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Narrative Assessment and People who Use AAC

Narrative Assessment and People who Use AAC | Communication and Autism | Scoop.it
Supports for language learning
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PrAACtical AAC

PrAACtical AAC | Communication and Autism | Scoop.it

See more about augmentative & alternative communication AAC, language learning, and apps at www.praacticalaac.info  Our professional passion is ensuring that ALL people have access to comprehensive communication systems and the supports necessary to be taught how to use them and learn language.  Our blog about prAACtically using AAC and language learning everyday and everywhere is one step in spreading the word.

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Teach Me Tuesday: AACORN

Teach Me Tuesday: AACORN | Communication and Autism | Scoop.it
Looking for an app with a very different approach to AAC? Join us in learning about AACORN, developed collaboratively with the Murdoch Children's Research Institute. General Product Information Video Overview Facebook Page  Twitter: @aacorn Where to Go for Help: devteam@aacorn.co
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We like AACORN and wrote about them in our ASDigest.

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Tell Me More: Increasing Sentence Complexity by AAC Learners

Tell Me More: Increasing Sentence Complexity by AAC Learners | Communication and Autism | Scoop.it
Expanding the length and complexity of sentences is something that SLPs love to work on well beyond the ‘early communicator’ phase, something we talked about a few weeks back. In today’s post, we’ll consider ways to build more complex utterances for learners who are gaining competence with their AAC systems but who still use language…
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Communication Partners play a Major Role in Success

Communication Partners play a Major Role in Success | Communication and Autism | Scoop.it
The timing is right!  I am a believer that for people to learn the timing has to be right.  By this I mean they have to want to learn, they have to be in an environment that promotes learning and t...
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Fun Father’s Day AAC Activities

Fun Father’s Day AAC Activities | Communication and Autism | Scoop.it
It's prAACtically Father's Day.  There are many things to talk about, create, eat, and prepare for this special day.  Check out these fun activities that can be done during communication therapy, at home, or at school.  Some can be done with dad and others can be done for dad as gifts. Enjoy the communication process.…
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Get ready for Father's Day!

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Let's dive back back into AT and UDL....

Let's dive back back into AT and UDL.... | Communication and Autism | Scoop.it
June 5, 2014 This past year has been a busy one!  We moved. The girls started school in a new district.  I started graduate work to pursue a master's degree in special education with emphasis in as...
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Autism with a side of fries : Hosting Autism

Autism with a side of fries : Hosting Autism | Communication and Autism | Scoop.it
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Do Autistic Kids Fare Better In Integrated Or Specialized Schools?

Do Autistic Kids Fare Better In Integrated Or Specialized Schools? | Communication and Autism | Scoop.it
Some advocates say autism-only schools can be life-changing for autistic kids who struggle in traditional classrooms. Others say segregating kids with autism carries its own problems.
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Teach Me Tuesday

Teach Me Tuesday | Communication and Autism | Scoop.it
Learn all about LAMP Words for Life™ App by Prentke Romich Company (PRC) through these great resources. General Product Information Quick Start Guide Tutorials, videos, and support About LAMP Converting Files to Use with Other PRC Devices Where to Go for Help PRC Home
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Teaching Learners with Multiple Special Needs: Reading IS a life skill!

Teaching Learners with Multiple Special Needs: Reading IS a life skill! | Communication and Autism | Scoop.it
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#39 [Speechy TV] Using an iPad for communication DOES NOT mean you are giving up on speech

#39 [Speechy TV] Using an iPad for communication DOES NOT mean you are giving up on speech | Communication and Autism | Scoop.it
I get asked by a lot of parents if using an iPad for communication will mean their child will never be able to speak. In fact, using an iPad to help your child
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AAC: Systemic Change for Individual Success

AAC: Systemic Change for Individual Success | Communication and Autism | Scoop.it
The attitudes, beliefs and knowledge of communication partners are pivotal in the success story of Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC). The people around every individual with complex ...
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Survival Bags for Children with Autism - PreparednessMama

