AAC & Reading with Stepping into AAC (Weeks 13-14)

July 15, 2024 by - Leave your thoughts


AAC & Reading with Stepping into AAC (Weeks 13-14)

Today’s segment of the Stepping into AAC journey takes us into the world of literacy and focuses on how to support beginning AAC users during book reading and other activities.  Missed the earlier posts in this series? You can access those below. Introduction: A PrAACtical Guide to Stepping into AAC Week 1: Starting a Journey with Stepping into AAC Weeks 2-5: Building a Foundation with Stepping into AAC  Weeks 6-8: Customizing AAC Tools with Stepping into AAC Weeks 9-12: Getting More Comfortable with AAC Practices Target Words: all, it, same, this, turn Communicative Intents: Commenting, describing Hands-on Activities: To keep the momentum going during this segment of the journey, dedicate 10 minutes a day to building habits of supporting your learner’s AAC use.  Comment Find Play Read Say Share Think Try  Videos: Dive into the world of reading and learn ways to engage your learner while reading books together and... [Read More...]

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 AAC Posts from PrAACtical Week 28: July 2024

July 14, 2024 by - Leave your thoughts


 AAC Posts from PrAACtical Week 28: July 2024

Happy Sunday, AAC friends. We have some posts that you might enjoy. Tuesday – AAC Link Up Wednesday – Video of the Week: Alternative Ways to Access AAC Technologies  Thursday – Throwback Thursday: AAC for the Little Ones Looking for some resources to use in your AAC work? Check out some of those listed below. AAC 101 Flipbook Communication Partner Data Collection Form AAC Skills: Caught or Taught? AAC Modeling Handout Gaming & AAC Repairing Communication Breakdowns

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Throwback Thursday: AAC for the Little Ones

July 11, 2024 by - Leave your thoughts


Throwback Thursday: AAC for the Little Ones

We get lots of questions about using AAC with young children, from babies to toddlers to preschoolers. There are many ways to approach this, so today, we are looking back at some of our earlier posts on AAC for little learners.  Using Vest Displays with Preschoolers on the Autism Spectrum with guest author Dr. Carol Goossens’ Mining the Preschool Routine for PrAACtical AAC Opportunities Supporting Preschoolers with AAC Needs: A Case Study Visual Supports in Action in the Preschool Classroom Video of the Week: Parent-Implemented AAC Intervention for Young Children PrAACtically Reading: Books Featuring Children & Youth with Disabilities From Wheelchair to Hands-free Walker for Preschool Children with AAC Needs, Part 1, Part 2 TELL ME: AAC in  the Preschool Classroom TELL ME About It (Year 1) TELL ME AAC Literacy Kits Brown Bear, Brown Bear I Went Walking From Head to Toe Here Are My Hands What Do You Like?... [Read More...]

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AAC Posts from PrAACtical Week 27: July 2024

July 7, 2024 by - Leave your thoughts


AAC Posts from PrAACtical Week 27: July 2024

Happy Sunday, AAC friends. Here are some posts you might appreciate. Monday – PrAACtically July – AAC Resources for A Year of Core Words Tuesday – AAC Link Up Wednesday – Video of the Week: Supporting AAC Users at Camp Friday – PráctiCAAmente Conectados: CAA Con Links – Julio 2024 :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: Still have an appetite for some AAC? Check out this sampling of past posts. When Repetition Becomes Problematic SGDs for People with ASD “What Should I Program on the SGD?” Feature Match Chart 5 Features to Look for in SGDs and AAC Apps Making a Back-up for High-tech AAC

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PrAACtically July – AAC Resources for A Year of Core Words

July 1, 2024 by - Leave your thoughts


PrAACtically July – AAC Resources for A Year of Core Words

Planning for comprehensive core vocabulary instruction? The Year of Core Vocabulary Words has resources that can be helpful to therapists, educators, and families. We’re reprising a past post for anyone interested in following along and utilizing the resources developed by quite a few people in the AAC community. The initial Year of Core Vocabulary series was based on a small set of core words for each month (see that post here). We followed that with a second set of Year of Core Vocabulary Word resources for a new list of words (click here for that post). Among the many resources are the activity calendars created by AAC SLP and co-founder of Talking AAC, Rachael Langley. Many other contributors over the years added to these efforts. You can access the resources for July words by clicking on the image below. Set 1 & Set 2 Words  

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Getting More Comfortable with AAC Practices Using Stepping into AAC (Weeks 9-12)

June 24, 2024 by - Leave your thoughts


Getting More Comfortable with AAC Practices Using Stepping into AAC (Weeks 9-12)

Welcome back to our series on using the Stepping into AAC materials. If you are new to this approach to getting started with AAC, you may want to look at some of the earlier posts. Introduction: A PrAACtical Guide to Stepping into AAC Week 1: Starting a Journey with Stepping into AAC Weeks 2-5: Building a Foundation with Stepping into AAC  Weeks 6-8: Customizing AAC Tools with Stepping into AAC In Weeks 9-12, we ramp up our efforts to build habits of daily AAC use with a focus on daily routines and play/leisure.  Target words for Weeks 9-12: can, get, help, I, more, open, that, finished, what, who Communicative Intent: asking and answering questions, asking for help, protesting, rejecting, showing off Hands-on activities: Make plans to spend 10 minutes a day doing these simple activities that will help you build the AAC habits that support your learner’s use of AAC.... [Read More...]

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 AAC Posts from PrAACtical Week 25: June 2024

June 23, 2024 by - Leave your thoughts


 AAC Posts from PrAACtical Week 25: June 2024

Happy Sunday, AAC friends. Check out these posts you may have missed. Tuesday – AAC Link Up Wednesday – Video of the Week: AAC Support in Interventions for Aphasia  Thursday – Supporting People with Aphasia and AAC Needs While you’re here We have a few more from the archives that might be of interest to you. Faces of AAC: Making It Work in a Busy Family PrAACtically Reading with Karen Natoci: The Family Book Family Collaboration by Dr. Barry Prizant From Presence to Contribution: A Family’s Journey Toward and Inclusive Life From ‘No AAC’ to ‘AAC All Day, Every Day!’ Autism and AAC: 5 Things I Wish I Had Known

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Supporting People with Aphasia and AAC Needs

June 20, 2024 by - Leave your thoughts


Supporting People with Aphasia and AAC Needs

In honor of Aphasia Awareness Month, we’re reprising some past articles and videos on supporting people with aphasia through AAC. Posts & Articles 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 Videos AAC Support in Interventions for Aphasia Life Participation & AAC Device Personalization for Adults with Aphasia AAC & Aphasia AAC Supports for People with... [Read More...]

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