Communication and...
Follow
24.1K views | +0 today
Scooped by Communica8GH
onto Communication and Autism
Scoop.it!

Symbol Communication for Users with Limited or No Literacy Skills from Tobii’s perspective

Symbol Communication for Users with Limited or No Literacy Skills from Tobii’s perspective | Communication and Autism | Scoop.it
by Tobii Technology  For a range of AAC users, particularly those who are not yet equipped with high cognitive abilities or are at the start of an intervention, a variety of needs have to be accommodated when creating an appropriate AAC language system. ...
more...
No comment yet.
Communication and Autism
All about Autism, Apps, Communication & Language Learning
Curated by Communica8GH
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Communica8GH
Scoop.it!

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.

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Communica8GH from AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication
Scoop.it!

Talking to a Child With Special Needs Through an iPad - A Humbling Experience

Talking to a Child With Special Needs Through an iPad  - A Humbling Experience | Communication and Autism | Scoop.it
There are old disability-awareness tricks to help people appreciate how hard it is to be blind or deaf. But trying to express the ideas in my head using augmentative communication software was even more frustrating....

Via Communication Greenhouse
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Communica8GH
Scoop.it!

Talking Mats: A PrAACtical Tool

Talking Mats: A PrAACtical Tool | Communication and Autism | Scoop.it
We've shared about Talking Mats in a video and on our Facebook page, but we needed to call on the experts to go into more detail about this approach. Thankfully, the co-directors of this project, Dr. Joan Murphy and Lois Cameron, were willing to collaborate. in this post, Dr. Murphy shares her knowledge with us.…
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Communica8GH
Scoop.it!

Helping Pre-Intentional Communicators to Cross the Intentionality Bridge

Helping Pre-Intentional Communicators to Cross the Intentionality Bridge | Communication and Autism | Scoop.it
Earlier this month, we talked about the communication journey, from communication that is completely partner-inferred (pre-intentional) to communicating purposefully.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Communica8GH
Scoop.it!

Power Words from PrAACtical Friends

Power Words from PrAACtical Friends | Communication and Autism | Scoop.it
Teaching core vocabulary is the best way to pack a lot of power into an AAC system. As some of you know, we post things to the PrAACtical AAC Facebook Page a few times/day.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Communica8GH
Scoop.it!

Throwback Thursday: Past Posts about Pre-Intentional & Beginning Communication

Throwback Thursday: Past Posts about Pre-Intentional & Beginning Communication | Communication and Autism | Scoop.it
The Strategy of the Month for December is about Pre-Intentional and Beginning Communication.  We knew this topic meant a lot to us because these learners are often overlooked or given up on just when they need help the most.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Communica8GH
Scoop.it!

Teach Me Tuesday: TapSpeak Button and Sequence

Teach Me Tuesday: TapSpeak Button and Sequence | Communication and Autism | Scoop.it
We love single message and sequential message communicators for their ease and flexibility. This week in Teach Me Tuesday we’re learning more about the various versions of TapSpeak Button and Sequence.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Communica8GH
Scoop.it!

iPads Help Children With Autism Develop Language

iPads Help Children With Autism Develop Language | Communication and Autism | Scoop.it
New research indicates that children with autism who are minimally verbal can learn to speak later than previously thought, and iPads are playing an increasing role in making that happen, according...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Communica8GH
Scoop.it!

AAC Implementation: Where Do I Start? - Speak For Yourself

AAC Implementation: Where Do I Start? - Speak For Yourself | Communication and Autism | Scoop.it
I've been coming across this question frequently, so I've decided to outline some of the first things that we do when we are starting to introduce AAC.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Communica8GH
Scoop.it!

Too late to learn to read & write? No!

Too late to learn to read & write? No! | Communication and Autism | Scoop.it
Last week I had a wonderful experience.  I’ve been smiling ever since.  Then yesterday I read a blog post by David Koppenhaver and decided that I needed to write about my experience. On the front p...
Communica8GH's insight:

It's never too late to learn to read and write.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Communica8GH
Scoop.it!

Working on Conversation Breakdowns

Working on Conversation Breakdowns | Communication and Autism | Scoop.it
The first grade Lunch Buddies have been working on identifying and fixing conversation breakdowns.  I was so proud of them this week.  As we sat around the table eating lunch, I read the Keeping th...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Communica8GH
Scoop.it!

