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AAC Posts from PrAACtical Week # 45: November 2018

November 11, 2018 by - Leave your thoughts

AAC Posts from PrAACtical Week # 45: November 2018

Happy Sunday, AAC friends. Here is a handful of AAC posts that you may have missed in your busy week. Monday – PrAACtical Resources: CandLE Literacy for All Tuesday – AAC Link Up Wednesday – Video of the Week: Faces of AAC – Zainab Omar Thursday – MASTER PAL AAC Training Series: Lessons Learned ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: If you’re still in the mood for browsing, check out the selections below. PrAACtical Thoughts on Mastery 5 Things to Do When AAC Learners are Inconsistent PrAACtical Teaching in the Autism Classroom: Instructional Activities for Core Vocabulary Core Values: Suggestions for Language Building with AAC Learners More Words, Please! Expanding Our Manual Communication Boards

AAC Posts from PrAACtical Week # 44: November 2018

November 4, 2018 by - Leave your thoughts

AC Posts from PrAACtical Week # 44: November 2018

Happy November, AAC friends! Here are some posts you may have missed in your busy week. Monday –  PrAACtically November: AAC Resources for a Year of Core Vocabulary Tuesday – AAC Link Up Wednesday – Video of the Week: Talk AAC with Me Thursday – Building AAC Facilitation Skills with Tabi Jones-Wohleber: MASTER PAL Training, Module 11 (Let the Child Lead) ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: Have room for a little more AAC in your day? Here’s a sampling to choose from. Beyond Behavior Problems: How Visual Supports Can Help Our AAC Teaching AAC Intervention: 5 Activities with PrAACtical Potential AACtual Therapy: Positive Behavior Management with Gail Bennell Daylight Savings Time and Behavior Extension Activities for AAC Practice And, finally, if working with young children who have complex communication needs is your thing, we invite you to join us for a full day of preschool AAC in January. (Use the sliding bar on the right to navigate... [Read More...]

AAC Posts from PrAACtical Week # 44: October 2018

October 28, 2018 by - Leave your thoughts

AAC Posts from PrAACtical Week # 44: October 2018

And just like that, it’s prAACtically time to turn out the lights on another AAC Awareness Month. Before we do, here are some AAC posts that might be of interest. Monday – How We Do It: AAC Training for Educational Assistants Tuesday – AAC Link Up Wednesday – Video of the Week: Realizing the Power of Data Logging Thursday – Building AAC Facilitation Skills with Tabi Jones-Wohleber: MASTER PAL Training, Module 10 (Appropriate Prompting) Friday – AAC Awareness Month 2018: Going Out with a Bang! ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: Ready for a little more AAC exploring? Here are a handful of suggestions. Core Values: Suggestions for Language Building with AAC Learners Video of the Week: Supporting AAC Learning Through Non-Directive Language Supporting Language Growth in AAC Learners, Part 1 Supporting Language Growth in AAC Learners, Part 2 Supporting Language Growth in AAC Learners, Part 3 ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: Before you go, please help us spread the word in to help... [Read More...]

AAC Posts from PrAACtical Week # 43: October 2018

October 21, 2018 by - Leave your thoughts

AAC Posts from PrAACtical Week # 43: October 2018

It’s been a busy AAC week in our part of the world. Here’s what we’ve been up to. Monday – EET + AAC = OMG! Tuesday – AAC Link Up Wednesday – Video of the Week: Systematic AAC Instruction for Adults Thursday – Building AAC Facilitation Skills with Tabi Jones-Wohleber: MASTER PAL Training, Module 9 (Presume Potential) Friday – Hurricanes, Floods, Fires, & More: AAC Support for Disaster Recovery ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: Looking for a few more posts to browse? Take a look. PrAACtically Halloween! Considerations for an AAC-Friendly Holiday Halloween Recipes for Cooking AAC Style 5+ Fun AAC Things to Do to Get Ready for Halloween The Communication Book is Ready! Now, What? AACtual Therapy: Teaching the Use of Social Phrases and Comments

AAC Posts from PrAACtical Week # 42: October 2018

October 14, 2018 by - Leave your thoughts

PrAACtical AAC Week #42

Happy Sunday, AAC friends. Here are some posts you may have missed in your busy week. Monday – More Ideas for AAC Awareness Month 2018 Tuesday – AAC Link Up Wednesday – Video of the Week: Supporting AAC Learners at Home Thursday – Building AAC Facilitation Skills with Tabi Jones-Wohleber: MASTER PAL Training, Module 8 Friday – Building AAC Awareness: Using AAC to Express a Range of Functions :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: Is there room for a bit more AAC in your day? If so, take a look at these past posts. Support for Beginning AAC Communicators Narrative Skills in People with ASD Helping People with AAC Needs Develop Personal Narratives Using Animated Shorts in AAC Language Therapy Building Linguistic Competence in AAC Learner: 3 Areas to Consider Targeting :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: Looking for some focused information on AAC in the preschool years? We’d love to see you at this full-day workshop at ATIA in Orlando this coming January.... [Read More...]

