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Roles and Responsibilities of Speech-Language Pathologists With Respect to Reading and Writing in Children and Adolescents

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10 References Supporting AAC Use in Inclusive ... - PrAACtical AAC

10 References Supporting AAC Use in Inclusive ... - PrAACtical AAC | Bridges to Communication | Scoop.it
AAC and community partnerships: The participation path to community inclusion. Augmentative and Alternative Communication, 22(3), 178-195. Calculator, S. (2009). Augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) and ...
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Fresh Look: AAC in the Classroom with Joan Bruno

Fresh Look: AAC in the Classroom with Joan Bruno | Bridges to Communication | Scoop.it
“ We're off to a great start for Better Hearing and Speech Month! Today's Fresh Look post comes from one of the most experienced AAC SLPs in the United States. Joan Bruno, Ph.D., CCC-SLP has over 30 years experience working in the field of AAC. She is currently maintains a private practice consulting to schools and private…”
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Self-injurious behaviour in children with an intellectual disability

Self-injurious behaviour in children with an intellectual disability | Bridges to Communication | Scoop.it

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Breaking Through with Pre-Intentional and Beginning Communicators of All Ages

Breaking Through with Pre-Intentional and Beginning Communicators of All Ages | Bridges to Communication | Scoop.it
We are thinking a lot about pre-intentional and beginning communicators.  Even within these categories it seems there are sub-categories.  We have a subset of learners who seem difficult to engage.
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How Do You Teach Others To Implement AAC Facilitation Skills?

How Do You Teach Others To Implement AAC Facilitation Skills? | Bridges to Communication | Scoop.it
We’ve learned many ways to do this, but here’s one of our favorites. The idea originally came from a presentation by Dr. Beth Foley, Dean of the School of Education at Utah State University.  The process is as elegant as it is simple.
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Don’t Ask: 5 Reasons to De-Emphasize Questions in Your AAC Therapy

Don’t Ask: 5 Reasons to De-Emphasize Questions in Your AAC Therapy | Bridges to Communication | Scoop.it
Questions are more like assessment than they are like instruction. Don’t believe us? Look at the questions these therapists posed and see if you didn’t feel like you were being quizzed. What’s your name?
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AAC Goals

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“ Supports for language learning...”
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Strategy of the Month: Classroom Participation

Strategy of the Month: Classroom Participation | Bridges to Communication | 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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Fresh Look: AAC in the Classroom with Joan Bruno

Fresh Look: AAC in the Classroom with Joan Bruno | Bridges to Communication | Scoop.it
We're off to a great start for Better Hearing and Speech Month! Today's Fresh Look post comes from one of the most experienced AAC SLPs in the United States. Joan Bruno, Ph.D., CCC-SLP has over 30 ...
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Teaching Learners with Multiple Special Needs: The Periodic Table of AAC

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Communication Partner Strategies - Special Education - Portland Public Schools


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Great lists of strategies to support communication.
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How I Do It: Marlene Cummings on Strengthening the Communication Environment

How I Do It: Marlene Cummings on Strengthening the Communication Environment | Bridges to Communication | Scoop.it
“ Marlene Cummings is back to share some thoughts on creating communication-friendly environments. As an AAC consultant to the Oakland Schools, Marlene gets to support AAC implementation in a variety of classrooms with all types of learners. You can read her earlier posts here and here. ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: 5 Things to Consider in the “Communication Environment” The first thing…”
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10 References Supporting AAC Use in Inclusive Settings

10 References Supporting AAC Use in Inclusive Settings | Bridges to Communication | Scoop.it
“ We sometimes get contacted by colleagues who are looking for references supporting the use of AAC. Here are some that are specific to inclusive settings in schools and in the community.* Alquraini, T., & Gut, D.”
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PrAACtical Suggestions: 10 Ways To Help Families Make Informed Decisions About AAC

PrAACtical Suggestions: 10 Ways To Help Families Make Informed Decisions About AAC | Bridges to Communication | Scoop.it
- In one of my AAC classes, we’ve been talking about how to help families make informed decisions. To do that, they need to have solid information presented clearly, in digestible bites from a trusted source.
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Developing Communicative Competence through Academic Content

Developing Communicative Competence through Academic Content | Bridges to Communication | Scoop.it
“ The wonderful team at PaTTAN provides amazingly strong content for school-based professionals and families in support of students with AT needs. Lucky for those of us who live far from Pennsylvania...”
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At the Very Beginning: Working with Pre-Intentional Communicators

At the Very Beginning: Working with Pre-Intentional Communicators | Bridges to Communication | Scoop.it
Recently, I had the opportunity to work with a first grader who was able to do many things: flash a dazzling smile, grab and hold onto materials on his laptray, vocalize loudly, visually track peers as they moved around the classroom, reach and take...
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I Bought An AAC App... Now What? - Technology in (Spl) Education

I Bought An AAC App... Now What? - Technology in (Spl) Education | Bridges to Communication | Scoop.it

“ AAC AAC apps. With the proliferation of AAC apps, it seems that many people quickly get or want to get an AAC app for their child with an autism spectrum”


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Dyanmic AAC Competency Goals


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How I Do It: Implementing Aided Language Input with Alicia Garcia

How I Do It: Implementing Aided Language Input with Alicia Garcia | Bridges to Communication | Scoop.it
We are so pleased to have reconnected with SLP Alicia Garcia and are even more delighted that she agreed to do a guest post. Alicia is the clinical lead of the AAC Clinic at One Kids Place, a child...
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What NOT to do, as well as what to do for aided language input.

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Why a speech-only approach isn't good enough

Why a speech-only approach isn't good enough | Bridges to Communication | Scoop.it
“ Supports for language learning...”
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