AAC Posts from PrAACtical Week # 33: August 2022

August 14, 2022 by - Leave your thoughts


AAC Posts from PrAACtical Week # 33: August 2022

Happy Sunday, AAC friends. We have some posts for you to browse. Monday – Overlooked AAC, Part 4 Tuesday – AAC Link Up Wednesday – Video of the Week: Understanding Organizational Set-Ups for AAC Systems Thursday – Throwback Thursday: Back to School with AAC ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: We’ve been doing a lot of learning, making, and doing around the topic of emergent literacy lately. If that topic is of interest, here are some posts that you may want to browse through. Supporting AAC Learners in Emergent Writing: 5 Helpful Resources Using an Alphabet Flipbook for Writing Building Communication Skills During Book Reading A PrAACtical Literacy Activity for Beginning Communicators As They Grow: Books for Beginning Readers of Any Age

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Throwback Thursday: Back to School with AAC

August 11, 2022 by - Leave your thoughts


Throwback Thursday: Back to School with AAC

Here in the US, we’re heading back to school. Check out these posts if you need a little extra inspiration for an AAC-friendly experience. Roadmap to a Communication Positive School Video of the Week: Back to School AAC Tips Heading Back to School with AAC: Tips & Tools Back to School with AAC Progress Monitoring for Secondary School Students AAC Goes to High School: Community-based Instruction PrAACtical Resources: AAC for School Staff

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Overlooked AAC, Part 4

August 8, 2022 by - Leave your thoughts


Overlooked AAC, Part 4

Most employees have job descriptions that offer clarity about what is expected of them and what they are supposed to achieve. Countless professionals work in fields where a Scope of Practice helps them know what they should and shouldn’t be aiming for. Many students have syllabi and rubrics that show them what they’ll need to do for a particular course or assignment. When people, organizations, and systems point us in the right direction, it’s easier for us to meet expectations and achieve goals. This holds true for individuals with AAC needs as well, but professionals often have so many competing priorities that we don’t always make a plan for how to do it. And when we do, we don’t always have the time and bandwidth to fully implement it. Today, we continue the Overlooked AAC series with a look at things that professionals often miss in supporting AAC users when... [Read More...]

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AAC Posts from PrAACtical Week # 32: August 2022

August 7, 2022 by - Leave your thoughts


AAC Posts from PrAACtical Week # 32: August 2022

Happy Sunday, AAC friends. Here are some posts you might enjoy. Monday – Overlooked AAC, Part 3 Tuesday – AAC Link Up Wednesday – Video of the Week: Partner Assisted Scanning + Eye Gaze Thursday – Throwback Thursday: AAC & Questions Friday – CAA Con Links: Agosto 2022 :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: 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 Making the Environment Communicatively Accessible Visual Supports in AAC Therapy with Older Students and Adults Have a great week, everyone!

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Throwback Thursday: AAC & Questions

August 4, 2022 by - Leave your thoughts


Throwback Thursday: AAC & Questions

Whether we’re asking them or answering them, questions play an important role in casual conversation, academic discussions, and formal exchanges. In today’s installment of Throwback Thursday, we’re sharing some past posts on interrogative language and AAC. Hope you find something useful. Asking Good Questions During Interactive Book Reading with AAC Learners Holiday Talk: AAC Conversations Using Partner-focused Questions On Full Sentences and Questions in AAC Systems “Can I ask you a question?” Using Language Experience Surveys PrAACtical Suggestions: 5 Ways to Elicit Language Without Asking a Direct Question Don’t Ask: 5 Reasons to De-Emphasize Questions in Your AAC Therapy Beyond Requesting: Thoughts on Teaching Interrogatives

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Overlooked AAC, Part 3

August 1, 2022 by - Leave your thoughts


Overlooked AAC, Part 3

There are a lot of aspects of AAC service provision, and usually not enough time to address all the things that need to be done. In today’s post, we continue the conversation of things that often take a back seat in AAC services, hoping that it inspires a few of you to action. This time our focus is transitions.  Going to nursery or preschool for the first time. Moving from one teacher or therapist to another. Exiting the school system. Transitions always seem to bring a little extra anxiety and a few additional bumps in the road. Here are some things that make some of those changes go a little more smoothly. Entering a New Environment Prepare the individual: Explain what will be happening. Use visual supports, like a picture schedule or calendar, to show when the transition will occur. Keep it in a visible spot and review it periodically... [Read More...]

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