Michaela Sullivan and Lindsay Dougherty are back with a preview of what’s ahead with the March resources as they continue the School Year of Core Vocabulary – Older Student Lessons series. If you are working with older students who are learning to use core vocabulary words on their AAC systems check out the materials they developed along with their team of volunteers. Direct Link to Video – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DIKjdIdwRe4&ab_channel=SchoolYearofCore
Are you working with older students who are learning to use core vocabulary words on their AAC systems? Guest authors Michaela Sullivan and Lindsay Dougherty worked with a team of volunteers to come up with some fun activities and materials for you to use. Here’s a sneak peek at the things you’ll find in their guest post next week. Enjoy! Direct link to video – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cy9LaUHwDwQ&ab_channel=SchoolYearofCore
In today’s post, we’re adding a bit of lighthearted fun to core vocabulary instruction. Thanks to Speech with Joe for the smiles! Explore his YouTube channel for more AAC fun. Direct Link to Videos – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iqvbWwCnJs0&ab_channel=SpeechwithJoe ; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wYmAuDkMhNA&ab_channel=SpeechwithJoe ; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P5zoCONs4dU&ab_channel=SpeechwithJoe ; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XmniwDFd-QU&ab_channel=SpeechwithJoe
Next week, the fabulous guest authors Michaela Sullivan and Lindsay Dougherty will begin posting monthly resources for the School Year of Core Vocabulary Words series. They are introducing a new version that focuses on the same core words but has activities designed for older students. If you work with core word learners who are in middle school, high school, or adulthood and are looking for resources to help with implementation, take a look at the video they created. Direct Link to Video – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xfzLetV7pis&ab_channel=SchoolYearofCore
Planning, designing, creating, teaching. Helping students become more proficient with their AAC systems often involves teaching core vocabulary and it can take considerable effort to integrate that into the daily routines of a busy classroom. In today’s featured video, we hear from Special Educator April Weitkamp who describes the process she used to support core vocabulary in an elementary school classroom. She shares her experiences and many lessons learned through the process of collaborating with the SLP and paraprofessionals to support core vocabulary learning in this multi-age group of students. Many thanks to April and the Special Education Technology Center (SETC) in Washington for this helpful presentation. Enjoy! Direct Link to Video – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eVbeHg2Vl2Y&ab_channel=SETCSpecialEducationTechnologyCenter You can see another video from April here.
In today’s featured video we learn from AAC SLP Sara Ayars from Bellevue, Washington about their district’s experience in supporting core vocabulary across many schools and classrooms. Hosted by the Special Education Technology Center (SETC), “Big Core Roll Out: One District’s Plan for Implementing Core Vocabulary” will be very insightful for school districts and AT specialists who want to improve access to supports for core vocabulary. Enjoy! Direct Link to Video – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_-7a9WpGj-w&ab_channel=SETCSpecialEducationTechnologyCenter You can learn more from Sara on her Instagram, @saraayars_slp, account here.
Many of you have written to share how much you appreciate the resources we’ve shared as part of the Year of Core Vocabulary Words series. If you are new to that series, you might be interested in today’s featured video. We were thrilled to discover this overview created by SLP Brenda Del Monte from the Special Education Technology Center. Brenda shares her thoughts on using this approach in educational settings. Thank you, Brenda! Enjoy! Direct Link to Video – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lWZCmT_r42k&ab_channel=SETCSpecialEducationTechnologyCenter
It’s difficult to find enough instructional time during the school day to address all of the goals and priorities that we have for AAC learners. In today’s featured video, Dr. Lori Geist shares ideas for how we can integrate the teaching and practice of core vocabulary with emergent literacy activities and routines. You can obtain the handouts for this session here. Many thanks to Dr. Geist and to the amazing team at CoughDrop for creating and sharing this wonderful presentation that was part of the AAC in the Cloud 2020 Conference. Direct Link to Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a1VCXGsPKaM&feature=youtu.be&ab_channel=CoughDrop
What is the role of core vocabulary and aided language input for communicators who are not yet using symbols to express themselves? SLP Kathryn Dorney, from the Center for Disability and Literacy Studies at the University of North Carolina, provides a perspective in this archived presentation. It is part of the webinar series offered by USSAAC with the support of ISAAC. You can view the handout for this session here. Many thanks to Kathryn, USSAAC, & ISAAC for making this presentation available. Direct Link to Video – https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=24&v=hhIEoPpoR-k&feature=emb_logo
Many PrAACtical AAC readers are using core vocabulary systems in their schools and classrooms, but few have done so consistently for almost a decade. Today, we’re featuring a video from guest authors Kelly Key and Deidre Dobbels who discuss how they have implemented core vocabulary systems and helped their students develop generative language by ensuring that their AAC systems match their individual needs. Their presentation is an archived webinar from the fabulous AAC in the Cloud Conference that is hosted by CoughDrop. We are grateful to Kelly, Deidre, and the CoughDrop team for making and sharing this video. You can obtain the handouts for this session here. Enjoy! Direct Link to Video – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PtPIjFiSK8c