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AAC Posts from PrAACtical Week # 8: February 2023

February 19, 2023 by - Leave your thoughts

AAC Posts from PrAACtical Week # 8: February 2023

Happy Sunday, AAC friends. We have some posts you might enjoy. Monday – AAC Implementation Framework: Step 1, Determining the Target Tuesday – AAC Link Up Wednesday – Video of the Week: The Role of Voices in AAC Thursday – Throwback Thursday: AAC & Vision Impairment :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: 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 2023

January 22, 2023 by - Leave your thoughts

AAC Posts from PrAACtical Week # 4: January 2023

Happy Sunday, AAC friends. Here are some AAC posts that you might have missed. Monday – Toward Communicative Competence in AAC: 5 Strategic Skills to Consider Targeting Tuesday – AAC Link Up Wednesday – Video of the Week: Reducing Device Abandonment Thursday – Bilingual AAC Support from Monolingual Professionals: An Introduction ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: 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 5 Books for AAC Professionals PrAACtical Questions with Vicki Clarke: What’s the Role of Core Vocabulary?

AAC at the 2022 ASHA Convention: Presentations to Get Excited About

October 17, 2022 by - 2 Comments

AAC at the 2022 ASHA Convention: Presentations to Get Excited About

Here in the US, SLPs across the country are gearing up for a meeting of professionals in communication sciences and disorders. It’s especially exciting this year because AAC will have a very strong presence. We’re thrilled that an AAC user, Steven Gleason, will be receiving the 2022 Annie Glenn Award along with his wife, Michel. Additionally, there are at least two sessions featuring AAC users as the primary speakers (India Ochs, Jordyn Zimmerman), which is unusual for this particular conference, which focuses on SLPs and audiologists. If you’re on the fence about attending the 2022 ASHA Convention in New Orleans next month, we hope these presentations will inspire you to book your tickets. Take a look at some of the sessions we’re most excited about. You can click on the title to learn more about these presentations. Bilingualism in AAC: Challenging the Monolingual Mindset (Master Class, MC10 ) presented by... [Read More...]

Video of the Week: Helping School Staff Model AAC in the Classroom

July 20, 2022 by - Leave your thoughts

Video of the Week: Helping School Staff Model AAC in the Classroom

Jill Senner and Matt Baud have contributed a great deal toward our understanding of effective ways to teach people to be better AAC partners. In today’s featured video, we share a presentation from CoughDrop’s AAC in the Cloud conference that focuses specifically on school staff. Many thanks to CoughDrop for hosting this conference and making the recordings available, and to Jill and Matt for continuing to impact our professions. You can get access to the handout for this session here. Enjoy! Direct link to video – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qKYpGbmDIS4&ab_channel=CoughDrop

AAC Posts from PrAACtical Week # 26: June 2022

June 26, 2022 by - Leave your thoughts

AAC Posts from PrAACtical Week # 26: June 2022

Happy Sunday, AAC friends. We have some posts that you might enjoy. Monday – AAC Reading Material: 3 Book Suggestions Tuesday – AAC Link Up Wednesday – Video of the Week: Funding for AAC Thursday – Throwback Thursday: Summertime & AAC :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: If you have the time, here are some past posts you may enjoy. Beyond AAC Modeling: 3 Things to Add to Your AAC Teaching Plan 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 # 16: April 2022

April 17, 2022 by - Leave your thoughts

AAC Posts from PrAACtical Week # 16: April 2022

Happy Sunday, AAC friends! Here is some AAC reading and viewing that may be of interest. Monday – (Re)Building a Desire to Use AAC: 3 Activities to Try Tuesday – AAC Link Up Wednesday – Video of the Week: Partner Assisted Scanning to Spell Messages Thursday – Throwback Thursday: Ideas for an AAC-friendly Earth Day —————————————————————— 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? Video of the Week: Telepractice in AAC – Working with What You’ve Got

AAC Goal Writing with Lauren Enders: Tools to Support Identification of AAC Learning Targets

April 7, 2022 by - Leave your thoughts

AAC Goal Writing with Lauren Enders: Tools to Support Identification of AAC Learning Targets

We’re ending the week with some wonderful resources shared by AAC expert, Lauren Enders. In her continuation of the Goal Writing series, she reviews some important tools that can help in determining which skills to target when writing goals for AAC learners. You can see other posts in this series using the links below. AAC Goal Writing with Lauren Enders 5 Common Challenges Laying a Solid Foundation :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: In the first post of this series, you learned that you are in good company if you find AAC goal writing to be intimidating. Thankfully, you were also assured that despite the learning curve, you CAN write meaningful goals for AAC learners given the right tips, tools, and guidance. In the second post, you learned how the Four Communicative Competencies (Linguistic, Operational, Social, and Strategic) (Light et al., 1989, Light & McNaughton, 2014)) plus Psychosocial or Emotional Competency (Light & McNaughton, 2014, Blackstone... [Read More...]

Video of the Week: SMoRRE Partner Training Supports

March 23, 2022 by - 1 Comment

Video of the Week: SMoRRE Partner Training Supports

Teaching communication partners how to interact in ways that support AAC learning is one of our most important roles. Years ago, Jill Senner and Matt Baud dug into the research on AAC partner training and developed the SMoRRE approach. You can learn about that here. In today’s featured video, Matt provides a practical example of using that approach. Take a look. Many thanks to Jill and Matt for their fine work with SMoRRE and to Matt for this helpful video.   Direct Link to Video – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nUt180-XzY8&ab_channel=TALC 

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