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Free Text-based AAC Apps for the iPad - PrAACtical AAC | Supports ...

Free Text-based AAC Apps for the iPad - PrAACtical AAC | Supports ... | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
Free Text-based AAC Apps for the iPad. Looking for an AAC app for someone who reads and writes? Here are a few free ones that you can explore and use in your evaluations. 1. Verbally (Free): Plus a premium version for ...
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PrAACtical AAC

PrAACtical AAC | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it

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5 Quick and Easy Games That Build AAC Skills

5 Quick and Easy Games That Build AAC Skills | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
Have a few minutes and want to get in some core word prAACtice without making it seem like work? Giving the AAC learner a chance to boss us around and direct us do things just because they tell us to is something that has worked for us more times that we can count. Put the…
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More Robust Literacy Instruction for People Who Use AAC

More Robust Literacy Instruction for People Who Use AAC | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
We love learning about AAC and literacy from resources that have a 'presume competence' philosophy, that provide research support, and that include specific teaching guidelines.  With these ideas in mind, we love the Literacy Curriculum found on the Literacy Instruction Website by Janice Light and David McNaughton at Penn State.  There are specific guidelines for providing…
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How I Do It: Implementing Aided Language Input with Alicia Garcia

How I Do It: Implementing Aided Language Input with Alicia Garcia | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
We are so pleased to have reconnected with SLP Alicia Garcia and are even more delighted that she agreed to do a guest post. Alicia is the clinical lead of the AAC Clinic at One Kids Place, a children’s treatment centre in northern Ontario. She has over 20 years of experience in pediatric rehabilitation practice…
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Broken Phantoms: understanding visually identifiable and invisible disabilities

Broken Phantoms: understanding visually identifiable and invisible disabilities | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
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Video of the Week: Video Demonstrations for Teaching Concepts and PCS

Video of the Week: Video Demonstrations for Teaching Concepts and PCS | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
This week, we’re thrilled to feature a set of videos by Andrea Huist, who created them for an undergraduate honor’s thesis on teaching concepts and PCS symbols. They were posted by her mentor at Ohio University, Dr. John McCarthy. We are looking forward to more information about Andrea’s single subject experimental design study. Until then,…
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What Would Language Be Without Core Vocabulary? - Speak For Yourself

What Would Language Be Without Core Vocabulary? - Speak For Yourself | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
Access to core vocabulary is even more crucial for children who are not able to talk because their language ability depends on the vocabulary that is put in
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How can you help someone express how they feel about their communication using the health and well-being resource? - Talking Mats

How can you help someone express how they feel about their communication using the health and well-being resource? - Talking Mats | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
Use the communication topic to find out how someone feels about their communication
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Teaching Learners with Multiple Special Needs: Meaningful and Evidence-Based Goals - Part One AAC

Teaching Learners with Multiple Special Needs: Meaningful and Evidence-Based Goals - Part One AAC | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
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Speech Therapy: The ABCs of AAC : Not all Verbal Abilities are Created Equal

Speech Therapy: The ABCs of AAC : Not all Verbal Abilities are Created Equal | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
Have you ever worked with someone who is verbal but is unable to initiate without prompts? Does he or she have difficulties with creating messages verbally that are coherent? Is grammar impaired to the point that it interferes with timely, functional
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PrAACtical Resources: Models of Best Practice in the Education of Students with ASD

PrAACtical Resources: Models of Best Practice in the Education of Students with ASD | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
Need information on systematic instruction, Functional Behavior Analysis, or other best practice ideas? This document, by the Virginia Department of Education, is easy to read and covers a great many topics. Take a look.  
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AAC in classrooms | The Spectronics Blog

AAC in classrooms | The Spectronics Blog | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
Students with little or no speech, are often working with their parents and teachers to use a system of AAC (Augmentative and/or Alternative Communication) to communicate. Even in the...
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Teach Me Tuesday: SpeechTree AAC App

Teach Me Tuesday: SpeechTree AAC App | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
We are back with another Teach Me Tuesday post, this time featuring the AAC app, SpeechTree. Come learn along with us! User Manual User Manual for Lessons Videos Videos on Lessons SpeechTree Facebook Page Where to go for help: Website contact form If you know of any other helpful training resources, please let us know…
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Talking Mats: A PrAACtical Tool

Talking Mats: A PrAACtical Tool | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
We've shared about Talking Mats in a video and on our Facebook page, but we needed to call on the experts to go into more detail about this approach. Thankfully, the co-directors of this project, Dr. Joan Murphy and Lois Cameron, were willing to collaborate. in this post, Dr. Murphy shares her knowledge with us.…
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5 Things to Do If You’re Not Confident Teaching Core Vocabulary

5 Things to Do If You’re Not Confident Teaching Core Vocabulary | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
New to teaching core vocabulary in AAC? On board with the concept? Know that it’s important but find it a little intimidating to teach? Welcome to the club! Actually, it’s quite a big club but you wouldn’t know it because lots of members are still closeted. That’s okay - no one here is going to…
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Using Aided Language Input to Build Communication Opportunities!

Using Aided Language Input to Build Communication Opportunities! | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
We can not write, speak or do enough Aided Language Input (ALI).  If we expect learners to speak AAC, we must speak AAC to them. It is difficult enough to learn a language and imagine if no one spoke it to you in the language you were expected to speak...But there are so many more…
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Let’s Go Outside! Five PrAACtical Ideas

Let’s Go Outside! Five PrAACtical Ideas | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
It’s spring where we live and that means that many of our prAACtical friends are itching to get outdoors. Whether we’re going for a walk, checking out a park, and lingering on the playground there are plenty of activities that provide a good excuse for some AAC practice that’s functional and fun. Here are a…
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How We Teach

How We Teach | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
Supports for language learning
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Chapel Hill Snippets

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Researching the use of Google Glass to help people with Parkinson's - YouTube

A team from our Digital Interaction research group in Culture Lab have been working with Google Glass to see how the technology can be used to help people wi...
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Considerate Classroom: Early Childhood Special Education Edition: Celebrating Easter in an Early Childhood Classroom

Considerate Classroom: Early Childhood Special Education Edition: Celebrating Easter in an Early Childhood Classroom | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
Celebrating Easter in an Early Childhood Classroom
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Inclusive Solutions

Inclusive Solutions | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
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Teaching Learners with Multiple Special Needs: Meaningful and Evidence-Based Goals - Part One AAC

Teaching Learners with Multiple Special Needs: Meaningful and Evidence-Based Goals - Part One AAC | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
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AACtual Therapy: “At first I was afraid, I was petrified…”

AACtual Therapy: “At first I was afraid, I was petrified…” | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
We're back to share more from SLP Shareka Bentham whose enthusiasm for providing AAC services to children in Barbados is infectious. If you've read any of her previous posts, you'll know why we appreciate her perspective. Today, Shareka shares some of what she's learned through starting AAC groups. Groups can be daunting for many Speech…
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Letter Writing: Writing for Real Reasons

Letter Writing: Writing for Real Reasons | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
Writing is a very complex task in literacy.  It has many components. Whenever we write, we need to think of an idea, then think of the language to describe the idea, then we need to think of the wo...
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A PrAACtical Reflection: Do No Harm

A PrAACtical Reflection: Do No Harm | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
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