PrAACtical Resources: Video Explainers for Aided Language Input
A growing number of clinicians, families, and educational teams are prioritizing the use of aided language input as a foundational strategy for AAC learners. When we first started writing about this strategy, it was rare to see adults using AAC to talk with AAC learners.Consistent implementation is still a challenge, but more and more of you are speaking AAC to teach AAC. And quite of few of you are doing your best to influence other stakeholders to support augmented communicators in this way. If you are doing inservices, teaching classes, or guiding teams toward better AAC intervention, the videos listed below may be useful to you in those efforts.
- Chris Bugaj developed this clear and engaging cartoon explaining the concept for people new to this strategy.
- Caroline Musselwhite recorded a full webinar with detailed information on aided language input.
- Communicare, a clinical practice with a strong focus on AAC, shared ideas for using aided language with low tech communication aids.
- Dynamic Therapy Associates, another strong AAC clinic, provided a helpful overview of the strategy.
- SLP John Strickler discussed using aided language input in videos that focus on PODD, on an iPad with LAMP, and on a communication book with core and fringe words.
- One Kids Place produced this helpful overview.
This post was written by Carole Zangari