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Video of the Week: AAC and ASD with Dr. Joanne Cafiero

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Do you get questions about effective AAC practices for individuals with autism? This video, featuring Dr. Joanne Cafiero, provides a helpful review of some of the issues. Many thanks to AssistiveWare for hosting this video.  

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AAC Assessment Corner with Vicki Clarke: AAC Assessment for Emergent Communicators

AAC Assessment Corner with Vicki Clarke: AAC Assessment for Emergent Communicators | AAC | Scoop.it
Supports for language learning

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AAC Modeling Part 1: A Piece of Cake and a Bite of Broccoli - Speak For Yourself AAC

AAC Modeling Part 1: A Piece of Cake and a Bite of Broccoli - Speak For Yourself AAC | AAC | Scoop.it
If you are at all familiar with augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) implementation, you have likely heard of modeling, also referred to as aided language input and aided language stimulation. In my daily conversations, I get the feeling that dedicated … Continue reading →

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“But he doesn’t use it!” 5 Things to Try to Boost Requesting with AAC

“But he doesn’t use it!” 5 Things to Try to Boost Requesting with AAC | AAC | Scoop.it

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Proloquo2Go for Apple Watch: now also for communication!

Proloquo2Go for Apple Watch: now also for communication! | AAC | Scoop.it
Innovation is at your doorstep again! Proloquo2Go 4.0.2 expands support for Apple Watch and adds the ability to use Apple Watch for communication. Proloquo2Go for Apple Watch provides quick access to a number of pre-programmed phrases as well as a sentence builder.

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Sound/Music Cause and Effect Apps for Engaging AAC Learners

Sound/Music Cause and Effect Apps for Engaging AAC Learners | AAC | Scoop.it
AAC clinicians are a creative bunch. Recently, I had the opportunity to visit some colleagues and was excited to see how they are repurposing free/low cost apps to build engagement and interaction in learners with significant communication challenges. Many of us work with learners who are highly motivated by mobile devices and apps that make…

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From Solitary Play to Interaction: 5 Things to Try With Kids Who Love Their iPad Games

From Solitary Play to Interaction: 5 Things to Try With Kids Who Love Their iPad Games | AAC | Scoop.it
“But my kid wants to use the app on his own terms, not with ME!” Ever faced this conundrum? There are so many wonderful apps that are terrific for building interaction and language skills, but some of our prAACtical friends don’t want us to interact with them during iPad play**. Today, we’re thinking about strategies…

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A Year of Core Words: Sentences We Can Model

A Year of Core Words: Sentences We Can Model | AAC | Scoop.it
Gone to an AAC conference presentation lately? Seen an AAC webinar? Read an article on AAC therapies? Chances are that they’ve at least mentioned some of the benefits of teaching  core vocabulary. Teaching a relatively small set of powerful words is a strategy that empowers language learners and allows them to communicate across contexts. If…

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Video of the Week: AAC and ASD with Dr. Joanne Cafiero

Video of the Week: AAC and ASD with Dr. Joanne Cafiero | AAC | Scoop.it
Do you get questions about effective AAC practices for individuals with autism? This video, featuring Dr. Joanne Cafiero, provides a helpful review of some of the issues. Many thanks to AssistiveWare for hosting this video.  

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Five AAC-related Assessment Tools You Should Know About

Five AAC-related Assessment Tools You Should Know About | AAC | Scoop.it
It's the beginning of a new semester for us, and that got us thinking about assessment for our new and returning clients with AAC needs. Here are some of the tools we'll be thinking about over the next few weeks. AAC Profile: A Continuum of Learning (Kovach, 2009) Checklist of Communication Competencies, Revised (Bloomberg, West,…

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As Adults With Intellectual Disabilities Live Longer, They Need More AAC Support

As Adults With Intellectual Disabilities Live Longer, They Need More AAC Support | AAC | Scoop.it
Future AAC success is a team effort between the SLP, families and paid caregivers/group home staff. Some staff members are highly supportive; some are not. Informal assessment of the environment in...

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Teach Me Tuesday: AAC Evaluation Genie

Teach Me Tuesday: AAC Evaluation Genie | AAC | Scoop.it
Anything that can help SLPs do better AAC evals gets a double thumbs up from us. We’ve blogged about the app AAC Eval Genie (Hump Software) before.

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How to use AAC successfully . Augmentative Communication . Inclusive Communities . PBS Parents | PBS

How to use AAC successfully . Augmentative Communication . Inclusive Communities . PBS Parents | PBS | AAC | Scoop.it
Learn how to get an Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) evaluation.

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20+ Speech Therapy Apps

20+ Speech Therapy Apps | AAC | Scoop.it
Speech Therapy Apps - articulation, language and auditory processing disorder apps.

