Tag Archive: early intervention

10 Tips for Starting AAC Therapy with Little Ones

January 16, 2018 by - 2 Comments

10 Tips for Starting AAC Therapy with Little Ones

It’s exciting to see so many graduate student SLPs and new graduates who are interested in working with people with AAC needs. We hear from them frequently with questions about how to be effective in their therapy and the practical aspects of running a good therapy session. Here are some tips we frequently share with those who are starting to implement AAC with young children. Use a visual schedule for every session. The operative word there is ‘use.’ Making a schedule for our therapy is a great start, but unless we really use the schedule all throughout the session, it’s unlikely to provide many benefits. Go to it as soon as you get into the room, AND before and after every activity. (For those who are interested, there is more on making and effectively implementing visual schedules here. Trust the process. You will need to do this at least 4-8... [Read More...]

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Watch It Wednesday: AAC in Early Childhood

March 4, 2015 by - Leave your thoughts

AAC in Early Childhood

Want to learn more about using AAC with young children? That is the topic for today’s video, presented by Dr. Rae Sonnenmeier of the Institute on Disability at the University of New Hampshire. She discusses key issues and reviews a 5-step process for helping the little ones develop communication through AAC. https://vimeo.com/91725812  

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Strategy of the Month: A PrAACtical Resource – AT for the Little Ones

July 7, 2014 by - 4 Comments

Strategy of the Month: A PrAACtical Resource - AT for the Little Ones

This month we’re sharing resources that have prAACtical applications. Today, we look at a project developed jointly by the Pacer Center and the Tots ‘n Tech Program at Arizona State University. Get your DIY on with EZ AT 2: A Guide for Increasing Young Children’s Participation in Daily Activities and Routines.  

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AAC & AT Supports in Early Intervention

August 25, 2013 by - 2 Comments

AAC & AT Supports in Early Intervention

SLPs have known for a very long time, that investments in early intervention pay off in a big way. But how is AAC factoring into the services that are being provided to young children with significant communication challenges? Today, we’re pleased to feature a video on this topic developed by the University of Toledo’s Partner’s Project. Dr. William McInerny provides a helpful overview.

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