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Using Multiple AAC Symbol Sets and Systems with AAC Learners: Considerations for Thoughtful Interventionists

August 10, 2017 by - 6 Comments

Using Multiple AAC Symbol Sets and Systems with AAC Learners: Considerations for Thoughtful Interventionists

PCS, Pixons, Minspeak symbols, Smarty Symbols, Symbol Stix, CoughDrop Symbols, ARASAAC symbols, Mulberry symbols, Lesson Pix, Sclera symbols, and more. In terms of AAC symbol options, we are living in plentiful times.  It isn’t uncommon to see situations like Jonah’s. On a typical school day, Jonah is likely to encounter at least three types of pictures for the same words. He has Smarty Symbols on his AAC app and a classroom core board with PCS, and is using instructional materials using Symbol Stix. These are each great ways of visually representing language, but here’s something to think about: Does it help or hurt Jonah to have 3 different pictures for the same word? There are many options in symbol sets and systems, and each has its own strengths and weaknesses. Here are some things to think about as you and your team are making these decisions. There is no empirical... [Read More...]

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Five Ways to Store Picture Symbols

July 9, 2014 by - 3 Comments

Five Ways to Store Picture Symbols

We had a real chuckle when this photo came across our Twitterfeed (@PrAACticalAAC-Robin, @CommGreenhouse-Carole). The discussion that followed led us to think about our favorite ways of storing those little gems. Slide protectors and sports card protectors Hanging jewelry organizers Tackle and utility boxes Craft boxes for beads  Tabbed coupon wallets Do you have a favorite way of storing the icons and picture symbols that you use in your therapy? We’d love to know about it.

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