Video of the Week: Telepractice in AAC – Working with What You’ve Got

April 15, 2020 by - Leave your thoughts


Video of the Week: Telepractice in AAC - Working with What You’ve Got

Given the increased demand for remote AAC services, we are continuing to highlight videos on this topic. Today, we feature an archived webinar from ISAAC with practical tips and strategies for effective AAC telepractice. Hillary Jellison and Nerissa Hall, whose previous article on Tele-AAC can be found here, discuss privacy, candidacy, and other important issues that impact our use of telepractice and provide us with practical information about providing these services. To view the closed captioning in other languages, view this in Youtube using the link at the bottom and select the autotranslate option. You can obtain the handout for this session here. Direct Link to Video – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fkslnsio054&feature=youtu.be

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Video of the Week: On Writing AAC Goals

March 18, 2020 by - Leave your thoughts


Video of the Week: On Writing AAC Goals

Writing strong goals that lead to meaningful growth is an important skill for AAC practitioners across service delivery settings. Today, we view an archived webinar on this topic hosted by PRC Saltillo. In this video, SLP Eliza Smith provides an overview of this topic, shares a framework for goal writing, discusses the use of goal attainment scaling, and reviews some AAC assessment considerations. Many thanks to Eliza and PRC Saltillo for this helpful presentation.  Enjoy AAC – Ready, Set, GOAL! Direct Link to Video – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sEs4CgWFMLE You can download the handout packet for this session here. Stay tuned for Part 2 of this series next week.  

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Video of the Week: Art Therapy and AAC

March 11, 2020 by - Leave your thoughts


Video of the Week: Art Therapy and AAC

It can be fascinating to view something familiar from a fresh perspective. Today’s video features the work of Amanda Lazar, Jessica Feuston, Caroline Edasis, and Anne Marie Piper who presented this session at the 2018 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI) in Montreal. Their session, Making as Expression:  Informing Design with People with Complex Communication Needs through Art Therapy, looks at collaborative design with people who have AAC needs. Enjoy! Direct Link to Video – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ux40wQScwB4

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Video of the Week: Safeguards for AAC Users

March 4, 2020 by - Leave your thoughts


Video of the Week: Safeguards for AAC Users

How can we reduce the vulnerability of individuals with AAC needs? In today’s featured video, we return to the archived sessions from AAC in the Cloud, hosted by CoughDrop. Bringing the dual perspectives of AAC mom and AAC professional, Erin Sheldon helps us understand the vulnerabilities faced by AAC users and ways that we can address these issues in very prAACtical ways.   Direct Link to Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4iclspbe774 You can obtain the handout for this session here. Many thanks to Erin and the amazing team at CoughDrop for making this available. Mark your calendars for June 23-24 for the 2020 AAC in the Cloud Conference.

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Video of the Week: Communication-The Sky’s the Limit!

February 26, 2020 by - Leave your thoughts


Video of the Week: Communication-The Sky’s the Limit!

How can we help learners with significant learning challenges advance their communication skills? In today’s video, we feature AAC SLP Jane Farrall who provides an overview of good practices in AAC and suggestions for how to implement them successfully. This video stems from Jane’s presentation at the 2019 Angelman UK Conference. We are grateful to them for making this available to those who were unable to attend. Direct Link to Video – https://vimeo.com/367105163

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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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