We’re back with Georgia-based SLP Jennifer Ro to hear more about a district-wide rollout of AAC in which they established (and have maintained) a core vocabulary focus. Jennifer is currently the lead AAC-SLP on Forsyth County Schools’ Assistive Technology Team where she provides AAC implementation support and trainings for staff and families and conducts individual AAC student consults. You can see Part 1 of the post here. Today, Jennifer shares some of what they learned in the process of creating AAC materials for the classroom and supporting the implementation of those materials. Let’s continue with more ‘lessons learned’ from this AAC experience. ================= How We Do It: Developing, Implementing a District-wide Focus on Communication & Core Vocabulary (Part 2) How we did it. And keep doing it … 😉 Create and develop supplemental materials that can be utilized universally and then modified, if needed, for individual student or teacher... [Read More...]
It’s been a fine week for AAC! Monday – How I Do It: Bilingual AAC Assessment Tips by Lindsay Oesch Tuesday – Teach Me Tuesday: T-Series by Tobii Dynavox Wednesday – Video of the Week: AAC Assessment by Pat Ourand Thursday – 5 Ways to Use Judgment Tasks in AAC Therapy Hope you had some AAC fun, too!
Here are some AAC posts you may have missed. Sunday: Video of the Week – What Do You Want to Do? Monday: A PrAACtical Reflection: Do No Harm Tuesday: Teach Me Tuesday – SpeechTree App Wednesday: PrAACtical Resources: Models of Best Practice in the Education of Students with ASD Thursday: PrAACtically SLPs- Hungry for Bilingual AAC Friday: Resources for A Year of Core Words
We are just delighted to share the AACtual Therapy of Arizona-based SLP, Deanna Wagner. We’ve known Deanna by reputation for a long while, but got to meet her in person at ISAAC this past summer. She has been involved in the AAC world for over 20 years. Her story as an AAC clinician is an interesting one: “I was lucky enough to attend one of the first university AAC courses, at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. My instructor was Dr. Mary Blake Huer, who was a recent president of USSAAC. Because we did not have enough courses in the communication disorders program, I also studied in the special education department and received a graduate degree in severe/profound handicaps. My first job was as AAC evaluator and trainer at Curative Rehabilitation in Wisconsin. I was lucky enough to meet a number of the inspirational team members who made up the model programs for... [Read More...]