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Choices in Choicemaking

Choices in Choicemaking | Beginning Communicators | Scoop.it
Choicemaking and requesting may be the most frequently targeted areas for beginning communicators who are starting out with their AAC systems.
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There's lots of Apps for That!

There's lots of Apps for That! | Beginning Communicators | Scoop.it
As the saying goes, there is an app for 'that'.  There are now a lot of apps, and a lot of apps for choice making and requesting.
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AACtual Therapy: Breakthroughs with Bubbles!

AACtual Therapy: Breakthroughs with Bubbles! | Beginning Communicators | Scoop.it
We couldn’t be happier that one of our first AACtual Therapists is Tanna Neufeld, a south Floridian on loan to the Pacific Northwest.
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Strategy of the Month: Classroom Participation

Strategy of the Month: Classroom Participation | Beginning Communicators | Scoop.it
How can SLPs support students who use AAC and help them communicate more frequently in the classroom? Collaboration with the teacher is, of course, central to making this work.
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Infusing Literacy Learning Opportunities in AAC ... - PrAACtical AAC

Infusing Literacy Learning Opportunities in AAC ... - PrAACtical AAC | Beginning Communicators | Scoop.it
They understand the importance of this skill set and how it can level the playing field for people with communication difficulties. They know that reading and writing are inherently linked to speaking and listening.
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5 Things to Tell Families Who Feel Unsuccessful with AAC

5 Things to Tell Families Who Feel Unsuccessful with AAC | Beginning Communicators | Scoop.it
As readers of this blog know, we are sometimes awed and inspired by families of people with AAC needs. There are many who seem to know just what to do and make it a priority to implement AAC in the...
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5 Reasons to say 'Yes' to "No"

We had a 'situation' yesterday which really was sign of progress and not a 'situation' at all.  We know a  young adult who is non-verbal and communicates primarily with an object communication syst...
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Pediatric Therapy Corner: PECS Tricks of the Trade

Pediatric Therapy Corner:  PECS Tricks of the Trade | Beginning Communicators | Scoop.it
by Ryan Knoblauch, MA.  CCC-SLP Whether you're a PECS veteran or you're just getting started, an important part of using PECS is having a good supply kit.
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School Starts Soon: What Are Your Goals?

School Starts Soon: What Are Your Goals? | Beginning Communicators | Scoop.it
We know it is early, but school starts for some of us as early as 2 weeks from now.  As you are thinking of the goals that you will be working on with your students, children, clients, here are som...
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Apps cause/effect

Apps cause/effect | Beginning Communicators | Scoop.it
I am a speech/langauge pathologist specializing in assistive technology. In my spare time, I love to do crafts, just about any kind, including knitting, quilting, rug hooking, beading and upcycling.
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Communication Book Round-Up

Communication Book Round-Up | Beginning Communicators | Scoop.it
Working on a communication book for someone with AAC needs? Here are some posts on that topic. The PrAACtical Power of Communication Books Do It My Way: Personalizing Communication Books Communicat...
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Organizing Vocabulary for Communication Books ... - PrAACtical AAC

Organizing Vocabulary for Communication Books ... - PrAACtical AAC | Beginning Communicators | Scoop.it
It is a huge responsibility because if the communicator can not navigate the communication book easily and quickly they might 'lose' motivation or 'lose' a listener. A problem that often occurs in ordering vocabulary for a ...
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Communication Connections

Communication Connections | Beginning Communicators | Scoop.it
The January Strategy of the Month has focused on requesting and choice making. These are really fun goals to implement. They fall under the  communication function that helps us meet our own needs (Behavioral Regulation).
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Making It Work: The PrAACtical Side of Therapy to Teach Requests

Making It Work: The PrAACtical Side of Therapy to Teach Requests | Beginning Communicators | Scoop.it
This month we’ve been talking about requesting and choicemaking, specifically how to teach it. Today, we’ll put it into a clinical context by talking about a hypothetical session that targets this skill, but also highlights other strategies.
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Throwback Thursday- Core Word Round-Up

Throwback Thursday- Core Word Round-Up | Beginning Communicators | Scoop.it
Core Word Round-up!                             Core Word PrAACtice Ideas Magic Moments: AAC Intervention with  Stop and Go App Magic Moments with Toca Store  Magic Moments with Sentence Builder Magic Moments with Verb Circus HiJAACked!
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November Core Word PrAACtice Ideas

November Core Word PrAACtice Ideas | Beginning Communicators | Scoop.it
More core word prAACtice ideas. Whether you are just getting started or have been working with core word vocabulary for a long time, the teaching strategies you use to TEACH, helps turn regular words into real communication and language.
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5 Free Resources for Making Communication Boards & Visual Supports

5 Free Resources for Making Communication Boards & Visual Supports | Beginning Communicators | Scoop.it
Because sometimes you need something quick, simple, and free.  1. Quick Pics from the Patrick Ecker AAC site 2. ConnectAbility’s Visual Engine 3. Picto4Me: An app for your computer that you can ins...
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AAC Myth Buster Wrap-Up

AAC Myth Buster Wrap-Up | Beginning Communicators | Scoop.it
It stings to write this, but the truth is that in our country, students studying to become SLPs can graduate with little to no experience in AAC. While we've made some progress in getting more AAC ...
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Video of the Week: Visual Schedules & Inclusion

Video of the Week: Visual Schedules & Inclusion | Beginning Communicators | Scoop.it
We love strategies that work for everyone and visual schedules certainly fall into that category. Although the my planner might look different from the ones used by kids in
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There’s lots of Apps for That!

There’s lots of Apps for That! | Beginning Communicators | Scoop.it
As the saying goes, there is an app for ‘that’.  There are now a lot of apps, and a lot of apps for choice making and requesting.  Here are a few just a few of the many, many options: P...
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Choices in Choicemaking

Choices in Choicemaking | Beginning Communicators | Scoop.it
Choicemaking and requesting may be the most frequently targeted areas for beginning communicators who are starting out with their AAC systems. That makes sense for some learners because making choi...
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