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DisabilityTechDad: EyeGaze: Not As Easy As It Looks

DisabilityTechDad: EyeGaze: Not As Easy As It Looks | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
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Thoughts on Involving Our Clients in AAC Vocabulary Selection

Thoughts on Involving Our Clients in AAC Vocabulary Selection | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
Would you want someone else to pick the car you drive? How happy would you be if someone else selected your wardrobe? How would it feel if the only things you could say were based on words that someone else decided were appropriate for you? Choosing vocabulary is a BIG responsibility. When the client is…
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How I Do It: Get Your Students Talking with a Versatile AAC Activity by Lauren Enders, Part 1

How I Do It: Get Your Students Talking with a Versatile AAC Activity by Lauren Enders, Part 1 | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
We are so excited to start off the new school year with a wonderfully prAACtical post by Lauren Enders. Lauren's
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Video of the Week: AAC App Selection Help

Video of the Week: AAC App Selection Help | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
On my recent trip to Australia for the ILT2014 conference, I had a chance to spend more time learning more about the AAC Ferret, with the help of SLPs Charlene Cullen and Amanda Hartmann.  Beneath the cute name and image is a a ton of information and an easy-to-use format that help SLPs in selecting…
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AACtual Progress: Learning to Use Aided Language Input

AACtual Progress: Learning to Use Aided Language Input | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
The only thing better than watching someone who uses AAC get the hang of it, is having the privilege of seeing this develop in future SLPs. Turn up the music, it’s time for the Happy Dance! I had the distinct pleasure this week of watching some of our graduate student clinicians ‘get it’ with respect…
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Looking for an ordinary life

Looking for an ordinary life | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
Children with complex needs face barriers to exercising their basic human rights. These individuals need a platform for change, to ensure they are supported to overcome such obstacles.
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Teach Me Tuesday

Teach Me Tuesday | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
Learn all about LAMP Words for Life™ App by Prentke Romich Company (PRC) through these great resources. General Product Information Quick Start Guide Tutorials, videos, and support About LAMP Converting Files to Use with Other PRC Devices Where to Go for Help PRC Home
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Teaching Learners with Multiple Special Needs: Reading IS a life skill!

Teaching Learners with Multiple Special Needs: Reading IS a life skill! | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
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Helping Beginning Communicators Expand Their Sentence Length

Helping Beginning Communicators Expand Their Sentence Length | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
Nothing makes an AAC SLP happier than seeing beginning communicators start to use symbols to express themselves. Sure, it is great when a learner grabs your arm to lead you to the snack cupboard or hands you a juice box to get help opening it. Those are important communicative acts that we celebrate. But moving…
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Special Interest Areas and Students with ASD

Special Interest Areas and Students with ASD | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
Yesterday, we posted about using special interests to create prAACtical communication opportunities, our AAC intervention strategy of the month. Today, we share this Video of Week on the same topic. The team at ConnectAbility presented this video workshop on Special Interest Areas and Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder. -
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Low Tech AAC for Adults with Aphasia: What Does That Mean?

Low Tech AAC for Adults with Aphasia: What Does That Mean? | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
  Aphasia Awareness Month is just around the corner, and getting us ready for that is this wonderful post on using low tech AAC with people who have aphasia. We're delighted to welcome back our friend and colleague, Dr. Kristy Weissling, who is collaborating with Heather Buhr, to share some thoughts on this topic. :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::…
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How We Do It: Using the Pocket Calendar With Heather Buhr and Dr. Kristy Weissling

How We Do It: Using the Pocket Calendar With Heather Buhr and Dr. Kristy Weissling | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
We are happy to welcome back our friend and colleague, Dr. Kristy Weissling, and her student Heather Buhr, who are sharing more information about an AAC tool they are using to support people with aphasia. Take a look at their Pocket Calendars, which may be beneficial to clients with other kinds of communication difficulties as…
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Watch It Wednesday: Effective Communication Strategies

Watch It Wednesday: Effective Communication Strategies | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
We’ll take any opportunity we can get to see teachers eliciting AAC in the classroom. Take a look at some of the clips in this brief presentation by the folks at Loudoun County Public Schools in Virginia. Direct Link to Video: http://www.lcps.org/cms/lib4/VA01000195/Centricity/Domain/116/CommVideos/ECSADL.wmv  
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Research Tuesday: Comparing Picture Exchange and SGDs

Research Tuesday: Comparing Picture Exchange and SGDs | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
Picture exchange is powerful strategy for building symbolic communication in individuals with significant communication difficulties. We’ve posted about implementation of PECS a few times, and included references to research supporting its efficacy in some additional posts. Today, we look at a sequence of three single subject design experimental studies by Dr. Jeff Sigafoos and other…
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Building Sentence Length: Say it Spontaneously

Building Sentence Length: Say it Spontaneously | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
As beginning communicators start using single symbols to communicate, the next step immediately becomes to expand sentence length to two words, then three words, then more. Helping learners to use longer sentences spontaneously is the main goal. Teaching spontaneous use of longer sentences helps assure that those sentences can be used with many communication partners…
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Communication Partners play a Major Role in Success

Communication Partners play a Major Role in Success | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
The timing is right!  I am a believer that for people to learn the timing has to be right.  By this I mean they have to want to learn, they have to be in an environment that promotes learning and t...
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AAC Therapy: Putting Parents in Charge

AAC Therapy: Putting Parents in Charge | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
In this week's video, we share the thoughts of Australian SLP Gail Bennell. In this video, Gail provides some interesting perspectives on helping families take charge of the AAC and other therapies in which their children participate. Gail offers professional online support to parents of nonverbal children and is on a mission to help nonverbal children…
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AAC Goals and Implementation: Dynamic AAC Goals Grid-2 (DAGG-2)

AAC Goals and Implementation: Dynamic AAC Goals Grid-2 (DAGG-2) | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
In the spring of 2006 (I think, it's been so long I've forgotten) Holly Schneider and I met via phone to talk about a new presentation for the next year's upcoming AT conferences.  We talked about...
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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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AACtual Therapy with Shareka Bentham: Navigating Eye Gaze for Beginning Communicators

AACtual Therapy with Shareka Bentham: Navigating Eye Gaze for Beginning Communicators | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
Today, we welcome back Shareka Bentham, who has told us about her AAC adventures with the Harlem Shake, a field trip, and more. In this post, she shares her experiences in getting little ones started on the intentional use of eye gaze for communication. ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: I think that most Speech & Language Therapists have those…
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5 Apps for Tempting Commenting & Other Language!

5 Apps for Tempting Commenting & Other Language! | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
  Temptation can be hard but when we tempt for commenting- we don't want to hold back.  With that in mind, we thought about some comment tempting apps.  We found many great free or close to free apps  that are very likely to tempt commenting from everyone who plays.  Commenting, by definition, is a social…
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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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ILT 2014 – A Connected AT Community

ILT 2014 – A Connected AT Community | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
Recently, I had the opportunity to share some thoughts on AAC at the Spectronics Inclusive Learning Technology (ILT) Conference, in Gold Coast, Australia. It’s hard to explain the level of enthusiasm and energy for all things AAC and AT to those who aren’t familiar with that passionate group of professionals and parents. As a newbie,…
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