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By: Rhonda

By: Rhonda | Communication and Autism | Scoop.it
Try U-Sync Video Scheduler! It’s the new visual scheduling app for kids with autism that you control from the Internet! Very cool… And made by BGSU!
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9 NHL hockey teams supporting children with special needs

9 NHL hockey teams supporting children with special needs | Communication and Autism | Scoop.it
With less than a month left to the NHL regular season, the playoff race is heating up.  While most of the action is taking place on the ice we took a look at some of the off-ice activities of NHL teams.
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What Is Friendship Anyway?

What Is Friendship Anyway? | Communication and Autism | Scoop.it
Friendship is one of those intangible words we throw around a lot. But what is a true friend anyway?
Just recently, I witnessed a great discovery in the classroom I work in. The sixth graders were asked to write a poem about friendship.
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10 Essential Tools For Therapists And Special Educators

10 Essential Tools For Therapists And Special Educators | Communication and Autism | Scoop.it

Great ideas! Just use a #10(tablet -iPad) with an AAC app, or communication board or AAC device with #'s 1-9 to faciliate communication and speech/language skills.  Therapy for children has changed a great deal since the days when Anna Freud used play as a way to apply the psychoanalytic techniques of her famous father to the problems of children.

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What Is Friendship Anyway? | Friendship Circle -- Special Needs Blog

What Is Friendship Anyway? | Friendship Circle -- Special Needs Blog | Communication and Autism | Scoop.it
Friendship is one of those intangible words we throw around a lot. But what is a true friend anyway?
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SNEAK outside the box: 10 Tips to Bring Board Games to Children with Autism

SNEAK outside the box: 10 Tips to Bring Board Games to Children with Autism | Communication and Autism | Scoop.it
Special Needs Enrichment Apps for Kids is an INNOVATIVE and COMPREHENSIVE source for assistive technology resources to ENRICH the lives of children with special needs(CP, Austim, Developmental Delay, Visual Impairment).
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Spring Cleaning with Your Special Needs Child

Spring Cleaning with Your Special Needs Child | Communication and Autism | Scoop.it
How spring cleaning can help with Speech and Language
Do you ever feel like there just isn’t time to work with your child on speech and language?
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Research on Interventions which Model AAC — Presentation | AAC ...

Research on Interventions which Model AAC — Presentation | AAC ... | Communication and Autism | Scoop.it
AAC at Penn State Augmentative and Alternative Communication at the Pennsylvania State University ... Sam shared information and lead discussion to bring together research evidence and clinical practice applications.
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Great school based AAC activities Jefferson Parish Public School System

Great school based AAC activities Jefferson Parish Public School System | Communication and Autism | Scoop.it

Would love to be part of Jefferson Parish Public School- AAC resources, free from pre-Kindergarten through High School 

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So Much 2 Say – Good AAC app for the beginning communicator who needs a cost effective, fully flexible and customizable communication system.

So Much 2 Say – Good AAC app for the beginning communicator who needs a cost effective, fully flexible and customizable communication system. | Communication and Autism | Scoop.it
Overview- So Much 2 Say is an augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) app.
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Autism & Sleep Series: Creating a Good Sleep Environment for the Child with Autism, Asperger’s or Special Needs

Autism & Sleep Series: Creating a Good Sleep Environment for the Child with Autism, Asperger’s or Special Needs | Communication and Autism | Scoop.it

Sleep Strategies

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Autism Articles: Speech and Language Therapy for Children With ...

Autism Articles: Speech and Language Therapy for Children With ... | Communication and Autism | Scoop.it
"Augmentative and alternative communication to support receptive and expressive communication for people with autism." J.Commun.Disord. 31(2):153-178. 8. Keen, D., et al. 2001. "Replacing prelinguistic behaviors with ...
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NIH Grant to Fund Research on Innovative AAC Technology for ...

NIH Grant to Fund Research on Innovative AAC Technology for ... | Communication and Autism | Scoop.it
AAC at Penn State Augmentative and Alternative Communication at the Pennsylvania State University ... Supports alternate access for children with significant motor impairments; and ...
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Malls & Communication…. Supports - PrAACtical AAC

Malls & Communication…. Supports - PrAACtical AAC | Communication and Autism | Scoop.it
The 'caregivers' were talking among themselves and a bit to the group. We did not see or hear any of the group members communicate. We did not see any communication supports, but there were no challenging behaviors.
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Screaming in Silence- sisa-movie - Must See

Screaming in Silence- sisa-movie - Must See | Communication and Autism | Scoop.it

Screaming in Silence: Autism Documentary about the autism experience in the African American Community. 

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Talking Mats: A way to keep communication organized » Indiana ...

Talking Mats: A way to keep communication organized » Indiana ... | Communication and Autism | Scoop.it
How Tablets are Helping Children with Autism and Learning Disabilities | #a11y #spedtech · http://t.co/ ... App will help #blind, visually impaired navigate streets | - #a11y · http://t.co/ ...
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Picturecantalk & PictureAssistive – great option for beginning a ...

Picturecantalk & PictureAssistive – great option for beginning a ... | Communication and Autism | Scoop.it
print. Overview-. These apps are in the augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) category of speech and language apps. They teach language through a functional phrase approach and use a visual/picture support ...
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Hearing the Knock

Hearing the Knock | Communication and Autism | Scoop.it
Wishes are wonderful things, seducing us with their promise and possibility. So with the luck o' the Irish in mind, we're sending forth a wish for something intangible, the big O: Opportunity.
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7 Ways to Light Up Your College Campus Blue! | Blog | Autism Speaks

7 Ways to Light Up Your College Campus Blue! | Blog | Autism Speaks | Communication and Autism | Scoop.it
Autism Speaks is dedicated to increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders, to funding research into the causes, prevention and treatments for autism, and to advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families.
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Strategy of the Month: Riddle Me This - PrAACtical AAC

Strategy of the Month: Riddle Me This - PrAACtical AAC | Communication and Autism | Scoop.it
But visual schedules have so much potential to make lives better for clinicians, educators, and people with AAC needs that okay isn't good enough. ... Support independence: No one likes to be told what to do.
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National Quilting Day & Employment - PrAACtical AAC

National Quilting Day & Employment - PrAACtical AAC | Communication and Autism | Scoop.it
The mission is to promote an environment that supports and enhances work skills, interpersonal communication and self-esteem among people who are deaf or hard of hearing. ALl of the employees are deaf or hard of ...
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AbleNet Online Professional Development Sessions

AbleNet Online Professional Development Sessions | Communication and Autism | Scoop.it

Great free on-line AAC learning.  My favorites: Integrating AAC throughout the Day, Getting the most out of AAC Devices in the Classroom, & Switch Access to the iPad for Communication.  Other excellent topics as well.

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Guided Reading for ALL students

Guided Reading for ALL students | Communication and Autism | Scoop.it
Reposted with permission from www.janefarrall.com/blog
Guided Reading is the process by which we can help students to be strategic in their reading – and improve their skills at getting information from books.
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How To Teach Chores To Your Special Needs Child

How To Teach Chores To Your Special Needs Child | Communication and Autism | Scoop.it
I was chatting with another parent at the Friendship Circle recently, and I mentioned that my 10 year old son, who has autism and severe learning disabilities, does the dishes at our house.
“What?  He does chores?
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