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AAC Posts from PrAACtical Week #4: January 2019

January 27, 2019 by - Leave your thoughts

AAC Posts from PrAACtical Week #4: January 2019

Happy Sunday, AAC friends. Here are some posts you may have missed in your busy week. Monday – Book Adaptations: Resources and Materials Tuesday – AAC Link Up Wednesday – Video of the Week: Important Considerations in the AAC Selection Process Thursday – PrAACtically February: AAC Resources for a Year of Core Words ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: And while you’re here, check out some of these past posts. 5 Ways to Promote Consistent AAC Use Twin Powers Unite: Teaching AAC and Sight Words Pragmatic Skill Instruction and AAC with Matthew Baud and Dr. Jill Senner Parent Collaboration in AAC Therapies PrAACtical Questions with Vicki Clarke: What’s the Role of Core Vocabulary? Finally, here’s one last chance to weigh in on a prAACtical question. Look for the results to be posted soon. Loading…

Video of the Week: AAC Partner Instruction

May 9, 2018 by - 1 Comment

Video of the Week: AAC Partner Instruction

How can we help our AAC learners become effective communicators in natural environments? One important aspect is to train their family, teachers, friends, and service providers to use supportive interaction strategies. In today’s video, hosted by Saltillo as part of their webinar series, Dr. Jill Senner and Matthew Baud share some of the best practices for working with adult communication partners and helping them develop their skills in this area. Many thanks to the speakers and to Saltillo for making this archived webinar available to us all. Direct Link to Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K7snlGPY2tw&t=9s You can learn more from Jill and Matt through their past posts and videos (click here to explore).

Evidence-based Practice in AAC

May 7, 2018 by - Leave your thoughts

Dr. Jill Senner and Matthew Baud are staunch advocates for using research-based strategies and other evidence-based practices (EBP) in their AAC work.  In today’s post. they share their thoughts on what EBP is, why it is important for AAC professionals, and how to incorporate it into our clinical and educational practices. :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: Facts Matter: EBP in AAC Evidence-based practice (EBP) has been a buzz word in healthcare and education for almost two decades.  However, “it has been well documented in many disciplines that major gaps exist between what is known as effective practices (i.e., theory and science) and what is actually done (i.e., policy and practice)” (Fixsen et al., 2005, p. 2).  What is EBP, why is it important and how can we make sure we’re incorporating evidenced-based practices into our work with students and clients using AAC?  Let’s take a look at answers to each of these questions below.... [Read More...]

AAC Posts from PrAACtical Week #17: April 2018

April 22, 2018 by - Leave your thoughts

AAC Posts from PrAACtical Week #17: April 2018

It’s hard to believe that we’re more than half-way through the month of April. Has it been as busy a month for you as it has been for us?! In case you missed them, here’s a wrap-up of our posts for the week. Monday – When Students are Reluctant to Use AAC: 5 Things to Try Tuesday – AAC Link Up (Check out AAC-related things that readers posted.) Wednesday – Video of the Week: Parent-implemented Intervention for Challenging Behavior Thursday – PrAACtical Resources: Promoting Inclusion and Participation for People Who Use AAC :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: Still in the mood for a little more AAC? Here is a potpourri of past posts. Build AAC Intervention Skills: Skillful Use of Time Delay Pragmatic Skill Intervention Developing Skills for Switch Use 10 AAC Intervention Strategies We Can’t Live Without Beyond Requesting: Routines to Increase AAC Use at Mealtime

PrAACtical Alert: AAC Professional Development Options

March 12, 2018 by - Leave your thoughts

PrAACtical Alert: AAC Professional Development Options

Lauren Enders, an amazing AAC SLP from Pennsylvania, graciously shared this list of professional development opportunities that may be of interest. Lauren works as an Augmentative Communication/Assistive Technology Consultant for Bucks County Intermediate Unit #22. In the list below, she shares resources for AAC learning in both online and face-to-face formats. Enjoy! You can see more of Lauren’s guest posts here. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OPTIONS FOR AAC IMPLEMENTATION            ONLINE SELF-DIRECTED LEARNING OPTIONS: Power AAC modules: a FREE training series developed by The Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network (PaTTAN)with Gail Van Tatenhove, CCC-SLP. This series of brief modules can be used for professional development by individuals or groups who are supporting students with complex communication needs and who need or use AAC. The POWER AAC modules are intended to build the capacity of school personnel to improve communication skills and provide flexible, generative vocabulary for students who need or use AAC. AAC Institute... [Read More...]

