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AAC Posts from PrAACtical Week #19: May 2016

May 8, 2016 by - Leave your thoughts

AAC Posts from PrAACtical Week #19: May 2016

May is Better Hearing and Speech Month, a perfect time to build awareness among colleagues and in the community. Monday – PrAACtically May: Resources for a Year of Core Vocabulary Words Wednesday – Video of the Week: Increasing Core Vocabulary Use at Home, Therapy, and in School Thursday – AAC Assessment Corner with Vicki Clarke: The Eyes Have It – Assessment Considerations for High Tech Eye Gaze

AAC Posts from PrAACtical Week 12: March, 2016

March 20, 2016 by - Leave your thoughts

Hope your prAACtical week was productive and satisfying. Monday – PrAACtical Teaching in the ASD Classroom: Bigger is Better with Core Vocabulary Wednesday – Video of the Week: Building Linguistic Fluency with AAC Learners Thursday – AAC Assessment Corner with Vicki Clarke: Is Feature Matching Still Relevant?

AAC Posts from PrAACtical Week #3: January, 2016

January 17, 2016 by - 2 Comments

AAC Posts from PrAACtical Week #3: January, 2016

Time for a new look for PrAACtical AAC. Hope you enjoy it and these posts from earlier in the week. Monday – AAC Assessment Corner with Vicki Clarke: Procedural Resources Tuesday – Martin Luther King, Jr Holiday: 5 Resources for AAC Learners Thursday – Video of the Week: Implementing Visual Supports Thanks for all you do to support children and adults with little or no functional speech.

AACtual Therapy with Shareka Bentham: Started from the Bottom, Now We Here!

December 26, 2013 by - Leave your thoughts

AACtual Therapy with Shareka Bentham: Started from the Bottom, Now We Here!

We’re so thrilled to have Shareka Bentham back as an AACtual Therapist, this time talking about her journey into high tech AAC. You can see other posts from Shareka here. One of our colleagues completed the AAC evaluation on a client of Shareka’s. While preparations for that evaluation were underway, we were fortunate enough to learn of an AAC device that was no longer needed. The family agreed to donate it to this little fellow, and that seems to have launched a whole chain of prAACtical events. Shareka takes it from here… Sadly, this is not the first step into my career as a rapping superstar, but more a description of my journey from ‘no tech’ to high tech in AAC use. If someone had told me a year ago that I would be showing off my skills on a high tech AAC device, and teaching children, parents, and teachers... [Read More...]

PrAACtical Alert: Confessions of a Former FC Facilitator

April 21, 2012 by - Leave your thoughts

Gestures as Part of a Multimodal Communication System

Although every field has its moments, speech-language pathology is not generally known for high levels of controversy and drama. In the AAC world, the glaring exception to that is Facilitated Communication (FC). FC has had many critics and supporters (e.g., Syracuse University’s FC Center, now the Institute on Communication and Inclusion).  The editors of Evidence-Based Communication Assessment and Intervention, Drs. Ralf Schlosser and Jeff Sigafoos, have graciously allowed us to share a link to a paper by a former FC facilitator which appears in the EBP Speaker’s Corner section of the journal. You may download the article for free until June at: http://bit.ly/I7JEt4 .

Video of the Week: Getting Started with the Communication Matrix

April 21, 2021 by - Leave your thoughts

Video of the Week: Getting Started with the Communication Matrix

The Communication Matrix is a powerful and popular tool for assessing early communication skills. In today’s featured video, AAC SLP Vicki Clarke, known here for her AAC Assessment Corner series, discusses this important tool and provides helpful information on implementing it. Enjoy! Direct Link to Video – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=djNQVSXaF-g&ab_channel=AACChicksatDynamicTherapyAssociatesInc.