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AAC Posts from PrAACtical Week # 30 – July 2018

July 22, 2018 by - Leave your thoughts

AAC Posts from PrAACtical Week # 30 - July 2018

Hope you had a wonderful, AAC-filled week. Here are a handful of posts you may have missed. Monday – Beyond the Basics: Thoughts On Effective Language Instruction for AAC Learners Tuesday – AAC Link Up Wednesday – Video of the Week: Aided AAC and the IEP Thursday – Beyond the Big Core Board :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: Still have room for more? Here’s a small selection for you to peruse. “Can I Ask You a Question?” Language Experience Surveys Language Experience Surveys: 8 Fun Ideas Strengthening the Communication Environment Barriers to Access for AAC Learners Living an Accessible Life

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AAC Posts from PrAACtical Week # 29 – July 2018

July 15, 2018 by - Leave your thoughts

AAC Posts from PrAACtical Week # 29 - July 2018

It’s been a busy week out there in AAC Land! Here are are a handful of posts you may have missed. Monday – Insufficient Options: Messages to Consider Adding to the AAC Device Tuesday – AAC Link Up Wednesday – Video of the Week: AAC Explainer Thursday – PrAACtical Perspectives on Part-time AAC Use And if you have more time for browsing, you can peruse some of these links. ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: Adapting Books with Visual Scenes AAC and Dementia with Dr. Melanie Fried-Oken Aided Language Input During Play Addressing the 4 Most Overlooked Operational Skills for High Tech AAC Users Reducing Prompt Dependence in AAC Learners: 5 Things to Try :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::

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AAC Posts from PrAACtical Week # 28 – July 2018

July 8, 2018 by - Leave your thoughts

AAC Posts from PrAACtical Week # 28 - July 2018

Happy Sunday, AAC friends. Here are some posts you may have missed. Monday – PrAACtical Resources: Core Vocabulary Flipbook for July Words Tuesday – AAC Link Up Wednesday – Independence Day, AAC style! Thursday – 5 Visual Supports for Emotions and Feelings ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: Looking for a couple of additional posts to explore? Check out these selections fromt the archives. PrAACtical Suggestions: How to Get Started with a New AAC Client Visual Schedules 411 How to Use Magnets to Promote Language Development Visual Supports for Places We Go (downloadable template) From Disney Princesses to Houseplants: More on Building Communication Opportunities

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AAC Posts from PrAACtical Week # 27 – July 2018

July 1, 2018 by - Leave your thoughts

AAC Posts from PrAACtical Week # 27 - July 2018

Is it really time to turn to another page on the calendar? Time is flying by! Here are some AAC posts you may have missed in your busy week. Monday – PrAACtically July: AAC Resources for A Year of Core Vocabulary Tuesday – AAC Link Up Wednesday – Video of the Week: Putting Aided Language Into Practice Thursday – Using Vest Displays with Preschoolers on the Autism Spectrum ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: Looking for some more AAC for your day? Here are some things that may be of interest. New Word Teaching: A Peek Inside Some PrAACtical Therapy Sessions PrAACtical Questions: “What Should I Program on the AAC Device?” Vocabulary Instruction: When Definitions Don’t Work 5 Ways to Use PowerPoint in AAC Intervention Thoughts on Teaching Core Vocabulary (downloadable template) :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::

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AAC Posts from Week #26: June 2018

June 24, 2018 by - Leave your thoughts

AAC Posts from Week #26: June 2018

Hello, AAC friends! Hope your week went well. Here’s what we’ve been up to… Monday – 5 Ways to Use Books to Build Interaction with AAC Learners Tuesday – AAC Link Up Wednesday – Video of the Week: Be More with Core Thursday – PrAACtical Resources: Eye Gaze Set-up and Software :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: Still hungry for a little more AAC? Here are a few tasty morsels to explore. When Students are Reluctant Communicators: 5 Things to Try Build Friendship Skills with Peer-A-Mids A Recipe for Friendship On Friendship: Supporting AAC Learners AAC Goes to Summer Camp ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::

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AAC Posts from PrAACtical Week #25: June 2018

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AAC Posts from PrAACtical Week #25: June 2018

