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Fast FAACt Friday: Bruce Baker on the Origins of Minspeak

November 7, 2014 by - Leave your thoughts

Fast FAACt Friday: Bruce Baker on the Origins of Minspeak

Some of the most powerful AAC devices in the world were inspired by hieroglyphics. We’re wrapping up the week by going back to the beginnings…of  Minspeak, that is. In this video, Bruce Baker takes us back to 1980 when he used his background in classical languages and hieroglyphics to develop ‘Minimum Effort Speech,’ or Minspeak. Take a look.  

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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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