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AAC Posts from PrAACtical Week #45: November, 2017

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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

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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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AAC Posts from PrAACtical Week #43: October, 2017

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AAC Posts from PrAACtical Week #43: October, 2017

Between the AAC Awareness Activities, conferences, and preparations for Halloween, you might have missed these posts from our prAACtical week. Monday – AAC Awareness Month, Week 3: Look, Listen, & Learn Wednesday – PrAACtically Reading with Karen Natoci: The Family Book Thursday – AAC Assessment Corner with Vicki Clarke: Ready, SETT, AAC Evaluate! Saturday – Faces of AAC: Making It Work in A Busy Family   Need a few more posts to browse? PrAACtically Halloween: Considerations for an AAC-friendly Halloween (downloads) Halloween Recipes: Cooking AAC Style AACtual Therapy: Teaching Comments and Social Phrases How We Do It: Handy Tools for Language Sampling in AAC Aided Language Input with Dr. Caroline Musselwhite

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AAC Posts from PrAACtical Week #40: October, 2017

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AAC Posts from PrAACtical Week #40: October, 2017

Today marks the start of AAC Awareness Month. Let’s kick it off with some posts from last week and then dig into the archives. Monday – PrAACtically October: AAC Resources for A Year of Core Vocabulary Wednesday – Video of the Week: Breaking Down Barriers to AAC Implementation Thursday – How We Do It: Developing & Implementing a District-wide Focus on Communication and Core Vocabulary (Part 1) Need some information or videos on ways to better support people with challenging behavior? Here are some posts that may be of interest. PrAACtical Resources: Behavioral Supports for Young Children AAC and Challenging Behavior Using Structure to Minimize Behavioral Challenges Preventing Problem Behavior at School with Dr. Barry Prizant Communication Supports for Problem Behavior with Dr. Pat Mirenda Starting tomorrow, we’ll share ideas and materials for celebrating AAC Awareness Month, but we just couldn’t wait to share Lauren Enders‘ collection of AAC and literacy apps... [Read More...]

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AAC Posts from PrAACtical Week # 39: September, 2017

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AAC Posts from PrAACtical Week # 39: September, 2017

Have a few minutes to browse some AAC posts? Here’s a quick selection to choose from. Monday – How We Do It: Using AAC to Repair Communication Breakdowns Wednesday – Video of the Week: Choosing the Right AAC App Thursday – PrAACtical Resources: Teaching Peers About AAC Friday – PrAACtical News: AAC Disaster Relief Book-related Posts PrAACtically Reading with Karen Natoci: Apples PrAACtically Reading with Karen Natoci: It’s Okay to Be Different Infusing AAC Core Vocabulary into Interactive Storybook Reading Adapting Books with Visual Scenes Five Books Featuring Children Who Use AAC  

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AAC Posts from PrAACtical Week # 38: September, 2017

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AAC Posts from PrAACtical Week # 38: September, 2017

We’ve been busy recovering from Hurricane Irma but wanted share a few posts with you nonetheless. Wednesday – Video of the Week: AAC Data Collection The events of the week gave us an opportunity to connect with friends, near and far. It also made us think about how far we have to go in learning the best ways to help AAC learners build meaningful and lasting friendships. Here are some previous posts on that topic. On Friendship: Supporting AAC Learners A Recipe for Friendship Friendship Skills for Children with ASD Who Use AAC 5 Ways That SLPs Can Support Friendships for People Who Use AAC 5 (More) Resources for Supporting Friendships in Individuals who use AAC

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AAC Posts from PrAACtical Week # 37: September, 2017

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AAC Posts from PrAACtical Week # 37: September, 2017

There are busy weeks and there are stressful weeks, and then there are stressful-and-busy weeks. Hurricane Irma took up much of our time and energy this week, and the impending storm made me really grateful that WordPress allows advance scheduling of blog posts. By the time you’re reading this, the power may be out at PrAACtical AAC Central. Either way, you can still look over the posts from this week. Monday – PrAACtical Resources: Storm Preparation and Recovery Wednesday – Video of the Week: Real Life AAC Thursday – Emergency Preparedness for the AAC Family If that’s too much storm-related reading for you, try these posts instead. AAC Therapy: When the Lesson Plan Fails From Activity-based AAC to Robust Language: Part 1 From Activity-based AAC to Robust Language: Part 2 Supporting Language Growth in AAC Learners: Part 1 Supporting Language Growth in AAC Learners: Part 2 Hoping we all have a calmer,... [Read More...]

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AAC Posts from PrAACtical Week #36: September, 2017

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AAC Posts from PrAACtical Week #36: September, 2017

And just like that, it’s ‘Goodbye, Summer’ and ‘Hello Fall.’ It’s been a busy time preparing for the transition, and you may have missed some posts from last week. Here’s what was shared: Monday – PrAACtically September: AAC Resources for a Year of Core Vocabulary Wednesday – Video of the Week: Keep It Fun, Flexible, & Available. AAC All Day Long in the Special Needs Classroom Thursday – PrAACtical Resources on Language Development :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: Not enough reading material to browse? Here are some posts on AAC in the Classroom that may be of interest. AAC in the High School Classroom: Where Core Vocabulary Meets Life Skills TELL ME: AAC in the Preschool Classroom How We Do It: AAC in the Special Education Classroom AAC in the Classroom for Students with Significant Disabilities – Implementation & Data Collection 5 Visual Supports for the AAC Classroom  

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AAC Posts from PrAACtical Week # 35: August 2017

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AC Posts from PrAACtical Week # 35: August 2017

Happy Sunday, AAC friends! Things just keep getting busier and busier around here and I bet it’s the same for you. If you had your hands full and missed our AAC posts, you can check them out by clicking on the links below. Monday – PrAACtical Ideas for Repurposing Older AAC Technology Wednesday – Video of the Week: AAC and Core Vocabulary in the Classroom Looking for a few more places to browse? Check out some of these posts on working with teens and young adults. Starting AAC with Teens and Young Adults Conversation Practice with Teens and Young Adults 5 Ways to Use Magazines in AAC Therapy Books for Beginning Readers of Any Age Visual Supports in AAC Therapy with Older Student and Adults Have a great week, everyone!

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AAC Posts from PrAACtical Week # 34: August 2017

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AAC Posts from PrAACtical Week #34, August 2017

It’s Back-to-School week for us and that meant some busy therapists, teachers, and families! If you were too busy for AAC reading, you might want to check out a few of these posts. Monday – 3 Tools for AAC Planning Wednesday – Video of the Week: Sensory Intervention for Individuals with ASD: What Does the Research Say? Friday – AAC Intervention: 5 Activities with PrAACtical Potential :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: Need a little more reading material? These posts discuss specific activities that can be used alongside evidence-based intervention strategies in our AAC teaching. Home Made Ice Cream with Jill Senner and Matt Word Clouds BrainPOP Toca Store AAC & Anti-bullying with ‘Stand Tall, Marylou Melon!’ Stop and Go

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