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Visual Schedule Myths Live On..

Visual Schedule Myths Live On.. | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
There are many myths about visual schedules for learners with special needs. Those myths multiply for older learners as well as for learners who are thought to have higher or lower skills. It is am...
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Hearing Their Voices: Vic Valentic

Hearing Their Voices: Vic Valentic | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
It's so important for those of us who teach AAC to hear directly from the people who use those tools and strategies on a daily basis. In this week’s video, Vic Valentic, who served as the ISAAC Leadership Chair for People Who Use AAC, shares a bit about the role of AAC in his life at…
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Let’s Read: Getting to the Core of Earth Day

Let’s Read: Getting to the Core of Earth Day | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
Core Words for the Month (2013 List): big, busy, do, drink, feel, he, in, make, out, some, tell, who By definition, core words are useful in any situation, with any topic and any communication partner. They are the perfect words for Earth Day because they are words that they we re-use and recycle. Even though it…
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Autism Support Lives Here

Autism Support Lives Here | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
This is for all of you who work tirelessly to support families affected by autism.  
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Abuse boards

Communication boards for an individual who may have been a victim of abuse
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Beyond World Autism Day

Beyond World Autism Day | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
Today is a great day to appreciate the experiences we've each had with individuals affected by autism and their families. They come to us to learn, but, in reality, they teach us so much. What are some of the ways they've taught or inspired you?
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App Discounts for World Autism Day 2015 | ATMac

App Discounts for World Autism Day 2015 | ATMac | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
Many companies make AAC and autism apps discounted or free on World Autism Awareness Day April 2nd. Here are some of the discounts we've been told will be happening for 2015! If you know of more, let us know and we'll add them...
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PrAACtically April: A Month of Core

PrAACtically April: A Month of Core | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
April is right around the corner, making this the perfect time to prepare some materials for practicing a new set of core vocabulary words. Rachael Langley is back to share some fun ideas for easy things to do to put that core vocabulary to work. She's made two calendars, one with a focus word for…
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When a client with cognitive problems does not engage in therapy... Part two

When a client with cognitive problems does not engage in therapy... Part two | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
 In post one here, I covered what to do when a client is withdrawn/fatigued/turns away.  This part explores what to do when a client has attention/memory/behavioural difficulties that mak...
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PrAACtical Resources: Chronic Pain Assessment in Children with Disabilities

PrAACtical Resources: Chronic Pain Assessment in Children with Disabilities | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
You don’t have to do AAC work for very long before you become acutely aware that many of our prAACtical friends experience chronic pain. We can all relate to the ways in which pain impacts a person’s behavior and participation in life experiences. Even very low-level pain can be terribly distracting, highly annoying, and cause…
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5 Ways to Use Anchor Charts and Other Visual Supports for AAC Language Therapy

5 Ways to Use Anchor Charts and Other Visual Supports for AAC Language Therapy | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
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Watch It Wednesday: AAC Goes to the Library

Watch It Wednesday: AAC Goes to the Library | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
Public libraries have so much to offer, but people with AAC needs sometimes need instruction and support to be successful in using and enjoying the books and other resources. There is much to love about this series of videos that shows the Dreamweavers building skills in that area. Follow along with this great team as…
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PrAACtical Questions: “What Should I Program on the AAC Device?”

PrAACtical Questions: “What Should I Program on the AAC Device?” | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
“My client has a new SGD and will begin bringing it to school. What words should I program on it?” We are so fortunate to be practicing at a time when the high tech SGDs and robust AAC apps come pre-loaded with lots of vocabulary. Still, when you sit down to prepare the device for…
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How We Do It: S’MORRES and Partner Augmented Input with Dr. Jill Senner & Matthew Baud

How We Do It: S’MORRES and Partner Augmented Input with Dr. Jill Senner & Matthew Baud | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
Mnemonics are such a great memory aid, so when Dr. Jill Senner and Matthew Baud offered to share the visual support that they use in their clinical work, I knew it would be of interest to many of you. Combine that with content on partner training, and we have a real treat for you: S'MORRES. Dr.…
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20 Ways for SLPs to Celebrate Autism Awareness and Acceptance Month

20 Ways for SLPs to Celebrate Autism Awareness and Acceptance Month | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
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Core Vocabulary Resources for April

Core Vocabulary Resources for April | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
blue, brother, close, family, head, last, long, no, old, right, scared, soft, thing, top, wash, whole
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Schedule Changes

Schedule Changes | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
We couldn’t resist one more video about visual schedules. There are so many things we love about this one from SET BC, starting with the fact that the student sets it up. We also love hearing how they have changed the schedule to meet the student's individual needs as he has matured. My favorite part…
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When a client with cognitive problems does not engage in therapy.... part one

When a client with cognitive problems does not engage in therapy.... part one | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
Image from the Bla, Bla, Bla app - a voice activated app ( which can often interest dis-engaged clients This post tackles engagement in Speech Therapy for people who have cognitive communication di...
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Five-year-old boy with autism finds right words to help rescue injured man

Five-year-old boy with autism finds right words to help rescue injured man | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
Just a year ago, Chase Faulingham could barely speak, but last week a few choice words from the five-year-old boy helped rescue an injured man.
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Make It PrAACtical: Mounting Board for a Walker

Make It PrAACtical: Mounting Board for a Walker | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
The other day, I was boxing up a mounting system to send to a friend and started to wonder if the cost of shipping might exceed the value of the equipment. A quick internet search put THAT to an end. (Those things are pricey!) So when I came across this do-it-yourself mounting board for a…
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My Daughter's Speech Therapy Is Breaking My Heart

My Daughter's Speech Therapy Is Breaking My Heart | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
I just want our secret language. I want to hold onto it for all its quirky, silly nuances that only she and I know about. It's selfish, I know....
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PrAACtical Questions: “What Should I Program on the AAC Device?”

PrAACtical Questions: “What Should I Program on the AAC Device?” | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
“My client has a new SGD and will begin bringing it to school. What words should I program on it?” We are so fortunate to be practicing at a time when the high tech SGDs and robust AAC apps come pre-loaded with lots of vocabulary. Still, when you sit down to prepare the device for…
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