Happy Sunday, AAC friends. We’re celebrating Father’s Day here in the US but if you have time to catch up on a little AAC, you might be interested in a few of our posts from last week. Monday – AAC Assessment Corner with Vicki Clarke: Evaluating Skills For Use of Comprehensive AAC Systems, Part 2: Language Representation Elements – Noun Symbol Use for Functional Communication Tuesday – AAC Link Up Wednesday – Video of the Week: AAC in Emergency Situations – Tales from the Trenches Thursday – PrAACtical Resources: Core Vocabulary Flipbook for June Words :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: We spent part of the week with Dr. Caroline Musselwhite who shared some wonderful ideas for teaching emergent to early conventional literacy skills. Her terrific workshop got us in the mood for a little more on AAC, reading, and writing. Using an Alphabet Flipbook for Writing Writing Instruction for Students with Angelman Syndrome Robust Literacy Instruction for... [Read More...]

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AAC Posts from PrAACtical Week #24: June 2018

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AAC Posts from PrAACtical Week #24: June 2018

Happy Sunday, AAC friends! Before you start the work week, take a look at some of our posts from the week. Monday – PrAACtically Reading with Karen Natoci: How Do You Know It’s Summer?  Tuesday – AAC Link Up Wednesday – Video of the Week: AT for Writing Thursday –  PrAACtical Resources: AAC Tag Still have time for a little more AAC? Here are some past posts to browse. AAC in the High School Classroom: Where Core Vocabulary Meets Life Skills PrAACtical Teaching in the ASD Classroom: Shared Reading AAC in the Classroom: Presentations You May Have Missed Developing AAC Policies for Schools Cooking in the Classroom with Carol Goossens’

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AAC Posts from PrAACtical Week #22: May 2018

May 27, 2018 by - Leave your thoughts

AAC Posts from PrAACtical Week #22: May 2018

It’s a holiday weekend here in the US and that means a little more time to relax and catch up on things. If your day includes catching up on some AAC reading, check out our posts from the past week. Monday –  Message and Voice Banking Tuesday – AAC Link Up Wednesday – Video of the Week: Thinking About the Communication Bill of Rights Thursday – PrAACtically June: AAC Resources for A Year of Core Words Have time for a little more light reading? Here are a few topics you might like to explore. Using Structure to Support Participation Designing & Using Visual Supports for Older Students Using Scripts in AAC Therapy 5 Ways to Use Anchor Charts & Other Visual Supports in AAC Therapy 5 Visual Supports for AAC Learners Before you go, you may wish to review our privacy policies, which were updated as required by the General Data Protection Regulations which... [Read More...]

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AAC Posts from PrAACtical Week #21: May 2018

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AAC Posts from PrAACtical Week #21: May 2018

Hello, Sunday! As AAC service providers, the work we do often keeps us too busy to do much reading. And so, we often use the weekends to catch up. If you’re in that mode today, check out our posts from last week. Monday: PrAACtical Resources: Lockdown, Code Red, & Other School Safety Drills Tuesday: AAC Link Up Wednesday: Video of the Week: AAC in Acute Care Thursday: Throwback Thursday: Extension Activities for AAC Practice Still have an appetite for some more AAC? Here are a few past posts to sink your teeth into. 3 Ways to Use AAC Goals to Strengthen AAC Intervention Using Visual Supports for Goal Setting Conversations PrAACtically Pinteresting with Lauren Enders: Writing AAC Goals Building Linguistic Competence in AAC Learners: 3 Areas to Consider Targeting Writing AAC Goals for Students Who Use AAC If you’re local, take a look at this opportunity to learn from Dr. Caroline Musselwhite on teaching early... [Read More...]

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AAC Posts from PrAACtical Week #20: May 2018

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AC Posts from PrAACtical Week #20: May 2018

Happy Mother’s Day! Monday – Evidence-based Practice in AAC Tuesday – AAC Link Up Wednesday – Video of the Week: AAC Partner Instruction Thursday – Using Visual Sidekicks to Support Language Intervention :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: Still have an appetite for AAC? Here are a handful of past posts to browse. Faces of AAC: Making It Work in a Busy Family PrAACtically Reading with Karen Natoci: The Family Book Family Collaboration by Dr. Barry Prizant PrAACtical Families: 5 Grants That Support AAC From Presence to Contribution: A Family’s Journey Toward and Inclusive Life Before you go, we’d like to invite all our local friends to this FREE wonderful 2-day workshop on literacy hosted by UM-NSU CARD.  Explore the online poster below or click here for a larger version. Hope to see some of you there!

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