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Using Visual Supports to Promote Positive Behavior

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This week we have a series of short videos from the Geneva Centre for Autism on strategies to support positive ...
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Power of the Visual Planner

Power of the Visual Planner | Beginning Communicators | Scoop.it
We need to continue to talk about scheduling.....especially as we talk about tools for positive behavioral supports.  We know that having monthly, daily, and mini-schedules make us ALL feel more competent and calm.
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5 Online Notebooks Full of AAC

5 Online Notebooks Full of AAC | Beginning Communicators | Scoop.it
I have a real love-hate relationship with LiveBinders. The impatient part of me struggles with its quirky interface, but I keep coming back because of the wealth of resources and helpful site administrators.
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Using AAC to talk about Special Interests | DynaVox Blog

Using AAC to talk about Special Interests | DynaVox Blog | Beginning Communicators | Scoop.it
Individuals with Autism who use augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) often have a special interest area as well. Why not use their interest area as a way to engage and expand communication through their AAC ...
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OneVoice -- AAC

OneVoice -- AAC | Beginning Communicators | Scoop.it
OneVoice turns the iPad or iPhone into an augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) device. OneVoice is easy to understand, and designed for usability above everything else. Though OneVoice comes with a ...
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Introducing RELAAACs: Rubric for Evaluating the ... - PrAACtical AAC

Introducing RELAAACs: Rubric for Evaluating the ... - PrAACtical AAC | Beginning Communicators | Scoop.it
This post introduces you to an early draft of RELAAACs: Rubric for Evaluating the Language of Apps for AAC. This rubric is designed to help SLP compare the communication and language features of AAC apps.
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Tap To Talk

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Tap To Talk - Communication App that is bright and colorful but inferior voice and a disappointing price to match Tap To Talk   The layout...
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AAC Evidence Base Research Project: May 2012 Update ...

AAC Evidence Base Research Project: May 2012 Update ... | Beginning Communicators | Scoop.it
At the beginning of the research project, the University of Sheffield (working with an honorary researcher from Barnsley Hospital) conducted a systematic literature review of academic articles relating to high tech AAC ...
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Is there an app for that? Signing apps relevant to the Australian ...

Is there an app for that? Signing apps relevant to the Australian ... | Beginning Communicators | Scoop.it
Katie is a speech pathologist and augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) consultant who has been working with young children and adults with complex communication needs for the past 11 years.
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5 Tools & Tips for Making Transitions Easier - PrAACtical AAC

5 Tools & Tips for Making Transitions Easier - PrAACtical AAC | Beginning Communicators | Scoop.it
For people with significant communication difficulties, there can be additional challenges. Here are some of our favorite tools and strategies for making transitions easier for everyone. -. Visual Schedules: Our hands-down ...
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Supporting Positive Behavior Through Contingency Mapping

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This month we're focusing on visual supports and strategies to support positive behavior. We've talked about ...
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PrAACtical Supports for Behavior

PrAACtical Supports for Behavior | Beginning Communicators | Scoop.it
Rachel arrives to therapy tense and upset. Mauro gets frustrated when the clinician presents new activities. Brianna starts to bang the table when demands are placed on her. Zach becomes agitated when he has to wait for something he wants.
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Visual Supports to Build Use of Socially ... - PrAACtical AAC

Visual Supports to Build Use of Socially ... - PrAACtical AAC | Beginning Communicators | Scoop.it
Most of our posts are about teaching language, but today we take a little side trip into nonverbal communication. We've [...] ... Scaffolding in AAC language therapy bit.ly/Lfqm6E fb.me/KXNQPsiI · 15 hours ago · parkerrobin ...
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All About SpeechTree: A PrAACtical AAC Learning Perspective ...

All About SpeechTree: A PrAACtical AAC Learning Perspective ... | Beginning Communicators | Scoop.it
SpeechTree is an awesome augmentative & alternative communication (AAC) learning tool. ... Overall, the Communication Leaf is a great component part of SpeechTree as an AAC app for new AAC learners and facilitators.
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72 Free & Lite Versions of AAC Apps

72 Free & Lite Versions of AAC Apps | Beginning Communicators | Scoop.it
We'd also like to give a mention to the first draft of RELAAACs, our attempt to quantify some of what we look for when we try to compare AAC apps based on their language and communication features. Graphic of AAC Tree ...
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5 Charitable Programs that Support Funding for Communication ...

5 Charitable Programs that Support Funding for Communication ... | Beginning Communicators | Scoop.it
For some people with significant communication difficulties, mobile devices and AAC apps play an important role.
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Social Skills and Autism Spectrum Disorders App List | Consonantly Speaking

Social Skills and Autism Spectrum Disorders App List | Consonantly Speaking | Beginning Communicators | Scoop.it
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Communication in Individuals with Rett Syndrome: an Assessment of Forms and Functions

Communication in Individuals with Rett Syndrome: an Assessment of Forms and Functions | Beginning Communicators | Scoop.it

Excellent article

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Strategy of the Month: Meaningful Communication ... - PrAACtical AAC

Strategy of the Month: Meaningful Communication ... - PrAACtical AAC | Beginning Communicators | Scoop.it
April is springtime where we live and spring is a time of beginnings.
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