Growing AAC Professionals: A Unique Perspective on a Common AAC Assignment

June 27, 2022 by - Leave your thoughts


Growing AAC Professionals: A Unique Perspective on a Common AAC Assignment

With our academic year behind us, we have the opportunity to hear and learn from those who teach AAC to future professionals. In today’s post, Vicki Haddix returns to share a student’s unique perspective on an AAC assignment. Vicki is an AAC SLP and a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Memphis. You can read other posts by Vicki here. Watch for her interview with Rachel Madel on an upcoming episode of the Talking with Tech podcast. ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: I’ve written in the past about some of my students’ final projects for the AAC class, but I wanted to specifically share something a little different this time. About halfway through the semester-long class, the students get an assignment requiring them to create a communication board to use themselves during a regular activity. This assignment comes after we’ve talked about the different ways to organize vocabulary and they’ve had a few chances... [Read More...]

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AAC Posts from PrAACtical Week # 26: June 2022

June 26, 2022 by - Leave your thoughts


AAC Posts from PrAACtical Week # 26: June 2022

Happy Sunday, AAC friends. We have some posts that you might enjoy. Monday – AAC Reading Material: 3 Book Suggestions Tuesday – AAC Link Up Wednesday – Video of the Week: Funding for AAC Thursday – Throwback Thursday: Summertime & AAC :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: If you have the time, here are some past posts you may enjoy. Beyond AAC Modeling: 3 Things to Add to Your AAC Teaching Plan AAC Skills Assessment for Direct Selectors Selecting AAC Apps & Devices: A Handful of Reasons Not to Skip the Trial Period Observational Assessment of Beginning Communicators Bilingual AAC Assessment Tips by Lindsay Oesch Say What?!? AAC Assessment for Children Who Speak with Dr. Jill Senner and Matthew Baud

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Throwback Thursday: Summertime & AAC

June 23, 2022 by - Leave your thoughts


Throwback Thursday: Summertime & AAC

Given that summer is officially in bloom, we thought it might be helpful to reach into the archives for past posts with a summery bent. Take a look. PrAACtically Reading with Karen Natoci: How Do You Know It’s Summer?   A Recipe for Summer AAC   Summer Reading  A Few AAC Blog Suggestions   5 AAC Suggestions  3 Book Suggestions Apps to Prepare, Learn, & Talk About Summer Vacation   PrAACtical Summer Activities AAC-friendy Campsl

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AAC Reading Material: 3 Book Suggestions

June 20, 2022 by - Leave your thoughts


AAC Reading Material: 3 Book Suggestions

Summer is a great time to catch up on reading. If you can squeeze a few more AAC titles onto your bookshelf, we have some suggestions for you. Take a look. AAC for All: Culturally and Linguistically Responsive Practice Mindel, M.G., & John, J. (2022).  AAC for all: Culturally and linguistically responsive practice. Plural Publishing Inc. Augmentative and Alternative Communication: Challenges and Solutions  Ogletree, B.T. (2021). Augmentative and alternative communication: Challenges and solutions. Plural Publishing Inc. Fundamentals of AAC: A Case-based Approach to Enhancing Communication  Hall, N., Juengling-Sudkamp, J., Gutmann, M., & Cohn, E. (2023). Fundamentals of AAC: A case-based approach to enhancing communication. Plural Publishing Inc. Do you have suggestions for books to learn more about AAC topics? We’d love to hear them.

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Throwback Thursday: AAC Assessment & Intervention for People with Aphasia

June 16, 2022 by - Leave your thoughts


Throwback Thursday: AAC Assessment & Intervention for People with Aphasia

June is Aphasia Awareness Month, so we’re reprising some past articles and videos on supporting people with aphasia through AAC. When Language Is Lost: AAC Supports for Individuals with Aphasia Making It Work: 6 AAC Strategies for People with Aphasia Low Tech AAC for Adults with Aphasia: What Does That Mean? Bridging the Gap: Helping People with Aphasia to Compensate for Their Language Difficulties Aphasia, Supported Communication, Written Choice Strategy, + Variations 5 Questions about Aphasia & Communication Books A Fresh Look at AAC & Aphasia with Dr. Kristy Weissling Communication Books & Aphasia Aphasia & Supported Communication: What’s Volunteering Got to Do With It? AAC Assessment for People with Aphasia AAC & Aphasia: Resources in Support of National Aphasia Awareness Month Video of the Week: Life Participation & AAC Device Personalization for Adults with Aphasia Video of the Week: AAC & Aphasia

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AAC-friendly Resources for Juneteenth

June 13, 2022 by - Leave your thoughts


AAC-friendly Resources for Juneteenth

In the US, Juneteenth is one of our newest federal holidays and many are now getting ready to celebrate it. Whether you are relatively new to an understanding of Juneteenth or have been honoring it for decades, we hope today’s post has some ideas for integrating it into the AAC work you do. First published a few years back, we’ve updated it with some additional books, videos, and other resources. PrAACtically Juneteenth In the US, June 19th is a day that commemorates the ending of slavery. Although the Emancipation Proclamation became effective on January 1, 1863, it took an additional two and half years for it to take root in all of the states. It wasn’t until June 19th, 1865 that Texas became the final state to uphold the proclamation. There are other days that memorialize the freedom of enslaved people, but Juneteenth is the oldest nationally-celebrated commemoration.  Traditionally marked... [Read More...]

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AAC Posts from PrAACtical Week # 24: June 2022

June 12, 2022 by - Leave your thoughts


AAC Posts from PrAACtical Week # 24: June 2022

Happy Sunday, AAC friends. Take a look at some of our posts from the past week. Monday – Influencing People’s Perception of Beginning AAC Users: 3 Things to Try Tuesday – AAC Link Up Wednesday – Video of the Week: Communication Access to Justice Thursday – PrAACtically Father’s Day: AAC-friendly Ideas :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: If you have a little time before you have to leave, take a few minutes to browse through these past posts. Core Values: Suggestions for Language Building with AAC Learners AAC & Personal Narratives AAC Site of the Month: Centre for AAC AAC: 4 Ways to Develop Self Advocacy Skills & Become A Self Advocate 5 Ways to Support Self-Advocacy in AAC Learners ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::

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