Video of the Week: Chat with Me in AAC

December 20, 2017 by - 4 Comments

Video of the Week: Chat with Me in AAC

As we all know, AAC learners need to use their augmentative tools and strategies to do more than ask for the things they want to do or have. But it can be tricky to figure out how to build competency with more social communicative functions. In today’s featured video, Matthew Baud and Dr. Jill Senner, of the Technology and Language Center, discuss some of the issues involved in expanding the pragmatic profiles of our AAC learners. They also demonstrate specialized social pages in some AAC systems. Handouts can be obtained from the TALC website or the link below. Download the handout here. You can learn more about pragmatic intervention from Matthew and Jill here.  Direct Link to Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cGLiJRXXM88&t=1762s

A PrAACtical Thanksgiving

November 23, 2017 by - Leave your thoughts

A PrAACtical Thanksgiving

Here in the US, it’s a day of thanksgiving and that makes it a perfect time to express my gratitude for the contributions of our guest authors. It is amazing to look back and reflect on the contributions from families, therapists, and teachers, all of whom are incredibly busy. Special thanks to those who’ve come back time and time again to share their ideas, experiences, and resources in one of our recurring series. Vicki Clarke: AAC Assessment Corner and other topics Karen Natoci: PrAACtically Reading Jill Senner and Matthew Baud: How We Do It Amy Devin and Lauren Pawlowski: PrAACtical Teaching in the ASD Classroom Lauren Enders: PrAACtically Pinteresting, How I Do It, and more! Tabi Jones-Wohleber: How I Do It And others! I am grateful to all who make sharing what they know a priority and humbled that some of you choose to do it on PrAACtical AAC. Happy Thanksgiving,... [Read More...]

On AAC Training: Skill Building for AAC Team Members

November 16, 2017 by - Leave your thoughts

On AAC Training: Skill Building for AAC Team Members

It’s throwback Thursday! Today, we are revisiting some prior posts on the topic of helping parents, colleagues, and classroom staff learn ways to better support people who use AAC. Explore these past posts to get ideas for videos, download presentation slides, and peruse suggestions for hands-on activities to use in your training. Enjoy! How I Do it: AAC Inservices by Tabi Jones-Wohleber  Hands-On Activities for AAC Training  PrAACtical Ideas: AAC Core Vocabulary Practice for Workshops and Inservices  How We Do It: S’MORRES and Partner Augmented Input with Dr. Jill Senner & Matthew Baud Video Explainers for Aided Language Input

AAC Posts from PrAACtical Week #43: October, 2017

October 22, 2017 by - Leave your thoughts

AAC Posts from PrAACtical Week #43: October, 2017

Between the AAC Awareness Activities, conferences, and preparations for Halloween, you might have missed these posts from our prAACtical week. Monday – AAC Awareness Month, Week 3: Look, Listen, & Learn Wednesday – PrAACtically Reading with Karen Natoci: The Family Book Thursday – AAC Assessment Corner with Vicki Clarke: Ready, SETT, AAC Evaluate! Saturday – Faces of AAC: Making It Work in A Busy Family   Need a few more posts to browse? PrAACtically Halloween: Considerations for an AAC-friendly Halloween (downloads) Halloween Recipes: Cooking AAC Style AACtual Therapy: Teaching Comments and Social Phrases How We Do It: Handy Tools for Language Sampling in AAC Aided Language Input with Dr. Caroline Musselwhite

AAC Posts from PrAACtical Week # 34: August 2017

August 20, 2017 by - Leave your thoughts

AAC Posts from PrAACtical Week #34, August 2017

It’s Back-to-School week for us and that meant some busy therapists, teachers, and families! If you were too busy for AAC reading, you might want to check out a few of these posts. Monday – 3 Tools for AAC Planning Wednesday – Video of the Week: Sensory Intervention for Individuals with ASD: What Does the Research Say? Friday – AAC Intervention: 5 Activities with PrAACtical Potential :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: Need a little more reading material? These posts discuss specific activities that can be used alongside evidence-based intervention strategies in our AAC teaching. Home Made Ice Cream with Jill Senner and Matt Word Clouds BrainPOP Toca Store AAC & Anti-bullying with ‘Stand Tall, Marylou Melon!’ Stop and Go