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December core word prAACtice ideas are here. The best way to TEACH core words is to first provide Aided Language Input- ALI in Meaningful Language Experiences. Then give the learner a chance to be an active participant by having many (many, many)...
Language learning involves talking about events in the past, present, and future. Since Halloween is over, it is a perfect opportunity to help AAC users talk about past events. Here are 5 tips for getting started with ALL learners.
Vocabulary Reinforcement- Worth Repeating (originally published 11/15/12) Part of TEACHING vocabulary to AAC users (or any learner) involves reinforcement. Reinforcement is more than just facilitating positive self esteem.
Thank you Robin and Carole for bringing awareness of the importance of personal narratives for language development, even for beginning communicators. Your ideas are so solid and applicable. Thanks for all the hard work you put on this blog daily.
Whether we’re writing recommendations following an evaluation, contributing to an IEP, updating a Plan of Care, talking to a family member, or just planning therapy, goals are something that most SLPs think about deeply and often.
Teaching new words is something SLPs plan for in almost every service delivery setting. This month, we'll focus on vocabulary instruction for core and extended vocabulary. Thoughts on Teaching Core Vocabulary In Advance Plan ahead.
We are so pleased to have connected with Deanne Shoyer from Small But Kinda Mighty and even happier that she is our guest blogger today. Deanne is a mom of twin boys who both are on the autism spectrum.