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More Ideas for AAC Awareness Month 2018

October 8, 2018 by - Leave your thoughts

More Ideas for AAC Awareness Month 2018

AAC Awareness Month continues! It’s exciting to see how families and professionals around the world are hosting events (see our suggestions here) and doing all sorts of informal activities to build awareness of AAC. In today’s post, we share a variety of materials that can be printed and/or shared. Print and display an AAC Poster. From CoughDrop: Keys to Modeling From Rachael Langley: Subway Art From Lauren Enders: AAC Do/Do Not From Kate Ahern: The Periodic Table of AAC From Noodle Nook: 5 Tips for Communicating with Nonverbal Students From Scope: Speak Up and Be Safe From PrAACtical AAC: More Teaching, Less Testing Share handouts Print, hang, or give someone an AAC awareness image 10 Commandments of AAC Devices Hanen Center: Tips for Parents of Children Who Communicate Without Words Susan Berkowitz: Partner Strategies for Augmentative Communication Scope: AAC Strategies in Healthcare Settings Have fun with AAC memes created by a variety... [Read More...]

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AAC on Facebook: 10 Groups to Check Out

October 20, 2015 by - Leave your thoughts

AAC on Facebook: 10 Groups to Check Out

Have an AAC question that you need answered at 11:00 pm? Want to be alerted to discounts on AAC apps? Need some ideas for AAC teaching? Looking for a specific AAC assessment form? Have some time to encourage a family or professional who is new to AAC? Just got the news that you have a budget for equipment and want suggestions? Facebook is a great place to connect with like-minded individuals to converse about AAC and related topics. Most SGD companies and app developers have their own Facebook pages, so search for the ones that you use most frequently. Here are some of the more active AAC groups on Facebook that are not aligned to a specific device or app. AAC for the SLP  AAC and AT Networking Augmentative Communication Resources and Help  AAC: Alternative Awesome Communicators Rett Syndrome Communication Device and Information Exchange  Angelman, Literacy, and Education (NOT limited... [Read More...]

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Five Facebook Groups for Families of Beginning Communicators

September 10, 2014 by - 4 Comments

Five Facebook Groups for Families of Beginning Communicators

What’s better than parents and professionals who are knowledgeable about beginning to use AAC with children? Connecting with them on Facebook. Here are some of the most active AAC-related groups out there. 1. Speak for Yourself Users Group (Despite it’s name, this one is not limited to families/professionals who use SFY.) 2. AAC: Alternative Awesome Communicators 3. Angelman, Literacy, and Education (Despite the name, the content is very applicable to a broad range of developmental disabilities.) 4. Apraxia-Kids (not AAC-specific but lots of good information) 5. PrAACtical AAC (Okay, we’re biased!)  

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PrAACtical Experiences

February 5, 2014 by - 1 Comment

PrAACtical Experiences

What do you wish you had known when you started providing AAC services? Awhile back, we posed this question on our Facebook page: “What are two things you wish you had known when you started providing AAC services?” The prAACtical responses got us  thinking. Take a look. “The families need just as much training as the kids do.” Yup, and we’ll add something else to that. WE need training, too! We expect so much of ourselves, which is fine, but we also need administrators, agencies, and colleagues to realize that it takes a lot to keep up with changes in the science and technology. That doesn’t come cheap or easy. “Don’t be afraid to ask others in the field. They are so helpful for problem solving.” We couldn’t agree more. Most AAC professionals we’ve met have been incredibly supportive. Reach out to others in your area, through social media, and at... [Read More...]

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Where to Get PrAACtical

June 10, 2013 by - 2 Comments

Where to Get PrAACtical

Like many of you, we never imagined the role that social media sites would play in our professional development. We’d love to expand our horizons and connect with you on Facebook, Twitter, Scoop.It, Pinterest, Linked In, SpringPad, and places like that. If you feel the same way and have a presence on these sites, let us know how to follow you.

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Building Acceptance for AAC: Sharing Information

October 20, 2012 by - Leave your thoughts

Building Acceptance for AAC: Sharing Information

While there are certainly attitudinal barriers to AAC, it’s also true that sometimes the people we are trying to influence just need more information. Sounds simple, right? Not exactly. Especially when we consider these factors. Adult learners prefer to chart their own course to learning new things rather than have others lay that out for them. Our behaviors are most likely to change when we discover solutions for ourselves, as opposed to following directions that others give to us. We have a limited amount of time to guide others to the information they need. Here are some things that have worked for us. Develop a bank of educational materials that pertain to the topics that you face most often in your clinical work. Create resource files for general topics, such as the empirically-supported benefits of AAC, and specific topics, such as the evidence base for using SGDs with individuals who... [Read More...]

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Global Day of AAC

October 16, 2012 by - Leave your thoughts

Global Day of AAC

“If I am not for myself, then who will be for me? And if I am only for myself, then what am I? And if not now, when?” (Rabbi Hillel) Join the 4th Annual 24-Hour Global AAC Chat tomorrow, which starts tomorrow October 17 at 8:00 am (Eastern Time, USA) and runs until Thursday morning. The AAC Chat will continue nonstop for 24 hours on Skype, Facebook, and Twitter. Judy Bailey and Justin Bergers have organized this year’s event. Join people from around the globe in a chat session, by tweeting, or posting to a web page. Share information and resources. Share a story, ask a question, or encourage someone on their AAC journey. Make new friends. Connect with others. Everyone with an interest in AAC is welcome. Here’s how you can support this effort: Skype: Send your Skype name to info@aacawareness.org or contact Judy Bailey directly (via Skype at judy.bailey3) to... [Read More...]

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BHSM Resources: AAC RERC on Facebook

May 11, 2012 by - Leave your thoughts

BHSM Resources: AAC RERC on Facebook

AAC-RERC is a Facebook group that is not as active as some of the others we’ve shared, but the quality of the content more than makes up for the low volume. If you are looking for updates on research-based presentations and projects relating to AAC, you may want to visit them the next time you are spending some quality time on Facebook.

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BHSM Resource: SLPeeps

May 10, 2012 by - Leave your thoughts

BHSM Resource: SLPeeps

In honor of Better Hearing and Speech Month, we’re continuing to focus on resources that help SLPs connect, grow, and support one another. This week’s posts have centered on Facebook and today we’re giving a shout out to SLPeeps. There’s nothing like getting a bunch of SLPs together and letting them have at it. New materials, strong opinions, ideas for therapy, success stories, funny anecdotes and more. Connect with about 1000 of your closest professional friends at this dynamic Facebook group.

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