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Kathleen McClaskey's curator insight, October 6, 2013 3:25 PM

Locate over 20 apps for Speech Therapy at the Virtual Speech Center!

 

Do not miss the FREE App, Quick Artic. Quick Artic is a free IPhone application for Speech Language Pathologists which contains 566 images tagged with titles and categorized by “phonemes”. The application includes ten most common phonemes in all positions of words. It can be used in speech language therapy or for quick articulation screening. This easy to use application features a scoring utility which keeps track of the correct and incorrect answ

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Are you in need of some speech therapy apps?  Some great ideas to get the speech happening with some fun games.

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The Newly Updated Aac App Wheel

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We help people overcome disability & barriers to learning.

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AAC: Don’t Demand Prerequisite Skills

In the last few weeks I have heard from several different teachers that they have been told by others that their student “isn’t ready for symbols”.  I am always shocked that anyone can still say th…

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AAC Awareness Month – 2015

AAC Awareness Month – 2015 | AAC | Scoop.it
Happy International AAC Awareness Month! Do you have plans to celebrate or build awareness about AAC? Here are some images that can help you do just that. The larger images are sized for Facebook header images and the smaller ones for Facebook profile photos.

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PrAACtical Site of the Month: SET-BC

PrAACtical Site of the Month: SET-BC | AAC | Scoop.it
September is back-to-school month in our part of the world, and it’s fitting that the site of the month be from an educational entity. Today, we travel to Canada to visit Special Education Technology - British Columbia (SET-BC). Among the highlights: AAC Activity Day Package   pictureSET: Hundreds of downloadable visual supports  curriculumSET: Educational materials…

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Conversations in the Classroom with Tina Moreno

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Frances's curator insight, June 24, 2015 9:27 PM

All children deserve to communicate.  All children can learn to communicate.

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Abuse boards

Communication boards for an individual who may have been a victim of abuse

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10 Resources for Designing & Developing Communication Books

10 Resources for Designing & Developing Communication Books | AAC | Scoop.it
This post is dedicated to a mom who does more than her fair share for her child (who is now a young adult) as well as for our community. She recently began to re-design and re-assemble a communication book. She sent us this picture to show us that she was working on it.  Here are…

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One Mobile Device or Two? Things to Consider About iPads/Tablets as Communication Devices

One Mobile Device or Two? Things to Consider About iPads/Tablets as Communication Devices | AAC | Scoop.it
Should iPads and tablets be used both for communication and other things? That’s a question we hear rather frequently these days. Our answer will probably frustrate you. Ready? Here goes: It depends. It depends on the learner. Consider these two students. Tia is 6 and very much a beginning communicator. She has had her mobile…

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5 Resources for Social Narratives

5 Resources for Social Narratives | AAC | Scoop.it
Social Stories™ are a research-supported strategy for helping people to better understand situations and concepts by making these events and the expected behavior within the events more explicit. Initially developed by Carol Gray of The Gray Center, they have a specific structure with rules for development. Here’s a quick overview. Other people have developed their own…

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PrAACtical Questions: “Should I Put Yes/No on an SGD?”

PrAACtical Questions: “Should I Put Yes/No on an SGD?” | AAC | Scoop.it
We got this question from an SLP who recently helped a young adult get funding for a speech generating device (SGD): Should we put symbols for yes and no on the student’s communication device? Like other things in clinical practice, it depends of the specifics of the situation. In this case, she wanted to start…

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Using the iPad to support Key Word Signing | The Spectronics Blog

Using the iPad to support Key Word Signing | The Spectronics Blog | AAC | Scoop.it
Key Word Sign continues to be a most valuable tool in our tool kit when supporting people with communication difficulties. Just because we have a shiny new iPad, it does...

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Power Up: Apps for Kids with Special Needs and Learning Differences | Common Sense Media

Power Up: Apps for Kids with Special Needs and Learning Differences | Common Sense Media | AAC | Scoop.it
Power Up: Common Sense Media's guide to nearly 100 great apps for kids ages 2-17 who have special needs and learning differences.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, February 27, 2013 5:32 AM

Common Sense Media has just released a new guide that provides great resources for students with special needs and learning difficulties. Available to download as a pdf or online you will find six categories split into levels of Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced. The six categories are:

* Communication

* Social Interaction

* Organization

* Reading

* Mathematics

* Motor Skills

Each section has an overview, a look at common challenges, common signs, ways to help, what to look for in an app and links to additional resources, and then a page for each level which suggests apps which also has a Power Tip on each page.

This is a great resource for students, teachers and parents. To go directly to the pdf use this link: http://www.commonsensemedia.org/sites/default/files/special-needs-full-guide.pdf.

Shazia Kanwal's curator insight, February 27, 2013 8:01 AM

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