Video of the Week: Social Closeness in AAC Intervention

October 23, 2019 by - Leave your thoughts


Video of the Week: Social Closeness in AAC Intervention

We are extremely pleased to share the work of AAC researcher, scholar, and clinician, Dr. Erna Alant. Today, we invite you to view this archived webinar in which Dr. Alant addresses the nature and quality of our interaction. She helps us better understand the role of engagement and social closeness and how we can create environments that facilitate the development of friendships. This session was organized and hosted by Dr. Kathy Howery and the Edmonton Regional Learning Consortium (ERLC) and the Alberta Regional Professional Development Consortia (ARPDC). We are grateful for their wonderful support of the AAC community through their webinar series and to Dr. Alant for this thought-provoking session. You can obtain the handout for this session here.   Direct Link to Video – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bYO9bZafmN0&list=PL6P1FySUgEPTn4VCfpiDhrtFIOZbW69mf&index=2

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Video of the Week: Fostering Emergent Writing in AAC Users

October 9, 2019 by - Leave your thoughts


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How can we support our AAC users in their journey to develop literacy skills? In today’s featured video, Cecilia Marietti shares some ideas for promoting the development of emergent writing. Many thanks to Cecilia and Saltillo for this helpful information. Direct Link to Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l23gpkrVl6M Note: The handout was not available online at the time of publication. 

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Video of the Week: Connection – The Heart of Communication

October 2, 2019 by - Leave your thoughts


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If there’s a better topic for a video to usher in AAC Awareness Month 2019, I couldn’t find it. Enjoy heartfelt session by AAC SLP/AT Specialist and PrAACtical AAC friend, Lauren Enders. You can access the handout for this presentation here. Many thanks to Lauren and to CoughDrop for making this available as part of the AAC in the Cloud Conference archives. 

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Video of the Week: Stepping Stones to Switch Access, Part 2

September 25, 2019 by - Leave your thoughts


Video of the Week: Stepping Stones to Switch Access, Part 2

We’re back for the second part of an archived webinar based on this article, Stepping Stones to Switch Access. In today’s featured video, educational consultant Linda Burkhart shares strategies for supporting AAC learners with significant motor difficulties. Many thanks to Linda, the Edmonton Regional Learning Consortium and Dr. Kathy Howery, for making this available. You can access the handouts for the presentation here. Direct Link to Video – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OicZZX0jGww&list=PL6P1FySUgEPTn4VCfpiDhrtFIOZbW69mf&index=1

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Video of the Week: Stepping Stones to Switch Access, Part 1

September 18, 2019 by - 2 Comments


Video of the Week: Stepping Stones to Switch Access, Part 1

Educational consultant Linda Burkhart helps us better understand the needs of AAC users with motor challenges in this featured video. Hosted by the Edmonton Regional Learning Consortium and moderated by Dr. Kathy Howery, this archived webinar is based on an article, Stepping Stones to Switch Access, published in 2018. Enjoy! Direct Link to Video – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=INLeGswwUZY&list=PL6P1FySUgEPTn4VCfpiDhrtFIOZbW69mf&index=2 Stay tuned for Part 2 of this series next week.

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Video of the Week: The Unspoken Voices Project

September 11, 2019 by - Leave your thoughts


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We’re very excited about the increased number of opportunities that professionals have to learn more about the lived experiences of people who use AAC. In today’s video, we feature Patrick Bates, Jamie Preece, and Katherine Broomfield who team up to discuss the research project entitled Living with Unspoken Voices. This insightful presentation is not to be missed. Thanks to Patrick, Jamie, and Katherine for making this available to those of us who could not attend the Communication Matters conference. Direct Link to Video – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rE6wu1Z9U_4&feature=youtu.be  

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Video of the Week: Safeguards for AAC Users

September 4, 2019 by - 2 Comments


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Reducing the vulnerability of people with complex communication needs is something that all AAC service providers should be thinking about. In today’s featured video, which was part of the AAC in the Cloud Conference, AAC specialist Erin Sheldon helps us understand the issues and consider some of the things we can do to help AAC users have more autonomy and be less vulnerable.  Many thanks to Erin and to the wonderful team at CoughDrop for this fine presentation. This is an important topic that we should all learn more about, AAC friends. Erin’s handout is available here. Link to the session on the CoughDrop site: https://presenters.aacconference.com/videos/UVRRelFURTU= Direct Link to Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=4iclspbe774

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Video of the Week: Model as a MASTER PAL

August 28, 2019 by - Leave your thoughts


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We’ve heard from many of you about the wonderful training resources that Tabi Jones-Wohleber created for the Model as a MASTER PAL series so when we came across Amanda Scheriff’s set of videos using these materials, we knew that you’d enjoy. Amanda created 6 videos that you should take a look at if you’re interested in helping parents and others gain a better understanding of AAC supports. Thank you, Amanda Scheriff of the LABBB Educational Collaborative for bringing the MASTER PAL series to life.  You can see the videos here: Module 1 Module 2  Module 3 Module 4 Module 5a Module 5b

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