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Assistive Technology / Augmentative and Alternative Communication

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A Visual Schedule for Holiday Survival

A Visual Schedule for Holiday Survival | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
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Watch It Wednesday: Using Visual Scene Displays to Build Language and Literacy

Watch It Wednesday: Using Visual Scene Displays to Build Language and Literacy | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
Deanne Shoyer, from Small But Kinda Mighty, has been sharing some fantastic ideas for building language in kids who are learning AAC.
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AAC Vocabulary Lists

AAC Vocabulary Lists | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
We were looking for some core vocabulary lists the other day and it struck us: Maybe you were, too! Here are some we found, both for core words and other AAC-related topics.
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Writing Goals for AAC Learners

Writing Goals for AAC Learners | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
Whether we’re writing recommendations following an evaluation, contributing to an IEP, updating a Plan of Care, talking to a family member, or just planning therapy, goals are something that most SLPs think about deeply and often.
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New Word Teaching: A Look Inside Some PrAACtical Therapy Sessions

New Word Teaching: A Look Inside Some PrAACtical Therapy Sessions | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
Since we’ve been talking about vocabulary instruction, we thought it might be fun to take a peek inside some therapy sessions where new words were being taught.
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Kreed's World: Saying more with less time...

Kreed's World: Saying more with less time... | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
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Word Prediction Software Research | The Spectronics Blog

Word Prediction Software Research | The Spectronics Blog | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
Reposted with permission from blog.texthelp.com
Word prediction is a popular software support used by thousands of students across the US and beyond. In fact, most people...
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On Not Being an Ostrich

On Not Being an Ostrich | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
Is anyone else totally floored by the stories of good people getting into bad situations that have been in the news lately??
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What Makes a Good Vocabulary Teaching Activity? 4 Things to Look For

What Makes a Good Vocabulary Teaching Activity? 4 Things to Look For | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
This post is a follow-up to some others in which we introduced a general sequence of how we conceptualize semantic instruction and then went on to discuss the initial step in more detail.
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PrAACtical Connections with Twitter

PrAACtical Connections with Twitter | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
Hope you are having a great Better Hearing and Speech Month! Our May Strategy of the Month continues to focus on building our Professional Learning and Resource Network in prAACtical ways. This week we’ll be posting about Twitter.
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I Can See Just Fine by Eric Barclay - an interactive version

I'm looking for as many ways as possible to model the core vocabulary my son is learning. I created an interactive book using the Scene Speak app from Good K...
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How I Do It: Marlene Cummings on Strengthening the Communication Environment

How I Do It: Marlene Cummings on Strengthening the Communication Environment | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
Marlene Cummings is back to share some thoughts on creating communication-friendly environments.
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Assistive Technology Internet Modules:AT Assessment Tools

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Throwback Thursday: Past Posts about Pre-Intentional & Beginning Communication

Throwback Thursday: Past Posts about Pre-Intentional & Beginning Communication | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
The Strategy of the Month for December is about Pre-Intentional and Beginning Communication.  We knew this topic meant a lot to us because these learners are often overlooked or given up on just when they need help the most.
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AAC Implementation: Where Do I Start? - Speak For Yourself

AAC Implementation: Where Do I Start? - Speak For Yourself | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
I've been coming across this question frequently, so I've decided to outline some of the first things that we do when we are starting to introduce AAC.
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Too late to learn to read & write? No!

Too late to learn to read & write? No! | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
Last week I had a wonderful experience.  I’ve been smiling ever since.  Then yesterday I read a blog post by Dr David Koppenhaver and decided that I needed to write about my experience. On the fron...
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5 Great Music Apps & AAC Language Goals

5 Great Music Apps  & AAC Language Goals | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
We love music, we love apps, we love great language opportunities and with these apps we can combine all these loves. These awesome music apps were  selected because they have great choice making and commenting opportunities.
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Love That Max: Special Needs Blog : How to encourage a non-verbal child to communicate

Love That Max: Special Needs Blog : How to encourage a non-verbal child to communicate | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
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i can say mama: Our AAC appointment in Cologne

i can say mama: Our AAC appointment in Cologne | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
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3 Responses to Programs that Make Kids ‘Prove Worthiness’ Prior to Providing Access to AAC

3 Responses to Programs that Make Kids ‘Prove Worthiness’ Prior to Providing Access to AAC | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
Like many of you, we continue to hear about programs that withhold AAC supports from children who are nonverbal or minimally verbal. Sometimes they point to the perceived lack of readiness that the child has for AAC, in general.
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Does AAC Benefit Children with Profound and Multiple Disabilities?

Does AAC Benefit Children with Profound and Multiple Disabilities? | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
For most SLPs, it is easy to see how AAC can be beneficial to someone with motor difficulties, like cerebral palsy or ALS. To say that AAC strategies and technologies can be life-changing for these individuals is not an understatement.
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Book Chat without a Book!

Book Chat without a Book! | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
On Friday, I decided to ask the students in Book Chat to read a one page social story about the "Feelings of Others".  During the holidays it is important to do your best to figure out how others a...
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5 AAC-related Facebook Groups/Pages We Love

5 AAC-related Facebook Groups/Pages We Love | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
- We’re still getting used to the whole idea that social media sites, like Facebook and Twitter, can play such a powerful role in professional development.
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AAC Goes to the Eddies!

AAC Goes to the Eddies! | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
. A strange thing happened while we were busy thinking and writing about AAC. Two strange things, actually. First, we got nominated for the 2013 Edublog Awards by fellow SLP bloggers.
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