Survival Bags for Children with Autism - PreparednessMama | Communication and Autism | Scoop.it
Survival bags are really going to be your life saver! Not just in a literal sense, but because what you put in them will help them cope in an emotional sense.
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A Light-hearted Approach to Making People Comfortable with AAC

A Light-hearted Approach to Making People Comfortable with AAC | Communication and Autism | Scoop.it
Rick Hohn has been educating people about AAC for decades. We love one of his more recent efforts in which he shares tips for using humor to break the ice. Take a look. Direct Link to Video: http://vimeo.com/97247957  
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Avaz App Can Help Autistic Kids Talk

Avaz App Can Help Autistic Kids Talk | Communication and Autism | Scoop.it
Avaz is a picture-based augmentative communication app for Android & iOS that helps nonverbal children develop language and communication skills.
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Building Sentence Length: Say it Spontaneously

Building Sentence Length: Say it Spontaneously | Communication and Autism | Scoop.it
As beginning communicators start using single symbols to communicate, the next step immediately becomes to expand sentence length to two words, then three words, then more. Helping learners to use longer sentences spontaneously is the main goal. Teaching spontaneous use of longer sentences helps assure that those sentences can be used with many communication partners…
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Aided Language

Aided Language | Communication and Autism | Scoop.it
Aided Language Input is a research-based strategy to help build a strong foundation for AAC...
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Non-verbal teen with autism gives graduation address at school

Non-verbal teen with autism gives graduation address at school | Communication and Autism | Scoop.it
A local teen with autism who spent most of his life not being able to express himself gave a school graduation address Thursday.
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AAC and high expectations go to graduation.

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Teaching Learners with Multiple Special Needs: In AAC it matters little what church you belong to, as long as you BELIEVE!

Teaching Learners with Multiple Special Needs: In AAC it matters little what church you belong to, as long as you BELIEVE! | Communication and Autism | Scoop.it
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Watch It Wednesday: Pen Pals to Help Ease Transition to Middle School by The Watson Institute

Watch It Wednesday:  Pen Pals to Help Ease Transition to Middle School by The Watson Institute | Communication and Autism | Scoop.it
The Watson Institute provides a great suggestion for helping to ease transition to Middle School.  Additionally, Pen Pals are an awesome idea for improving prAACtical communication. http://youtu.be/EvG5YH0S9rk
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Living with Rett Syndrome: 'The reason I jump'

Living with Rett Syndrome: 'The reason I jump' | Communication and Autism | Scoop.it
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App Combos- Mixing Up Some Favorite Apps to Meet Language Goals

App Combos- Mixing Up Some Favorite Apps to Meet Language Goals | Communication and Autism | Scoop.it
I have been fortunate enough over the years to have had access to wonderful software from a variety of manufacturers.  Although I have my favorite products, they never have  everything  I want for...
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Autistics Speak: How it feels to be part of an identified "group" of people...

Autistics Speak: How it feels to be part of an identified "group" of people... | Communication and Autism | Scoop.it
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Autistics Speak: Being a Near College Graduate on the Spectrum- A Perspective on Social Life

Autistics Speak: Being a Near College Graduate on the Spectrum- A Perspective on Social Life | Communication and Autism | Scoop.it
a social life perspective on an autistic
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Helping Beginning Communicators Expand Their Sentence Length

Helping Beginning Communicators Expand Their Sentence Length | Communication and Autism | Scoop.it
Nothing makes an AAC SLP happier than seeing beginning communicators start to use symbols to express themselves. Sure, it is great when a learner grabs your arm to lead you to the snack cupboard or hands you a juice box to get help opening it. Those are important communicative acts that we celebrate. But moving…
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Uncommon Sense: The Gatekeepers

Uncommon Sense: The Gatekeepers | Communication and Autism | Scoop.it
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