Video of the Week: Bridging Literacy and AAC for Adolescents

February 19, 2020 by - Leave your thoughts


Video of the Week: Bridging Literacy and AAC for Adolescents

How can we help older learners who are still developing their language skills become readers and writers? Today, we feature an archived presentation on this topic by special educator Christy Palmquist and SLP Heather Prenovost. Listen in as they discuss strategies and resources for adolescent learners. Many thanks to PRC Saltillo and the presenters, Christy and Heather, for making this available. You can obtain the handout for this session here. Direct Link to Video – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5sAaJM9JesI

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Video of the Week: Supporting Students Who Use AAC with School-wide Implementation

February 12, 2020 by - Leave your thoughts


Video of the Week: Supporting Students Who Use AAC with School-wide Implementation

How can  AAC be used to support academic learning and social skill development? In today’s featured video, SLP and AT Specialist Elisa Parker teams up with Tara Wineinger, also an AT Specialist, to share their experiences with this in the Park Hill School District.  Many thanks to the presenters for this wonderful webinar and to Saltillo for hosting it. You can download the handout for this session here. Enjoy! Direct Link to Video – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZEdGP_SwqZc&feature=youtu.be

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Video of the Week: Roadmap to a Communication Positive School

February 5, 2020 by - Leave your thoughts


Video of the Week: Roadmap to a Communication Positive School

How can we create educational settings that support the communicative development of children with AAC needs? Today, we turn to Angelman UK for a presentation on this topic by Rosie Clark, Carly Hynes, and Livvy Hepburn. This session was recorded during the Angelman UK Communication and Literacy Conference in 2019. Our thanks to the presenters and to the team at Angelman UK for this wonderful video. Enjoy!  Direct Link to Video – https://vimeo.com/372462297

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Video of the Week: Helping Others Model AAC

January 29, 2020 by - Leave your thoughts


Video of the Week: Helping Others Model AAC

How can we help communication partners use aided language input to support AAC users? In today’s featured video, SLP Gretchen Storm discusses strategies that can be used in partner training? Many thanks to Gretchen for this presentation and Saltillo for hosting it so that we can all benefit.   Direct Link to Video – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VBQASNVSfGc&feature=youtu.be

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Video of the Week: Exploring the Complexity of CVI and CCN

January 15, 2020 by - 2 Comments


Video of the Week: Exploring the Complexity of CVI and CCN

If you work with children with developmental disabilities, you almost certainly have worked with children who have some level of cortical visual impairment (CVI). In today’s featured video, Maren Barros and Kathy Howery team up to help us unpack the complex relationship between cortical visual impairment and complex communication needs.  Kudos to Maren and Kathy for this wonderful information. Many thanks to the team at the Edmonton Regional Learning Consortium for creating this video and making it available to us all. We are grateful for their support of the AAC community through this archived webinar.  Direct Link to Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FOPqfOYp35Y

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Video of the Week: Using No Tech and Low Tech AAC

January 8, 2020 by - Leave your thoughts


Video of the Week: Using No Tech and Low Tech AAC

While we are incredibly grateful for all of the high tech AAC options that are currently available, there is no denying that no tech and low tech communication tools play an important role in a comprehensive AAC system. Today, we turn to Margaret Cotts, a veteran AT Specialist, for an overview of no and low tech tools.  This webinar is made possible by CoughDrop and was originally presented as part of their free, annual conference, AAC in the Cloud. Our thanks to Margaret and the wonderful team for hosting this event and sharing this helpful video. You can find the handout for this session here.  Enjoy! Direct Link to Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7j4a_rk5g9s You can see some of Margaret’s other work here.

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Video of the Week: Starting AAC with Individuals with Angelman Syndrome

December 11, 2019 by - Leave your thoughts


Video of the Week: Starting AAC with Individuals with Angelman Syndrome

Individuals with Angelman Syndrome often derive great benefit from the use of AAC. In today’s featured video, Rosie Clarke and Livvy Hepburn help us understand some of the key concepts in getting started in using AAC supports and systems.  This video was made possible by AngelmanUK (formerly ASSERT). We are grateful to them for making this available. You can see an earlier video on supporting communication in people with Angelman Syndrome. Direct Link to Today’s Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iSHWwFDy0lc

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Video of the Week: Personalizing Core Vocabulary Systems

December 4, 2019 by - Leave your thoughts


Video of the Week: Personalizing Core Vocabulary Systems

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 Dobbel 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

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