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Overview of AAC tools and strategies
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How I Do It: Helping Clients Who Use AAC Connect with their Grandchildren by Rebecca Bright

How I Do It: Helping Clients Who Use AAC Connect with their Grandchildren by Rebecca Bright | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
When a grandparent uses AAC, it can be challenging for them to reconnect with the children in the family.  Today, we welcome UK-based SLP Rebecca Bright. Rebecca, who leads the award-winning app development team at Therapy Box, is passionate about helping people with acquired communication disabilities use technology to achieve their goals. In this post, Rebecca shares…
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Shared Reading: Focus on Interaction

Shared Reading: Focus on Interaction | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
Shared reading is a collaborative learning activity that emulates and builds on the bedtime book experiences that many children and parents have together. The focus during shared reading is on the ...
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Teaching Learners with Multiple Special Needs: Video Modeling for AAC

Teaching Learners with Multiple Special Needs: Video Modeling for AAC | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
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5 Resources for Social Narratives

5 Resources for Social Narratives | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
Social Stories™ are a research-supported strategy for helping people to better understand situations and concepts by making these events and the expected behavior within the events more explicit. Initially developed by Carol Gray of The Gray Center, they have a specific structure with rules for development. Here’s a quick overview. Other people have developed their own…
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Video of the Week: Core Vocabulary Overview

Video of the Week: Core Vocabulary Overview | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
The Dynamic Learning Maps Professional Development Team, headed by Dr. Karen Erickson, put together a wonderful video to introduce professionals and families to the concept of core vocabulary. This is a great resource to use to introduce team members to key concepts in core vocabulary and the instructional strategies that support students in learning to…
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Before It’s Too Late: A PrAACtical Resource for Emergency Situations

Before It’s Too Late: A PrAACtical Resource for Emergency Situations | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
We’re in the first month of hurricane season and preparedness is very much on our minds. With that in mind, we thought it was a good idea to share a link to this important resource. The Royal Berkshire NHS Trust funded the development of this Communication Passport which is disseminated via the Widgit Symbol website.…
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AAC Support for Multilingual Clients

AAC Support for Multilingual Clients | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
A while back, I wrote a blog post with links to websites featuring picture symbol boards in Spanish. Premade communication boards with picture symbols make life easier, and can be used as is (manua...
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Chapel Hill Snippets: Verbs of Summer--Free Printable Interactive book

Chapel Hill Snippets: Verbs of Summer--Free Printable Interactive book | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
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Video of the Week: Communication Supports for Problem Behavior with Dr. Pat Mirenda

Video of the Week: Communication Supports for Problem Behavior with Dr. Pat Mirenda | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
Last month, it was such a great honor to host Dr. Pat Mirenda at the UM-NSU Center for Autism and Related Disabilities (CARD). As some of you know, she was the presenter at our annual Issues in Autism Conference, and also was kind enough to record a shorter version of the presentation for the CARD…
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Say What?!? AAC Assessment for Children Who Speak with Dr. Jill Senner and Matthew Baud

Say What?!?  AAC Assessment for Children Who Speak with Dr. Jill Senner and Matthew Baud | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
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Summer Reading: Five AAC Suggestions

Summer Reading: Five AAC Suggestions | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
It is sunny and hot where we live, and we're honoring the tradition of using beach and pool time to catch up on some of the books and articles that have been piling up throughout the year.  Are you looking for summer reading material that goes beyond magazines and light fiction? Here are a few…
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REAL Communication with AAC

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AAC Assessment for People with Aphasia

AAC Assessment for People with Aphasia | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
Many people with aphasia fail to regain sufficient speech and language skills to meet their communication needs. With more than one million people with aphasia in the US alone, chances are most people reading this know at least one person affected by the disorder. While many go on to regain functional speech and language skills,…
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USSAAC Membership Webinar (April 8th, 2015) - YouTube

"Funding for SGDs in 2015: Updates and Implications for the AAC Community" Presenter: Lewis Golinker, Esq., AAC Advocate Facilitator: Amy Goldman, Speech-lan...
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AACtual Therapy – Homemade Ice Cream in a Bag with Dr. Jill Senner and Matthew Baud

AACtual Therapy – Homemade Ice Cream in a Bag with Dr. Jill Senner and Matthew Baud | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
Jill Senner and Matthew Baud are back to share some of their favorite therapy activities. In this post, they discuss how they build language while making ice cream. Summer is almost here and we’re already thinking about making our favorite frozen treat, ice cream in a bag.  No special equipment is required.  With a couple…
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ALS Assistive Technology: Technology that lets 'locked-in' syndrome sufferers communicate makes Invent 2015 shortlist

ALS Assistive Technology: Technology that lets 'locked-in' syndrome sufferers communicate makes Invent 2015 shortlist | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
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PrAACtically June: Core Word Calendar by Rachael Langley

PrAACtically June: Core Word Calendar by Rachael Langley | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
Ice cream, watermelon, and camping! It must be prAACtically summer vacation. We are so grateful to Rachael Langley for continuing to share these monthly calendars with ideas for targeting core words from our Year of Core Vocabulary series. You can get Rachael's June calendar by clicking on the image below. Happy almost summer!  
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Conversation Cards

For a student with autism, conversations are hard. For a student with autism who uses an AAC device, they are even harder. For that reason, I created a deck of twenty conversation cards.
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Language Development and Social Identity for an Adolescent Using Augmentative Communication

This study examines transcript data from Year 3 of an ongoing research project to support inquiry into language use and social identity for an adolescent with severe disabilities of speech during conversation-based intervention sessions. A
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Conversations in the Classroom with Tina Moreno

Conversations in the Classroom with Tina Moreno | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
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Frances's curator insight, June 24, 2015 9:27 PM

All children deserve to communicate.  All children can learn to communicate.

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How We Do It: AAC at the Larc School with Kaitlyn Connors and Rachel Egbert

How We Do It: AAC at the Larc School with Kaitlyn Connors and Rachel Egbert | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
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How I Do It: The All-in-One-Visual-Support Tool by Tabi Jones-Wohleber

How I Do It: The All-in-One-Visual-Support Tool by Tabi Jones-Wohleber | AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Scoop.it
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