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AAC Posts from PrAACtical Week #4: January, 2018

January 21, 2018 by - Leave your thoughts

AAC Posts from PrAACtical Week #4: January, 2018

Happy Sunday,  AAC friends! Looking for tips to hone your AAC therapy and instruction? We shaerd quite a few on the blog this week. Monday – 10 Tips for Starting AAC Therapy with Little Ones Wednesday – Video of the Week: Supporting Emergent AAC Learners in Inclusive Education Through Descriptive Teaching Thursday –  Building Linguistic Competence in AAC Learners: 3 Areas to Consider Targeting And if you are thirsty for more, check out some past posts on activities and materials for AAC therapy and instruction. Magic Moments with Verb Circus PrAACtical Ways to Make Decisions about Thematic Therapy Materials Why We Love AAC Language Experience Activities Vocabulary Activities: 5 Sites About Learning with Avatars AAC Intervention: 5 Activities with PrAACtical Potential  

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AAC Posts from PrAACtical Week #3: January, 2018

January 14, 2018 by - Leave your thoughts

AAC Posts from PrAACtical Week #3: January, 2018

It’s been a busy week of classes and conferences. Here are some AAC posts you might have missed. Monday: PrAACtical Resources: AT and Transition Planning Wednesday: Video of the Week – Using Evidence to Improve our Professional Development Thursday: It’s PrAACtically Martin Luther King Jr Day And if you need a few more posts to browse, here are some suggestions. AAC in the ASD Classroom: Predictable Chart Writing with Core Vocabulary Supporting AAC Learners in Emergent Writing: 5 Helpful Resources Shared Writing and AAC PrAACtical Resources for Writing Notes to Send Home Using an Alphabet Flipbook for Writing

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AAC Posts from PrAACtical Week #2: January, 2018

January 7, 2018 by - Leave your thoughts

AAC Posts from PrAACtical Week #2: January, 2018

As hard as it is to get back to work after a holiday break, it was nice to resume a regular routine of AAC. Hope your New Year is off to a great start! Monday: Ushering in a New Year of AAC Wednesday: Video of the Week — AACtually Doing It: Core in the Classroom Thursday: Hold That Core: When Do You Not Use a Core Vocabulary Approach? More to explore: AAC for the Beginning Communicator Helping Beginning Communicators Expand Their Sentence Length A PrAACtical Literacy Activity for Beginning Communicators Data Collection for the Beginning AAC User: Essential Things to Measure to Expedite Progress

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AAC Posts from PrAACtical Week #1: January, 2018

December 31, 2017 by - Leave your thoughts

Ready to launch a brand new year? Let’s make it full of AAC goodness! In the meantime, here are a few posts from last week to catch up with. Monday: Happy Christmas! Wednesday: Top AAC Videos Thursday: PrAACtically January: AAC Resources for A Year of Core Words Looking for more to browse? Check out these previous posts for a little AAC inspiration. Teaching Peers About AAC A Classroom Journey with PODD Writing to Read It’s All About Us Magic Moments with Tellagami

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AAC Posts from PrAACtical Week #51: December, 2017

December 17, 2017 by - Leave your thoughts

Busy with end-of-semester paperwork and holiday preparations? Here are some posts you may have missed. Monday – PrAACtical Resources: Communication Supports Inventory for Children and Youth Wednesday – Video of the Week: AAC, ASD, & Individual Differences Thursday – PrAACtical Collaboration: Teaming Up to Build Communication with a Treat Cart (Part 2) If you’re in the mood to check out some other posts, take a look at some of the past posts on AAC in the family. Family Collaboration by Dr. Barry Prizant From Presence to Contribution – A Family’s Journey Towards an Inclusive Life AAC at Home Connecting with Caregivers to Support AAC Learning: 3 Things to Try PrAACtical Families: 5 Grants That Support AAC 

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AAC Posts from PrAACtical Week #50: December, 2017

