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Global Day of AAC: 2014

October 22, 2014 by - 2 Comments

Global Day of AAC: 2014

Join the party! Today, people all over the world are celebrating the possibilities of AAC. Judy Bailey has once again taken the lead to promote a variety of activities, Here’s what’s happening. A bit of conversation on the International AAC Awareness Month Facebook Page Discussions on Twitter that include a special hashtag: #AACchat An AAC chat via Skype (connect with Judy Bailey on Skype judy.bailey3) starting at 8 AM today Eastern Daylight Time (USA) Justin Bergers’ internet radio program at http://solaremire.ddns.net:8167/listen.pls

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Strategy of the Month: Understanding Our Learners

September 15, 2014 by - Leave your thoughts

Strategy of the Month: Understanding Our Learners

This month, we’re thinking about what it takes to create therapy sessions that engage our AAC learners. A big piece of that is challenging learners at an appropriate level. It’s a simple concept, but can be tricky to translate for an individual learner and task. As much as we try to, it’s hard to really get a feel for what our clients are experiencing. Our bodies work well, for the most part, so we don’t automatically account for differences in sensory processing, motor control, executive functioning, cognition, or memory. We try. We really do. But I’m not sure we do it as well as we hope to do. Revisiting these concepts as an intellectual exercise isn’t going to fix that, but for me (and maybe some of you), it can serve as a helpful reminder. Awareness Ours is an empathetic profession. Still, we don’t always truly understand what our clients... [Read More...]

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