Tag Archive: ASD

Video of the Week: PODD in the ASD Classroom

August 17, 2014 by - Leave your thoughts

Video of the Week: PODD in the ASD Classroom

When something works, it’s worth sharing. This week, we travel to the UK, where SLP Laura Tarver gives a quick overview of using PODD books in a classroom of children with ASD at Eagle House Primary School. You can learn more about PODD here. Direct Link to Video:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=shrO9jd73Pg  

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On Autism and AAC

July 18, 2014 by - 1 Comment

On Autism and AAC

Today we are revisiting some of Robin’s most popular posts. 30 Ways to Celebrate Autism Awareness Month AAC Must-Have’s for the Classroom and Therapy Room The First 12: Getting Started with Core Words Literacy For Everyone with Adapted Books Beyond Requesting: Using Scripts to Teach Conversation AAC Goals That Matter Creating Communication Boards: There are Lot of Apps for That! Join Together: Core and Fringe Vocabulary Beyond Requesting: Let’s Chat with Peers Begin AAC Now: 10 Things to Do  

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Evidence-based AAC Strategies for Students with Autism with Betsy Caporale

June 13, 2014 by - Leave your thoughts

Evidence-based AAC Strategies for Students with Autism with Betsy Caporale

Autism Awareness and Acceptance Month may be over, but our interests in providing empirically-supported AAC services are long-lasting. In this post, we are pleased to be able to share the work of Betsy Caporale, an SLP with more than 20 years experience working in AAC, AT, and ASD.  She has worked in a variety of settings including public schools, private hospitals and clinics.  Currently, Betsy works at for the California Department of Education, Diagnostic Center in Northern California. Betsy has graciously agreed to share a presentation given a few months back at the California Speech Language and Hearing Association conference. You can download and view it here or in the AAC e-Toolbox.  

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Video of the Week: Apps for Autism

April 27, 2014 by - Leave your thoughts

Video of the Week: Apps for Autism

The Autism Research Institute presents ‘Apps for Autism’ by T. Sutton, SLP.  Get ideas for where to look for apps, how to select apps for speech-language, academic, and social goals, and specific app ideas with clinical rationales for choosing and using apps. Get ready for some goal focused app fun! (direct link to video:  http://youtu.be/y5QbrsTNyXY)

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AACtual Therapy: From PECS to iPad with Jason Butcher

April 17, 2014 by - 2 Comments

AACtual Therapy: From PECS to iPad with Jason Butcher

We are pleased to share a guest post by SLP Jason Butcher, who serves students at Grant County Middle School. Jason has been working with middle and high school students for the past 14 years.  He earned his Master’s in Communication Disorders from the University of Kentucky in 1999.  He admits that he came to do AAC more out of necessity than interest due to serving a huge variety and degree of speech/language impairments on his caseload.  He has always enjoyed working with technology and is patient when fixing problems, qualities that he thinks have served him well when hitting the inevitable roadblocks that come with working in the area of AAC. In this post, Jason shares some candid thoughts on the transition from PECS to an iPad for a student with whom he works. It was nearing the end of September when I began to fear that Ms. Ruff, a teacher... [Read More...]

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10 AAC Things to Do for Autism Awareness/Acceptance Month

April 1, 2014 by - 1 Comment

10 AAC Things to Do for Autism Acceptance Month

We love  Autism Awareness and Acceptance Month. There is so much excitement and great community activities.  The month becomes very busy so we love choosing events and projects that facilitate autism acceptance and AAC learning.  We pass out materials, have contests, do extra trainings and have many public awareness events.  We make sure to support our events and activities with AAC materials.   Here are some of the things we do and recommend to support AAC and Autism learning. Please share any activities or projects that you know about. Bake, share, & eat some desserts. Use and include visual recipes when cooking. Need inspiration?..  Go to Your Special Chef for shopping lists and recipes.  Educate peers visually by using the Autism Acceptance Book: Being a Friend to Someone with Autism by Ellen Sabin Develop & Use a personal participation story (modified social story) to let alert someone that this will... [Read More...]

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