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Living, Not Existing

Living, Not Existing | Communication and Autism | Scoop.it
This is not a post that I look forward to writing. When it comes to the controversy in the autism community surrounding Autism Speaks, I have found the best policy for me has been to avoid the shou...
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10 Fun Activities for Children with Autism | Education.com

10 Fun Activities for Children with Autism | Education.com | Communication and Autism | Scoop.it
Give kids who are autistic activities that stimulate attention, foster calm, and create loads of fun! Here are 10 great autism activities.
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About Us

About Us | Communication and Autism | Scoop.it
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Comment on Let Me Tell You Something- Narratives for the Beginning Communicator by Gloria Soto

Comment on Let Me Tell You Something- Narratives for the Beginning Communicator by Gloria Soto | Communication and Autism | Scoop.it
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.
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Writing Goals for AAC Learners

Writing Goals for AAC Learners | Communication and Autism | Scoop.it
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.
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The Big Deal About Small Talk!

The Big Deal About Small Talk! | Communication and Autism | Scoop.it
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Strategy of the Month: Thoughts on Teaching Core Vocabulary

Strategy of the Month: Thoughts on Teaching Core Vocabulary | Communication and Autism | Scoop.it
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.
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How I Do It: AUTISM AND AAC: FIVE THINGS I WISH I HAD KNOWN by Deanne Shoyer

How I Do It: AUTISM AND AAC: FIVE THINGS I WISH I HAD KNOWN by Deanne Shoyer | Communication and Autism | Scoop.it
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.
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Teaching Learners with Multiple Special Needs: Using Vocabulary A-Z for Core Vocabulary AAC

Teaching Learners with Multiple Special Needs: Using Vocabulary A-Z for Core Vocabulary AAC | Communication and Autism | Scoop.it
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What Went Well

What Went Well | Communication and Autism | Scoop.it
We love writing posts about AAC topics, but we also love hearing about the AAC experiences of SLPs, both experienced and new to the field.
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Halloween Recipes for Cooking AAC Style!

Halloween Recipes for Cooking AAC Style! | Communication and Autism | Scoop.it
Cooking is a great activity as the platform for meaningful language experiences for both children and adults. Halloween often involves candy and tasty treats.
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In Easthampton, An Automotive Classroom For Students With Special Needs

In Easthampton, An Automotive Classroom For Students With Special Needs | Communication and Autism | Scoop.it
An Easthampton school has launched Massachusetts' first automotive program designed for students with autism and other special needs.
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November Core Word PrAACtice Ideas

November Core Word PrAACtice Ideas | Communication and Autism | Scoop.it
More core word prAACtice ideas. Whether you are just getting started or have been working with core word vocabulary for a long time, the teaching strategies you use to TEACH, helps turn regular words into real communication and language.
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How to create a peer support program for your child with autism

How to create a peer support program for your child with autism | Communication and Autism | Scoop.it
How to create a peer support program for your child with autism
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Eliminating the Box: What is Success?

Eliminating the Box: What is Success? | Communication and Autism | Scoop.it
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Teaching Core Vocabulary with Direct Instruction Strategies

Teaching Core Vocabulary with Direct Instruction Strategies | Communication and Autism | Scoop.it
Vocabulary instruction involves a systematic TEACHING process. Core vocabulary words are harder to represent with pictures but still need to be taught with direct instruction.
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Fun Friday: Holiday Shopping with a Purpose, Part 1

Fun Friday: Holiday Shopping with a Purpose, Part 1 | Communication and Autism | Scoop.it
The holidays are prAACtically here and depending upon the holiday traditions you celebrate they may be closer than you realize.
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A PrAACtical Literacy Activity for Beginning Communicators

A PrAACtical Literacy Activity for Beginning Communicators | Communication and Autism | Scoop.it
We’ve been having a great time supporting beginning communicators and gently modeling how they can be involved in literacy learning activities.
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An iPad Is Not an Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) Device… Unless It Is! - Speak For Yourself

An iPad Is Not an Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) Device… Unless It Is! - Speak For Yourself | Communication and Autism | Scoop.it
When we write or say something about the iPad and AAC, we inevitably have someone respond that, “The iPad is not for everyone.” (Obviously.
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Fun Friday: 5 AAC Tips for Talking About Halloween After it is Over

Fun Friday: 5 AAC Tips for Talking About Halloween After it is Over | Communication and Autism | Scoop.it
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.
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Thinking Person's Guide to Autism: Why Autistic Students Need Autistic Role Models

Thinking Person's Guide to Autism: Why Autistic Students Need Autistic Role Models | Communication and Autism | Scoop.it
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Arvada restaurant employs 40 developmentally disabled adults

Arvada restaurant employs 40 developmentally disabled adults | Communication and Autism | Scoop.it
ARVADA — Kira Witt is very precise when explaining how she does her favorite job at Jack's Bar & Grill, making sweet- and-sour mix for margaritas with freshly squeezed juices.
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Community Participation

Community Participation | Communication and Autism | Scoop.it
Community participation and communication for AAC users is an integral part of of developing, growing up, and having inclusive opportunities. We often relate community participation to quality of life indicators.
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Watch it Wednesday

Watch it Wednesday | Communication and Autism | Scoop.it
  A really great explanation of assistive technology by RSLSteeper Assistive Technology  .   We will definitely will use it in training and education.            
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101 ideas and counting

101 ideas and counting | Communication and Autism | Scoop.it
Paula Kluth is dedicated to promoting inclusive schooling and exploring positive ways of supporting students with autism and other disabilities.
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