Tag Archive: Gail Van Tatenhove

PrAACtical Resources: Teaching Peers About AAC

September 21, 2017 by - Leave your thoughts

PrAACtical Resources: Teaching Peers About AAC

It is not overstating things to say that Gail Van Tatenhove’s resources have shaped the way AAC is practiced all around the world. In this post, we share a terrific booklet that she created to help those who are supporting students in inclusive settings. While this specific resource is designed to teach the basic idea of Minspeak, the student-friendly approach she has used is a wonderful example that can inspire those of us who support students working with a wider variety of AAC systems. Enjoy this little gem!

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Video of the Week: AAC Data Collection

September 13, 2017 by - Leave your thoughts

Video of the Week: AAC Data Collection

Measuring progress is part of good therapy and instruction, but knowing how to address this in meaningful ways for AAC learners can be tricky. In today’s post, AAC expert Gail Van Tatenhove discusses the who, what, when, where, why, and how of AAC data collection for school-based teams. The video is part of the Power AAC initiative at PaTTAN. Many thanks to their wonderful AT Team and to Gail for this wonderful presentation. Handouts for this presentation can be downloaded here. You can see more videos and material from Gail in these previous posts.

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Video of the Week: Using Core Vocabulary in Activity-based Intervention

October 26, 2014 by - 3 Comments

Video of the Week: Using Core Vocabulary in Activity-based Intervention

Have you heard enough about core vocabulary yet? Most SLPs are on board with the concept, but still appreciate information about how to implement it in their intervention. In this video, master clinician Gail Van Tatenhove shares some prAACtical ideas for using core words in activity-based instruction.    

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Video of the Week: Mentoring AAC Learners

September 21, 2014 by - Leave your thoughts

Video of the Week - Mentoring AAC Learners

Is anyone else excited by the AAC mentoring movement? AAC learners getting guidance from more experienced people who use AAC: this is a movement that has incredible potential. In this post, we share videos from Gail Van Tatenhove, Phillip Wickman, and Faye Warren. These videos are a project of BeCOME:AAC. Mentoring Overview LAF, don’t CRY Part 1: http://youtu.be/BVN1YDj2_yM?list=UUmW9EmH-eaHSe8ZUGciVX4A Part 2: http://youtu.be/K3rG1AfvQOk?list=UUmW9EmH-eaHSe8ZUGciVX4A  

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Listen Up! AAC-related Podcasts You Might Enjoy

May 22, 2014 by - 1 Comment

Listen Up! AAC-related Podcasts You May Enjoy

For today’s post, we turn to the Texas Assistive Technology Network’s Podcast Project, under the direction of AT specialist Mike Marotta. They were recorded during their 2012 conference. Podcasts are really efficient ways of learning for people who are always on the go. You can listen to them on the computer, your phone, in the car, and on your walks. Prefer to read? The transcripts are also available. Here are a few that we thought you might like.  Featuring Gail Van Tatenhove Featuring Denise DeCoste Featuring Vicky Roy

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AAC Vocabulary Lists

December 16, 2013 by - 8 Comments

AAC Vocabulary Lists

We were looking for some core vocabulary lists the other day and it struck us: Maybe you were, too! Here are some we found, both for core words and other AAC-related topics. Core Vocabulary Adults  – Baladin& Iacono, 1999 via Minspeak.com Adults – Hill, 2001 via Minspeak.com Children – Banajee et al. 2003 via Minspeak.com Children [UNL] Children – Marvin et al. 1994 via Minspeak.com Children (combined sources) – Anderson & Bitner, 2013 Common core related words [UNC CLDS] Young adults [UNL] Older adults [UNL] Various classroom, academic, and related lists [Gail Van Tatenhove] ALS  [UNL] Break time at work [UNL] Dolch words: PreK through 3rd grade Medically-oriented [UNL] Young children  [UNL] Know of one that we should add to the list? Please comment or get in touch so we can add it in. ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: UNC: University of North Carolina UNL: University of Nebraska-Lincoln

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Core Word Vocabulary Classroom Kit by Gail Van Tatenhove

November 3, 2013 by - 2 Comments

Core Vocabulary Classroom Kit by Gail Van Tatenhove

Need some help with core vocabulary teaching? Check out The Core Vocabulary Classroom Kit by Gail Van Tatenhove.  Really awesome visual supports to go with core word teaching and active learning.   *There is a fee for this kit. However, Gail Van Tatenhove also has many free resources on her website and on Minspeak’s website. **We receive no financial benefit from this product. We just think it is a great resource.

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A Year of AAC Core Vocabulary, Unity Style

April 26, 2013 by - 4 Comments

A Year of AAC Core Words, Unity Style

One of the things we most appreciate about the AAC community is the generosity of spirit and sense of collaboration. When we first posted our Year of AAC Core Vocabulary, Gail Van Tatenhove, Russell Cross, and others in the Minspeak community generously shared it with professionals and families. More importantly, they adapted it with Minspeak symbols so that the resource could be more useful to people learning to communicate with that symbol system. We’re excited to be able to share the Year Of AAC Core adapted by Russell Cross. There are two versions: one for people learning 84-location Unity programs and another for people working with the 144-location version. There is one set of cards for each month with  about 12 core words each so that professionals can provide extra practice of a selected set of core words.  Many, many thanks to Gail and Russell for adapting our work and... [Read More...]

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