AAC Posts from PrAACtical Week # 41: October 2018

October 7, 2018 by - Leave your thoughts

AAC Posts from PrAACtical Week # 41: October 2018

Happy Sunday, AAC friends! Here are some posts from the first week of AAC Awareness Month 2018. Take a look. Monday – Celebrating AAC Awareness Month 2018 Tuesday – AAC Link Up Wednesday – Video of the Week: The SLP’s Role in Cortical Visual Impairment Thursday – Building AAC Facilitation Skills with Tabi Jones-Wohleber: MASTER PAL Training, Module 7 Friday – PrAACtical Alert: Updated List of AAC App Discounts ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: Can you squeeze in another AAC post or two? Here are a few suggestions. Using Structure to Minimize Behavioral Challenges Understanding Functional Communication Training PrAACtical Thoughts on Challenging Behavior and Emotional Regulation Parent-implemented Intervention for Challenging Behavior Ready/Not Ready: 5 Visual Supports for AAC Learners

Celebrating AAC Awareness Month 2018

October 1, 2018 by - 6 Comments

Celebrating AAC Awareness Month 2018

Let the celebrations begin! October is more than pumpkins and Halloween. It’s internationally recognized as AAC Awareness Month and it offers a wonderful opportunity for spreading the word as to how we can support people with complex communication needs. Looking for a few ideas that you can use in celebrating AAC Awareness Month? Here are a few to get you started. Light up your social media feeds with AAC Awareness messages. We’ve got some graphics to help you out. Here are some from previous years. You can also grab our 2018 Facebook banner here. Is Instagram your jam? We’ve got you covered. (Click on the image below to download.) Are you more of a Twitter fan? No worries. We’ve got something for you, too. (Click on the image below to download.) Make plans to attend ATIA 2019 for lots of AAC content. Early Bird conference registration closes on October 5 at 5 p.m.... [Read More...]

AAC Posts from PrAACtical Week # 40: September 2018

September 30, 2018 by - Leave your thoughts

AAC Posts from PrAACtical Week # 40: September 2018

Happy Sunday, AAC friends. Before we turn to a new page on the calendar, check out these posts from our prAACtical week. Monday – PrAACtically October: AAC Resources for A Year of Core Vocabulary Tuesday – AAC Link Up Wednesday – Video of the Week: AT and Virtual Reality Thursday –  Building AAC Facilitation Skills with Tabi Jones-Wohleber: MASTER PAL Training, Module 6 Friday – PrAACtical Alert: AAC App Discounts ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: Still have time for some more AAC reading? Here are a few suggestions. PrAACtical Teaching in the ASD Classroom: Predictable Chart Writing with Core Vocabulary AAC in the Classroom: Presentations You May Have Missed The Crust of AAC Every Second Counts with Lindy McDaniel Boosting AAC Implementation in the Classroom: 6 Things to Try

AAC Posts from PrAACtical Week # 39: September 2018

September 23, 2018 by - 1 Comment

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Happy Sunday, AAC friends! Here are some posts from our prAACtical week that may be of interest. Monday – PrAACtical AAC Question of the Month: Who Is On Your AAC Team? Tuesday – AAC Link Up Wednesday – Video of the Week: Assumptions, Attitudes, and Adventures Thursday – Building AAC Facilitation Skills with Tabi Jones-Wohleber: MASTER PAL Training, Module 5 ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: If you have an appetite for a little more AAC, explore these past posts. Understanding and Supporting Families of AAC Learners Before We Read: Using Predictions for PrAACtical Learning AAC and Change: Some Thoughts on Influencing Behavior 5 Tips for Helping AAC Assessments Run Smoothly AAC ‘Must Haves’ for the Classroom and Speech Room And while you have AAC on your mind, we’d love to hear what you are planning for AAC Awareness Month. Comment below or message us if you’d like to be featured on PrAACtical AAC. Have a great week, everyone!

AAC Posts from PrAACtical Week # 38: September 2018

September 16, 2018 by - Leave your thoughts

AAC Posts from PrAACtical Week # 38: September 2018

We’re wrapping up the week with a summary of posts. Here are some AAC posts you may have missed in your busy week. Monday – Building Your AAC SLP Toolkit: Obtaining Free Apps for AAC Evaluations Tuesday – AAC Link Up Wednesday – Video of the Week: Integrating AAC into the Classroom Thursday – Building AAC Facilitation Skills with Tabi Jones-Wohleber: MASTER PAL Training, Module 4 :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: Still have time for a little more reading? Here are some additional posts for you to explore. Beyond Requesting: Thoughts on Teaching Information Transfer How I Do It: Encouraging AAC Implementation (Lauren Enders) PrAACtical Ways to Make Decisions About Thematic Therapy Materials In the Treasure Bag: Using Sharing Time to Focus on Vocabulary AAC in Motion: Walk the Walk, Talk the Talk with Tanna Neufeld