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Visual Supports in AAC Therapy with Older Students and Adults

Visual Supports in AAC Therapy with Older Students and Adults | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
When learners are still struggling with communication in their teenage years and beyond, it means we have a lot of catching up to  do. There are lots of implications for us as SLPs, of course, but ...
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PrAACtical AAC

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Blogging at www.PrAACticalAAC.org

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AACtual Therapy: Building Language and Emergent Literacy Skills with ‘Do You Wear Diapers?’

AACtual Therapy: Building Language and Emergent Literacy Skills with ‘Do You Wear Diapers?’ | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
What's more fun than using story books to teaching language to young children with AAC needs? Today, we hear from Kimberly Scanlon, an SLP practicing in New Jersey. Kimberley is is a devoted mom, wife and dog lover and blogs at Scanlon Speech and My Toddler Talks. She is the author of My Toddler Talks: Strategies and Activities to…
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Cariboo Communication Board Freebie

Cariboo Communication Board Freebie | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
  I wrote a few days ago about how I organize my Cariboo cards for each season. Today I am finally posting the Visual Directions and Communication Boards that I use with my students.   I ...
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Let's Play Board Games!  Adapting Games for Children with Severe Speech and Physical Impairments

Let's Play Board Games!  Adapting Games for Children with Severe Speech and Physical Impairments | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
...you can just add numbers (or colors, or letters) to the playing pieces so your child can use his/her device to make a selection.  For this game, Alli uses her communication device to pick 2...
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Ten Truths about Alternative Communication (AAC, UK, Puheoikeus.fi) | Puheoikeus

Ten Truths about Alternative Communication (AAC, UK, Puheoikeus.fi) | Puheoikeus | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
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AAC Posts from PrAACtical Week 37, September 2014

AAC Posts from PrAACtical Week 37, September 2014 | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
Sunday: Video of the Week - AAC in the Group Home Monday: Strategy of the Month: Engaging the Learner Tuesday: Research Tuesday: Photos Versus PCS - Babies Weigh In Wednesday: Five Facebook Groups for Families of Beginning Communicators Thursday: 5 Things We’ve Learned from our AAC Families Friday: Fun Friday: Check Your  Knowledge of  AT History
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Cha’s Top 5 blogs for AAC and AT | Spectronics Online

Cha’s Top 5 blogs for AAC and AT | Spectronics Online | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
This webinar explains why reading blogs can be of great benefit for your own interests and professional development. Some options for RSS feed readers...
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Classroom AAC Implementation AAC Bootcamp ESMA August 2014

How to think about AAC implementation in the classroom.
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Video of the Week: Augmentative Communication in the Group Home

Video of the Week: Augmentative Communication in the Group Home | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
Today we head to Australia to see some great examples of communication support in the daily lives of women in a group home. Enjoy this video by Inner South Communication Service. Direct link to video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PljrI54od6A&app=desktop    
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How I Do It: Cooking in the Classroom with Carol Goossens’

How I Do It: Cooking in the Classroom with Carol Goossens’ | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
There is something about fall that puts us in the mood for cooking. Today, we are honored to learn from an AAC pioneer, Dr. Carol Goossens,’ who is an SLP and special educator based in the New York City area. She has consulted extensively in a variety of classrooms serving the full spectrum of children with special needs. Carol has…
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As Adults With Intellectual Disabilities Live Longer, They Need More AAC Support

As Adults With Intellectual Disabilities Live Longer, They Need More AAC Support | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
Future AAC success is a team effort between the SLP, families and paid caregivers/group home staff. Some staff members are highly supportive; some are not. Informal assessment of the environment in...
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Considerate Classroom: Early Childhood Special Education Edition: Using an Object Schedule for Activity Transitions & Separation Anxiety

Considerate Classroom: Early Childhood Special Education Edition: Using an Object Schedule for Activity Transitions & Separation Anxiety | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
Using an Object Schedule for Activity Transitions & Separation Anxiety
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Wayne Whatford - the story of aacorn

Wayne Whatford - the story of aacorn | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
A little while ago I interviewed, we interviewed David Niemeijer, who is the Founder and CEO of AssistiveWare, makers of the famous Proloquo2Go. I also interviewed Ian Thompson, Managing Director o...
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Fast Fact Friday: School-based SLPs and Students with AAC Needs

Fast Fact Friday: School-based SLPs and Students with AAC Needs | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
If you’re up for a little light reading this weekend, you might want to check out ASHA’s 2014 SLP Schools Survey Caseload Report. Among the findings: 55% of school-based SLPs regularly serve students with AAC needs 90% of them serve kids with ASD. The largest median caseload (60) was in Florida, and the smallest (35) was…
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Teach Me Tuesday: Scene and Heard

Teach Me Tuesday: Scene and Heard | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
Today, we're learning about Scene and Heard by TBox Apps. User Guide Introductory Video by TBox Download Other Scenes Adding Videos to Scenes Creating an Index of Scenes Recorded Webinars on Predictable Where To Go for Help:  info@tboxapps.com
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Video of the Week: Using an Alphabet FlipBook for Writing

Video of the Week: Using an Alphabet FlipBook for Writing | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
Like many of you, we strive to give access to the alphabet to our prAACtical friends who are still developing their writing skills. It can get a little tricky when the person has significant motor impairments, though. If you’ve ever thought about introducing an alphabet flipbook with partner-assisted scanning, this is a video you might…
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Customizing AAC Systems: Top 10 Tips for Augmentative Communication free

Customizing AAC Systems: Top 10 Tips for Augmentative Communication free | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
Most aac devices and apps come with at least a basic set of preprogramed pages for your aac user. But all systems need to be customized for the individual
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Autism Classroom News: 10 Reasons Why I Like the Picture Exchange Communication System

Autism Classroom News: 10 Reasons Why I Like the Picture Exchange Communication System | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
Today I want to focus on one of my favorite methods of introducing communication for students who are either nonverbal or functionally nonverbal (they talk but don't use language to get their needs met): The Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS).
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Chapel Hill Snippets: Apples Everywhere---printable book, free as usual

Chapel Hill Snippets: Apples Everywhere---printable book, free as usual | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
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Five Facebook Groups for Families of Beginning Communicators

Five Facebook Groups for Families of Beginning Communicators | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
What’s better than parents and professionals who are knowledgeable about beginning to use AAC with children? Connecting with them on Facebook. Here are some of the most active AAC-related groups out there. 1. Speak for Yourself Users Group (Despite it’s name, this one is not limited to families/professionals who use SFY.) 2. AAC: Alternative Awesome Communicators…
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Engaging the Learner

Engaging the Learner | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it

Summer is over in our part of the world and that means we get the opportunity to work with a whole new crop of students and clients. There is so much for beginning clinicians to know about providing AAC services that it is intimidating at best and overwhelming in most cases. In previous posts we’ve…

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AAC and ABCs

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How Do You Know Your Child Understands?

How Do You Know Your Child Understands? | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
Complex Child is an online magazine written by parents of children with complex medical issues and disabilities on a wide variety of topics.
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Watch It Wednesday: What Tyler Knows

Watch It Wednesday: What Tyler Knows | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
What does it take for a student to be included and challenged? Tyler seems to have some good ideas about this. Thanks to Pat Mervine for sharing his video. Direct Link to Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2jSwCnuWcQ0#t=37
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Kreed's World: ABA and AAC

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Teaching resources - visual instructions for children with autism

Teaching resources - visual instructions for children with autism | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
Lesson and activity visual instructions for children with autism will help promote independence and give a clear beginning and end. Here are some examples:
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