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9 Tips for Better AAC Communication Throughout the Year

9 Tips for Better AAC Communication Throughout the Year | Communication and Autism | Scoop.it
Although Better Hearing and Speech Month is ending, we want to continue best prAACtices in all teaching interactions throughout the year.  Here are 9 AAC facilitator tips to help with this goal. Provide Aided Language Input (ALI)- ALI is modeling AAC style.  Speak AAC to the AAC user.   Use Scaffolding- Scaffolding is a verbal and…
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Kids with intellectual disability can learn to read, finds a study--and moms say, "We know!'

Kids with intellectual disability can learn to read, finds a study--and moms say, "We know!' | Communication and Autism | Scoop.it
teaching kids with special needs to read
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“How I Do It” with Harmony Turnbull: The Importance of Support and Supervision when Providing AAC Services

“How I Do It” with Harmony Turnbull: The Importance of Support and Supervision when Providing AAC Services | Communication and Autism | Scoop.it
We are so thrilled to have a guest post today, from Australian SLP Harmony Turnbull. Harmony is a Consultant Speech Pathologist for Ageing, Disability and Home Care in NSW, Australia. In her role, she provides support and supervision to senior speech pathologists, carries a small caseload of people with complex needs and provides expert consultancy for…
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Video of the Week: An App for Giving Opinions

Video of the Week: An App for Giving Opinions | Communication and Autism | Scoop.it
In previous posts, we’ve written about our love of rating scales as an easy way to help people with significant language challenges express their preferences. We also posted a video of that in action with a little preschooler using Talking Mats to tell whether he liked or disliked various school activities. What could be better…
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10 Cool AAC Things to Do For Better Hearing & Speech Month

10 Cool AAC Things to Do For Better Hearing & Speech Month | Communication and Autism | Scoop.it
Learn with AbleNet University. Watch excellent free AAC webinars. There are live and recorded webinars so you can learn at your convenience. Share the information with colleagues and families. Give an AAC Gift.  Create AAC informational bookmarks and distribute to educators, staff, and families.   Print some free communication boards.  Go to the PrAACtical AAC…
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Balanced Literacy for all: Guided Reading Resources

Balanced Literacy for all: Guided Reading Resources | Communication and Autism | Scoop.it
This is a very quick blog post to let you know that I have recently added a bunch of new resources about Guided Reading onto a new Guided Reading page on my website. Guided Reading at Adelaide West...
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AACtual Therapy: On Motivation and AAC with Samantha Weatherford

AACtual Therapy: On Motivation and AAC with Samantha Weatherford | Communication and Autism | Scoop.it
Motivating clients to use and learn more about their AAC systems can sometimes be a challenge, particularly if the learner has had decades of life experience before being introduced to AAC. In this post, we welcome SLP Samantha Weatherford, who works in the areas of early intervention and adult rehabilitation.  She blogs at So To…
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Teach Me Tuesday- Sounding Board by AbleNet

Teach Me Tuesday- Sounding Board by AbleNet | Communication and Autism | Scoop.it
  Welcome back to Teach Me Tuesday, featuring the free AAC app- Sounding Board from AbleNet.  Here are the learning resources we will be using. Be sure to watch the fantastic AbleNet webinar by Mo Buti. Sounding Board Operating Instructions Where to Go for Help: About Sounding Board Videos- under Additional Information tab or Technical Support AbleNet Webinar. Go to AbleNet…
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A Little AAC Reading

A Little AAC Reading | Communication and Autism | Scoop.it
Looking for a way to learn more about AAC issues and have a limited budget? Be sure to check out the back issues of Augmentative Communication News (ACN) and Augmentatively Speaking (AS). AAC pioneer Sarah Blackstone wrote and published ACN, which distilled research and practice information into a quarterly publication that was both engaging and…
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Glenda's Assistive Technology Information and more...: Non-Verbal Communication Strategies

Glenda's Assistive Technology Information and more...: Non-Verbal Communication Strategies | Communication and Autism | Scoop.it
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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....

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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.…
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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.
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Resources for Families- PLN’s

Resources for Families- PLN’s | Communication and Autism | Scoop.it
This month's 'Strategy of the Month' has been focused on supporting families.  To fully support families, it is essential to provide family friendly resources that can aid in creating Personal Learning Networks (PLN's).  The more families know and learn, the more likely the AAC learner will progress in their communication skills. Also, the more information…
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The Velcro Rule with Jeanne Tuthill

The Velcro Rule with Jeanne Tuthill | Communication and Autism | Scoop.it
We're happy to have SLP Jeanne Tuthill back with a brief post on one of our all-time favorite products. Since we have a few folks who are new to AAC, we thought it would be great to review this simple guideline. We've known to break a few rules but this one is sacrosanct. :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: Recently, on…
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Strategy of the Month: Building Positive Interactions with CAAP

Strategy of the Month: Building Positive Interactions with CAAP | Communication and Autism | Scoop.it
One of the challenges in helping AAC learners maximize their communicative potential is that they often interact with people who do not facilitate positive interactions. We know, for example, that partners may focus on the SGD rather than the topic or communicator (e.g.,
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AACtual Therapy: Positive Behavior Management with Gail Bennell

AACtual Therapy: Positive Behavior Management with Gail Bennell | Communication and Autism | Scoop.it
Today we're welcoming back Australian SLP Gail Bennell, from Raising Nonverbal Children. Gail has a private practice and works tirelessly to disseminate AAC information through social media. You can see Gail's previous guest post, on empowering parents, here. In this post, Gail talks about her approach to addressing behaviors that are challenging for us or the…
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AAC for Students with Intellectual Disabilities: Basic Strategies for Immediate Results

AAC for Students with Intellectual Disabilities: Basic Strategies for Immediate Results | Communication and Autism | Scoop.it
A good number of SLPs in school settings serve students with intellectual disabilities, some of whom who use or need AAC. In this video by ASHA, Dr. Krista Wilkinson and Ellen Kravitz of Easter Seals in Massachusetts, discusses many prAACtical issues that arise in doing this work. A number of years ago when I was the Coordinator…
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Home Programming with AAC

Home Programming with AAC | Communication and Autism | Scoop.it
As SLP's we love to have families learn and carryover the work we do in speech-language treatment sessions.  This helps ensure carryover of progress and generalization of therapy success.  However, as Carole clearly illustrated last Monday, there are a lot of family dynamics, cultural issues, and family challenges that make adding extra work possibly burdensome.…
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Watch it Wednesday: Visuals Everyday by Maricarmen Saleta

Watch it Wednesday: Visuals Everyday by Maricarmen Saleta | Communication and Autism | Scoop.it
We believe all months and days should be dedicated to better speech (communication) and hearing. However, May is the official Better Speech and Hearing Month.  With that in mind, no-tech visual supports help us all have better understanding and expressive communication.  Watch the University of Miami and Nova Southeastern University- Center for Autism and Related…
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Learning to connect with nonverbal kids on the autism spectrum

Learning to connect with nonverbal kids on the autism spectrum | Communication and Autism | Scoop.it
Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) often relate better to objects than people; have enhanced perceptional functioning, especially for
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Video of the Week: Apps for Autism

Video of the Week: Apps for Autism | Communication and Autism | Scoop.it
The Autism Research Institute presents 'Apps for Autism' by T. Sutton, SLP.  Get ideas for where to look for apps, how to select apps for speech-language, academic, and social goals, and specific app ideas with clinical rationales for choosing and using apps. Get ready for some goal focused app fun! http://youtu.be/y5QbrsTNyXY (direct link to video:…
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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

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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...
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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.
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