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ATIA 2014 Conference & Bookshare Roundup!

ATIA 2014 Conference & Bookshare Roundup! | AAC & Literacy | Scoop.it
This year’s conference was a resounding success, and we thank the Assistive Technology Industry Association (ATIA) for the great work they do to organize the conference and other events throughout ...
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Research Tuesday: Literacy Instruction for Students with Significant Disabilities

Research Tuesday: Literacy Instruction for Students with Significant Disabilities | AAC & Literacy | Scoop.it
We all remember certain ‘firsts’ - your first bike, your first plane ride, your first car. One of my memorable ‘firsts’ is the first book I was ever given that was ‘just for me.’ I have fond memories of lazy summer afternoons with The Wishing Well, one of the Alice and Jerry basal readers.  I…
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Infusing Literacy Learning Opportunities in AAC Therapies

Infusing Literacy Learning Opportunities in AAC Therapies | AAC & Literacy | Scoop.it
Most of our conversations with SLPs about teaching literacy to individuals with AAC needs revolve around the ‘How’s.” “How can I possibly teach reading and writing? I don’t have enough time with her to teach language and communication!
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"Dear Harry Stiles" - one mom's approach to literacy. By Erin Sheldon.

"Dear Harry Stiles" - one mom's approach to literacy.  By Erin Sheldon. | AAC & Literacy | Scoop.it
Erin Sheldon is a mom, researcher, speaker and leader from Ontario, and one of my favourite people to connect with.  We are so grateful for Norm Kunc and Emma Van der Klift for the introduction and...
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Keep Calm & Write On... for All Writers

Keep Calm & Write On... for All Writers | AAC & Literacy | Scoop.it
Just like reading, everyone needs opportunities to write.  We write to make lists, give notes, tell stories, make signs, write letters, show love, vent, remember things, and much more.
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Lots of alternatives – “pencils” for everyone

Lots of alternatives – “pencils” for everyone | AAC & Literacy | Scoop.it
When I first started teaching literacy I focused on teaching reading. At the time, I was working with adults with physical disabilities and writing seemed so hard. None of my class would be able to...
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Building Communication Skills During Storybook Reading

Building Communication Skills During Storybook Reading | AAC & Literacy | Scoop.it

In this post, we continue to explore strategies for advancing the literacy experiences of people who use AAC. Today, we’ll look at a strategy used in the research of Drs. Cathy Binger and Jennifer Kent-Walsh. What is a little different about this strategy is that it uses literacy experiences, specifically storybook reading, to build communication…

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Literacy for All

This was part of the Making Connections with Technology workshop series for preschool special education teams sponsored by State Support Teams from Regions 3 an
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Text-Based Aided Language: Making the Literacy-Communication Connection for Children with Autism

Text-Based Aided Language: Making the Literacy-Communication Connection for Children with Autism | AAC & Literacy | Scoop.it
We are so pleased to have this guest post by Alicia Garcia. She is the lead SLP at AAC Clinic at One Kids Place, in Ontario. You can read her previous post here. Today, Alicia takes us in a textual direction. Enjoy!  When working with children with autism who have complex communication needs we have found it…
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Video of the Week: AAC-friendly Accessible Books

Video of the Week: AAC-friendly Accessible Books | AAC & Literacy | Scoop.it
What’s an accessible book? SET BC shows us one type in this video. Check it out and then click here to download some to enjoy with an AAC learner. It's a great day for reading!  
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A PrAACtical Literacy Activity for Beginning Communicators

A PrAACtical Literacy Activity for Beginning Communicators | AAC & Literacy | 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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5+ Ways to Make Page Fluffers and Spacers

5+ Ways to Make Page Fluffers and Spacers | AAC & Literacy | Scoop.it
Sometimes the pages of communication books can be hard to turn, particularly if the pages are stiff or laminated. Here are some tried-and-true methods of putting spacers between the pages to make t...
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