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AAC in Secondary School: 5 Progress Monitoring Tips for Secondary Students

August 16, 2021 by - Leave your thoughts

AAC in Secondary School: 5 Progress Monitoring Tips for Secondary Students

  Looking for guidance or support regarding middle and high school students who use AAC? Today, we are pleased to welcome back AAC SLP Ashley Larisey for another post in the AAC in Secondary School series. Ashley is an SLP at Community High School District 218 in Oak Lawn, Illinois. She is also an Adjunct Clinical Supervisor and Instructor at Saint Xavier University. In today’s post, she shares thoughts on progress monitoring for high school students who are learning to use AAC. You can view Ashley’s previous posts in this series here. :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: 5 Progress Monitoring Tips for Secondary Students Looking for guidance on meaningful progress monitoring for your high school/post-secondary students? Hopefully, these tips and accompanying resources will help guide you towards ensuring that your instruction is supporting your learner in reaching their communicative potential – beyond the formal educational years! Writing Meaningful Goals Ensuring that your progress monitoring... [Read More...]

AAC Posts from PrAACtical Week #8: February 2021

February 21, 2021 by - Leave your thoughts

AAC Posts from PrAACtical Week #8: February 2021

Happy Sunday, AAC friends! Here are some posts that you might enjoy. Monday – PrAACtical Resources: Free Web-based AAC with Cboard Tuesday – AAC Link Up Wednesday – Video of the Week: The Professional’s Role in Emergency Planning for People who Use AAC :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: If you have the time, here are some past posts to browse. AAC Skills Assessment for Direct Selectors Selecting AAC Apps & Devices: A Handful of Reasons Not to Skip the Trial Period Observational Assessment of Beginning Communicators Bilingual AAC Assessment Tips by Lindsay Oesch Say What?!? AAC Assessment for Children Who Speak with Dr. Jill Senner and Matthew Baud

AAC Posts from PrAACtical Week #4: January 2021

January 24, 2021 by - Leave your thoughts

AAC Posts from PrAACtical Week #4: January 2021

Happy Sunday, AAC friends. We’re so glad that you’re here to check out some posts from the past week. Monday – PrAACtical Conversations: AAC Decision-making with Talking Mats Tuesday – AAC Link Up Wednesday – Video of the Week: Supporting Core Vocabulary in a Life Skills Classroom Thursday – 5 Books for AAC Professionals ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: 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?

Growing AAC Professionals: A Virtual AAC Camp

September 21, 2020 by - Leave your thoughts

Growing AAC Professionals: A Virtual AAC Camp

It’s no secret that there are not enough well-trained AAC professionals to meet the demands of children and adults with complex communication needs. Today, we’re pleased to highlight the work of Krista Davidson, a clinical educator who is addressing this chronic shortage by developing creative ways to support pre-professional students. As a clinical associate professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at The University of Iowa, she created a virtual AAC camp as part of an inter-collegiate collaboration. Let’s take a look. Virtual AAC Camp – A Collaborative Effort in Preservice Training Last year graduate students from The University of Iowa and the University of Northern Iowa (under the guidance Dr. Evette Edmister) worked in partnership with Easterseals Iowa to integrate an AAC camp into the summer program at Camp Sunnyside in Des Moines, IA. The intention was to continue that camp in the summer of 2020. But... [Read More...]

AAC Posts from PrAACtical Week #26: June 2020

June 28, 2020 by - Leave your thoughts

AAC Posts from PrAACtical Week #26: June 2020

Happy Sunday, AAC friends. Here are some posts that may be of interest. Monday – Beyond AAC Modeling: 3 Things to Add to Your AAC Teaching Plan Tuesday – AAC Link Up Wednesday – Video of the Week: Pre-Symbolic Communicators, Core Vocabulary, & Aided Language Input Thursday – PrAACtically July – AAC Resources for A Year of Core Words: The Learn-at-Home Edition :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: If you have the time, here are some past posts you may enjoy. AAC Skills Assessment for Direct Selectors Selecting AAC Apps & Devices: A Handful of Reasons Not to Skip the Trial Period Observational Assessment of Beginning Communicators Bilingual AAC Assessment Tips by Lindsay Oesch Say What?!? AAC Assessment for Children Who Speak with Dr. Jill Senner and Matthew Baud

Parent Coaching & Tele-AAC

May 7, 2020 by - 1 Comment

Parent Coaching & Tele-AAC

If I had a crystal ball, I wouldn’t be at all surprised if it told us that telepractice in AAC is here to stay. My guess is that when schools and clinics re-open there will still be a role for remote AAC services. That’s why I am so pleased that guest authors Jill Senner and Matthew Baud are returning to these pages to share their approach to using tele-AAC to educate and coach parents. Tele-AAC for All With social distancing, local shelter in place orders, and general concerns about the health of our high-risk clients who use AAC, most of us have made an abrupt transition to providing AAC therapy via telehealth.  Doing direct therapy using video conferencing platforms might be going swimmingly for some clients who will sit and attentively gaze at the books, games, and other materials you present remotely.  However, what about your younger clients?  Or kiddos... [Read More...]

AAC Posts from PrAACtical Week #16: April 2020

April 19, 2020 by - Leave your thoughts

AAC Posts from PrAACtical Week #16: April 2020

Happy Sunday, AAC friends. Here are some posts that may be of interest. Monday – TELL ME About It: AAC Learning with ‘Come Out and Play, Little Mouse’ Tuesday – AAC Link Up Wednesday – Video of the Week: Telepractice in AAC – Working with What You’ve Got Thursday – PrAACtical Conversations About Hand Washing Friday – A Coronavirus ‘Must-Do’ for AAC Users —————————————————————— 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?

PrAACtical Research: Effects of Parent Instruction on SGD Use

October 24, 2019 by - Leave your thoughts

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As we all know, parents of kids with complex communication needs play a critical role in their children’s learning of communication, language, and AAC. Today, our guest authors describe an important study that can help us support these families with effective training, practice, and coaching. Jill Senner, Kathy Post, and Matthew Baud describe the study they did on AAC parent training and explain the outcomes. Enjoy! :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: In 2018, we wrote about the importance of evidence-based practice in ensuring a high standard of care for our clients and patients. Reading AAC-related journal articles is a great way to both continue developing clinical expertise and stay informed about best research evidence.  It can be quite time consuming for busy professionals to regularly read journal articles and keep up with the AAC literature so we’ve been invited back to share a summary of our latest publication with PrAACtical AAC readers. The article... [Read More...]

How We Do It: Coaching AAC Use in the Natural Environment

May 2, 2019 by - Leave your thoughts

How We Do It: Coaching AAC Use in the Natural Environment

If it’s May, it must be Better Hearing and Speech Month (#BSHM), and we’re thrilled to kick off the festivities by two Illinois-based SLPs, Dr. Jill Senner and Matt Baud. They have a wealth of AAC experience and have generously shared their expertise here in several previous posts. Today, we welcome them back as they share some advice on helping staff use AAC in natural settings. Enjoy! ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: Put Me in, Coach: Coaching AAC Use in the Natural Environment “Help, I already trained the team and the device is still not being used outside of my sessions.” Sound familiar?  We hear this a lot.  This actually is quite common if one key training element is missing.  In fact, without this critical instructional component, there’s only about a 5% chance that the strategies you’re teaching will actually be used in the natural environment.  What is the essential ingredient to maximizing your... [Read More...]