Living with Rett Syndrome: The day she chose a present

Living with Rett Syndrome: The day she chose a present | Communication and Autism | Scoop.it
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Communica8GH
Scoop.it!

Show Me: A Communication Tool for Emergency Shelters

Show Me: A Communication Tool for Emergency Shelters | Communication and Autism | Scoop.it
The Emergency Preparedness has created a simple, hands-on tool to reduce communication barriers and better assist individuals with access and functional needs.
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Communica8GH from PODD Book and Partner-Assisted Scanning
Scoop.it!

Simon Says: Model One More Word - Speak For Yourself | Speak For Yourself

Simon Says: Model One More Word - Speak For Yourself | Speak For Yourself | Communication and Autism | Scoop.it
One of the more common, and important, Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) implementation strategies is Aided Language Input or modeling.  It would be overwhelming to use your child's/client's device to model EVERY word you are saying verbally...for you and the child!  Here's the good news, you can successfully use Aided Language Input without overwhelming anyone! This blog topic was prompted by a discussion in the Speak for Yourself User's Group.  Since I mentioned it, if you have a child or client using AAC (any type/device/app), the User's Group is a great place to ask questions and share ideas, videos, success stories, concerns, and frustrations. The post was about expanding the length of utterances.  I like analogies, and sometimes they're helpful when you're trying to explain something that's complex.  If you can relate a concept to something more simple that already makes sense, sometimes a concept as complex as language development makes sense.  I used an analog

Via Communication Greenhouse
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Communica8GH
Scoop.it!

AAC in classrooms | The Spectronics Blog

AAC in classrooms | The Spectronics Blog | Communication and Autism | Scoop.it
Students with little or no speech, are often working with their parents and teachers to use a system of AAC (Augmentative and/or Alternative Communication) to communicate. Even in the...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Communica8GH
Scoop.it!

A PrAACtical Christmas Carol

A PrAACtical Christmas Carol | Communication and Autism | Scoop.it
On the 1st day of Christmas, my true love gave to me a laminator with a warranty. On the 2nd day of Christmas, my true love gave to me 2 eye gaze systems and a laminator with a warranty.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Communica8GH
Scoop.it!

Glenda's Assistive Technology Information and more...: Personal Communication Dictionary

Glenda's Assistive Technology Information and more...: Personal Communication Dictionary | Communication and Autism | Scoop.it
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Communica8GH
Scoop.it!

Word Mover Helps Students Write Poems

Word Mover Helps Students Write Poems | Communication and Autism | Scoop.it
Word Mover is a free iPad app produced by Read Write Think. The app is designed to help students develop poems and short stories. When students open the Word Mover app they are shown a selection of...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Communica8GH
Scoop.it!

A Visual Schedule for Holiday Survival

A Visual Schedule for Holiday Survival | Communication and Autism | Scoop.it
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Communica8GH
Scoop.it!

Explore and Make Art With the MoMA Art Lab iPad App

Explore and Make Art With the MoMA Art Lab iPad App | Communication and Autism | Scoop.it
The MoMA Art Lab is a free iPad app that elementary school and middle school students can use to learn about art and create art of their own. On the app students can learn about the processes artis...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Communica8GH
Scoop.it!

AAC Vocabulary Lists

AAC Vocabulary Lists | Communication and Autism | Scoop.it
We were looking for some core vocabulary lists the other day and it struck us: Maybe you were, too! Here are some we found, both for core words and other AAC-related topics.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Communica8GH
Scoop.it!

AAC Girls: Powerpoints by Patty!

AAC Girls: Powerpoints by Patty! | Communication and Autism | Scoop.it
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Communica8GH
Scoop.it!

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

Breaking Through with Pre-Intentional and Beginning Communicators of All Ages | Communication and Autism | 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.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Communica8GH
Scoop.it!

Kreed's World

Kreed's World | Communication and Autism | Scoop.it
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Communica8GH
Scoop.it!

December Core Word PrAACtice Ideas

December Core Word PrAACtice Ideas | Communication and Autism | Scoop.it
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)...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Communica8GH
Scoop.it!

Proloquo4Text is here | The Spectronics Blog

Proloquo4Text is here | The Spectronics Blog | Communication and Autism | Scoop.it
We had a glimpse of this awesome new AAC app for text to speech earlier this year, when some of the Assistiveware team came to visit Australia. Now it's...
more...
No comment yet.