December 10, 2017 by - Leave your thoughts

AAC Posts from PrAACtical Week #50: December, 2017

Baking, shopping, wrapping. Grading, report-writing. Ugly sweaters, Secret Santas, Elf on a Shelf, Mensch on a Bench. December is zooming by. If you missed a few posts, we get it. Put your feet up, take a breath, and click away! Monday – PrAACtical Research: AAC Intervention for Children with ASD Wednesday – Video of the Week: Parent’s Guide to AAC Assessment Thursday – PrAACtical Collaboration: Teaming Up to Build Communication with a Treat Cart (Part 1) Saturday – When Disaster Strikes: USSAAC’s Response to Families with AAC Needs Still in the AAC mood? Here’s a sampling of previous posts on cooking and AAC for your browsing pleasure. PrAACtical Supports for Older Learners: AT Recipes for Success, Part 5 – Let’s Cook! How I Do It: Cooking in the Classroom with Carol Goossens’ Literacy: Cookies & Core AACtual Therapy with Deanna Wagner: Why Cook When You Can’t Eat? PrAACtical Peek: Decorating Cookies

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AAC Posts from PrAACtical Week #49: November, 2017

December 3, 2017 by - Leave your thoughts

AAC Posts from PrAACtical Week #49: November, 2017

Hello, December! Life seems to be speeding up these days, with little time for reading blog posts. Here are a few that you may have missed. Monday – PrAACtically December: AAC Resources for A Year of Core Vocabulary Wednesday – Video of the Week: CVI – The Everyday Impact on People Who Use AAC Thursday – PrAACtically Reading with Karen Natoci: Hello, Holidays! Shopping, wrapping, baking, decorating…all part of the holiday preparations. But, as AAC interventionists, we’re also thinking about preparations of a different sort – helping our AAC learners get ready for the holidays. Holidays can be tough, not just because of the change in routine, but also because there are so many expectations for conversation. Here are some past posts related to conversational skills. Balance Pans: A Learning Toy that Helps Build Conversation Skills From Conversation to Skill-Building Conversations with Adults who have Intellectual Disabilities AAC Conversation Club Holiday Talk: AAC... [Read More...]

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AAC Posts from PrAACtical Week #48: November, 2017

November 26, 2017 by - Leave your thoughts

AAC Posts from PrAACtical Week #48: November, 2017

Here in the U.S., it’s been a beautiful but busy week of family, friends, food, and fun. If you missed a few posts between the preparation and celebration, you can catch up here. Monday – “But He Doesn’t Like It!” 5 Things to Try with AAC Learners Who Don’t Like Shared Reading Wednesday – Video of the Week: AAC 101 for First Responders Thursday – A PrAACtical Thanksgiving And if you’re in the mood, feel free to poke around some AAC posts from years gone by. 5 Quick and Easy Games That Build AAC Skills Building Sentence Length Through Conversational Routines and Games eGames for Switch Users Appy Learning with The Speech Techie Home Programming with AAC

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AAC Posts from PrAACtical Week #45: November, 2017

November 5, 2017 by - Leave your thoughts

AAC Posts from PrAACtical Week #45: November, 2017

Busy week? Here are a handful of AAC posts that you might have missed. Monday – PrAACtically November: AAC Resources for a Year of Core Vocabulary Wednesday – Video of the Week: Understanding Functional Communication Training Thursday – PrAACtical Families: 5 Grants That Support AAC Looking for materials to get ready for another busy week? You might get some ideas from these posts: AAC on TpT: 5 Free Downloads Miami Dade Prekindergarten Program for Children with Disabilities 5 ‘Go-To Sites for Visual Supports Free Resources for Making AAC and Visual Supports Downloadable AAC Posters

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AAC Posts from PrAACtical Week #44: October, 2017

October 29, 2017 by - Leave your thoughts

AAC Posts from PrAACtical Week #44: October, 2017

Hope you found a way to make AAC Awareness Month meaningful in your life and/or community. Here are some posts that you may have missed in your busy week. Monday – AAC Awareness Month, Week 4: Read & Share Wednesday – The Power of AAC for Distance Communication Thursday – How I Do It: Using Animated Shorts in Language Therapy with AAC Learners And if you’ve got time to squeeze in a little more Halloween-y fun, take a look at these past posts. PrAACtically Halloween: Considerations for an AAC-friendly Holiday 5 Fun AAC Things to Do to Get Ready for Halloween Halloween Recipes for Cooking AAC Style 5 Tips for Talking About Halloween After It’s Over Finally, we know that there are lots of AAC Superheroes out there. (Yes, you!) Claim your name, AAC friends!

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