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PrAACtical AAC

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Strategy of the Month: PrAACtical Exercise: Building Fluency with Decontextualized PrAACtice

Strategy of the Month: PrAACtical Exercise: Building Fluency with Decontextualized PrAACtice | AAC & Language Intervention | Scoop.it
In most situations, communication teaching must be steeped in a meaningful context. SLPs build their plans for teaching new concepts or communicative intents around things that are relevant and important to the AAC learner.
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TEACHING READING: BEGIN BIG | Special Reads

TEACHING READING: BEGIN BIG | Special Reads | AAC & Language Intervention | Scoop.it
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iAccess Language: iPad Apps for Building Vocabulary, Grammar and Un...

iAccess Language iPad Apps for Language Development Gwendolyn Meier, SLP, MT © 2014
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Explicitly Speaking: Vocabulary Teaching in AAC

Explicitly Speaking: Vocabulary Teaching in AAC | AAC & Language Intervention | Scoop.it
An essential part of the model we shared for AAC semantic intervention is Step 2, teaching the new words with explicit instruction activities.
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5 Things to Consider About Data Collection in AAC

5 Things to Consider About Data Collection in AAC | AAC & Language Intervention | Scoop.it
As a rule, SLPs are pretty good about collecting data in their clinical work. Here are some of our prAACtical thoughts about data collection. 1. Don’t bite off more than you can chew.
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Working with Older Learners: Supporting Carryover of AAC Skills

Working with Older Learners: Supporting Carryover of AAC Skills | AAC & Language Intervention | Scoop.it
One of the biggest challenges that SLPs face is how to help the communicator use new skills outside the therapy room.
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F is for Feedback

F is for Feedback | AAC & Language Intervention | Scoop.it
This month we’ve been talking about ways to use traditional language facilitation strategies with people who use AAC. So far, we’ve covered expansion and extensions and recasts. This week we talk about feedback.
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The PrAACtical Power of Contrast

The PrAACtical Power of Contrast | AAC & Language Intervention | Scoop.it
It’s a(nother) new semester for us and that means we get the chance to work with a whole new crop of graduate student SLPs who are learning to provide AAC services for the very first time. It just doesn’t get any better than that!
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Video of the Week: Write to Talk by Dr. Caroline Musselwhite

Video of the Week: Write to Talk by Dr. Caroline Musselwhite | AAC & Language Intervention | Scoop.it
As readers of this blog know, we have learned much from the work of Dr. Caroline Musselwhite. Today, we are pleased to share a video series from SET-BC entitled Write to Talk. Recorded in 2005, Dr....
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October PrAACtice Ideas- A Year of Core Words

October PrAACtice Ideas- A Year of Core Words | AAC & Language Intervention | Scoop.it
More core word prAACtice ideas. To make core word prAACtice most successful, make sure everyone has access to a core word AAC display and you have some clearly defined communication goals.
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5 Things to Consider About Prompts in Teaching AAC

5 Things to Consider About Prompts in Teaching AAC | AAC & Language Intervention | 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.
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Halloween Recipes for Cooking AAC Style!

Halloween Recipes for Cooking AAC Style! | AAC & Language Intervention | Scoop.it
Cooking is a great activity as the platform for meaningful language experiences for both children and adults. Halloween often involves candy and tasty treats.
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Video of the Week: Core Vocabulary All Day Long

Video of the Week: Core Vocabulary All Day Long | AAC & Language Intervention | Scoop.it
Julie Dunbar of Orange County Goodwill’s AT Exchange Center provides an overview of core vocabulary teaching activities. Need suggestions for teaching and practicing these words throughout the day? Take a look. Direct Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=293GzUPnFAM
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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 & Language Intervention | 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. In the examples below, we were teaching a core word and a Tier 2 vocabulary word over a few sessions. Here are some excerpts with their key intervention…
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READING: GET TO THE POINT…USE A POINTER! | Special Reads

READING: GET TO THE POINT…USE A POINTER! | Special Reads | AAC & Language Intervention | Scoop.it
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AAC Vocabulary Lists

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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. Core Vocabulary Adults  - Baladin& Iacono, 1999 via Minspeak.com Adults - Hill, 2001 via Minspeak.com Children - Banajee et al. 2003 via Minspeak.com Children [UNL]…
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5 Ways to Use Rating Scales to Enhance Communication with AAC

5 Ways to Use Rating Scales to Enhance Communication with AAC | AAC & Language Intervention | Scoop.it
In an earlier post, we lamented the under-utilization of a quick and effective strategy: qualitative rating scales. You may not know them by that name, but we all know them.
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Getting to 'Yes'

Getting to 'Yes' | AAC & Language Intervention | Scoop.it
We wanted to be sure that none of our prAACtical friends missed this series of great posts by Kate Ahern of Ahern TEC (Technology, Education, and Consulting).
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Language Facilitation Strategies

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Well, it’s Week 4 of the new semester and, in our AAC classes, we’ve been talking a lot about how language is represented and organized in communication boards/books, SGDs, and AAC apps.
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The Art of Scaffolding as a Language Facilitation Strategy

The Art of Scaffolding as a Language Facilitation Strategy | AAC & Language Intervention | Scoop.it
“The best thing about being a teacher  is it matters. The hardest thing is that it matters every day.
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The History Feature in the Speak for Yourself AAC app - Speak For Yourself

The History Feature in the Speak for Yourself AAC app - Speak For Yourself | AAC & Language Intervention | Scoop.it
Speak for Yourself update, but this 1.5 version update is special. Over the years, as we've worked with other Augmentative and Alternative Communication(AAC
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Teaching Core Vocabulary with Direct Instruction Strategies

Teaching Core Vocabulary with Direct Instruction Strategies | AAC & Language Intervention | Scoop.it
Vocabulary instruction involves a systematic TEACHING process. Core vocabulary words are harder to represent with pictures but still need to be taught with direct instruction.
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5 Ways to Promote Consistent AAC Use

5 Ways to Promote Consistent AAC Use | AAC & Language Intervention | Scoop.it
Work with someone who uses AAC but not as consistently as you would like? Here are some thoughts on how to make an impact in that area. 1. Write goals that help you fight this battle.
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PrAACtical Suggestions: 5 Ways to Elicit Language Without Asking a Direct Question

PrAACtical Suggestions: 5 Ways to Elicit Language Without Asking a Direct Question | AAC & Language Intervention | Scoop.it
SLPs love to talk, of course, but sometimes that works against us. Over-prompting. Jumping in to repeat the last question. Re-phrasing the previous comment. Nature abhors a vaccuum and sometimes we just can't stop ourselves.
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A PrAACtical Look at Getting Started with AAC Symbols

A PrAACtical Look at Getting Started with AAC Symbols | AAC & Language Intervention | Scoop.it
For this week’s video, we head back to the Aaron W. Perlman Center at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center for a wonderful video about getting started with AAC symbols. We know you will en...
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