?”

PrAACtical Questions: “Should I Put Yes/No on an SGD?” | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
We got this question from an SLP who recently helped a young adult get funding for a speech generating device (SGD): Should we put symbols for yes and no on the student’s communication device? Like other things in clinical practice, it depends of the specifics of the situation. In this case, she wanted to start…
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Talkitt - A Life Changer for the Speech Impaired

Talkitt - A Life Changer for the Speech Impaired | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
Talkitt Makes it Possible for People With Speech Disabilities to Communicate Using Their Own Voice.
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Step-by-step guide on how to build a tactile overlay for an AAC device

Step-by-step guide on how to build a tactile overlay for an AAC device | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
Last month we had a great switch repair/teardown from very wonderful Kate McCallum, who is someone I take very seriously and who regularly fills Twitter with useful and interesting bits of AAC hack...
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AAC Posts from PrAACtical Week 31, August 2014

AAC Posts from PrAACtical Week 31, August 2014 | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
Sunday: Video of the Week - Every Move Counts Monday: What We Know Tuesday: On Not Talking Wednesday: 3 Ways to Promote Interest in Language Therapy for AAC Learners Thursday: AACtual Therapy: Informal Assessment Activity with Jeanne Tuthill Friday: Five Questions That AAC Practitioners Ask Themselves
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Medicare Rules Leave Patients Speechless: Limits on what speech-generating devices Medicare will cover—and how it covers them—prevent users from communicating and, in some cases, from active life p...

Medicare Rules Leave Patients Speechless: Limits on what speech-generating devices Medicare will cover—and how it covers them—prevent users from communicating and, in some cases, from active life p... | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
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AACtual Therapy: Informal Assessment Activity with Jeanne Tuthill

AACtual Therapy: Informal Assessment Activity with Jeanne Tuthill | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
We are so pleased to have a return visit by SLP Jeanne Tuthill. In this post, she shares an informal assessment activity based around a Book of Favorites. Enjoy! ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: Greetings from Massachusetts! My work at the Collaborative for Educational Services is on a school-year contract so I’m currently on summer break with my three…
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3 Ways to Promote Interest in Language Therapy for AAC Learners

3 Ways to Promote Interest in Language Therapy for AAC Learners | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
In an earlier post, we raised this question: Why work hard at something you don’t care about? The truth is that all of us put more effort into learning things that allow us to accomplish something important to US. As SLPs, we can spout many reasons why learning to use and comprehend more advanced language…
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Uncommon Sense: No One Knows The Words A Child Cannot Say

Uncommon Sense: No One Knows The Words A Child Cannot Say | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
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Iowa Smart Switch: A system for improved augmentative alternative communication (AAC) signal detection | Flintbox

Iowa Smart Switch: A system for improved augmentative alternative communication (AAC) signal detection | Flintbox | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
Flintbox is a web-based application that revolutionizes how technology transfer offices market innovations and collaborate with industry.
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5 Things to Consider About Prompts in Teaching AAC

5 Things to Consider About Prompts in Teaching AAC | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
When you’re learning something new, it’s likely that you’ll need some help along the way. The same is true for our AAC learners. Here are some of the things we’ve been thinking about lately regarding prompts and cues. 1. Sometimes, actually MANY times, a ‘perfect pause’ is all that’s needed. Stop the action, look expectantly…
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PrAACtical Resources on Communication and Autism

PrAACtical Resources on Communication and Autism | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
It's vacation time! While we catch up with friends and family, here are some resources to peruse.
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Something to Say

Something to Say | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
It takes practice to pause, but so worth the effort.
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Augmentative Communication App Proloquo2go On The Ipad | Arts And Crafts

Augmentative Communication App Proloquo2go On The Ipad | Arts And Crafts | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
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Emotions Make Memories: The Neurological Evidence for Fun - Speak For Yourself AAC

Emotions Make Memories: The Neurological Evidence for Fun - Speak For Yourself AAC | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
memories should be kept and which should be discarded, based on which events have traumatized or excited us. The hippocampus tags the
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Investigating the use of iPads as Augmentative and Alternative Communication Devices (AACs) – an innovation project

Investigating the use of iPads as Augmentative and Alternative Communication Devices (AACs) – an innovation project | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
Over the last year, Nether Hall School has been working on a project that aims to evaluate the use of iPads as a replacement for traditional AAC devices; systems which support individuals with spee...
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International Conference ISAAC 2014 / Lisbon

International Conference ISAAC 2014 / Lisbon | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
Last week I was fortunate to be one of the volunteers at the 16th Biennial International Conference of ISAAC. For those of you that have no idea what ISAAC is, let me share two paragraphs of their ...
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AAC Posts from PrAACtical Week 31, August 2014

AAC Posts from PrAACtical Week 31, August 2014 | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
Sunday: Video of the Week - Every Move Counts Monday: What We Know Tuesday: On Not Talking Wednesday: 3 Ways to Promote Interest in Language Therapy for AAC Learners Thursday: AACtual Therapy: Informal Assessment Activity with Jeanne Tuthill Friday: Five Questions That AAC Practitioners Ask Themselves
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Uncommon Sense: No One Knows The Words A Child Cannot Say

Uncommon Sense: No One Knows The Words A Child Cannot Say | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
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Five Questions That AAC Practitioners Ask Themselves

Five Questions That AAC Practitioners Ask Themselves | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
We had a lot of fun with the post “You Might Be an AAC Therapist If,” especially in reading all the contributions from our prAACtical friends. Along those same lines, here are some questions that we’ve asked ourselves a few (dozen) times. Are these AAC devices/apps EVER going to be able to use context to know…
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Increasing MLU:  Help Students Enjoy Sentence Building With Speech or AAC

Increasing MLU:  Help Students Enjoy Sentence Building With Speech or AAC | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
Today was a day of Story Creating using Story Creator App by Innovative Mobile Apps.  This is one of the best apps.  It also happens to be free.  This app lets you import a picture from your...
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One size does not fit all when it comes to assistive technology - Yooralla

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Welcome to ISAAC 2014: The World’s AAC Conference

Welcome to ISAAC 2014: The World’s AAC Conference | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
Welcome to ISAAC 2014! I know many of you wish you could be here in Lisbon learning along with me from the world’s top AAC researchers, practitioners, families, and consumers. What an exciting place to be! For those of you unable to make the trip, I encourage you to start planning and saving your pennies…
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