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AAC Posts from PrAACtical Week 13: March, 2016

March 27, 2016 by - Leave your thoughts

AAC Posts from PrAACtical Week 13: March, 2016

Happy Sunday, prAACtical friends. Hope you’re taking some time to recharge, Monday – PrAACtically Pinteresting with Lauren Enders: AAC Video Examples Wednesday – Video of the Week: Boosting Communication with Video Modeling Thursday – PrAACtically Reading with Karen Natoci: April Fool’s Day Above everything else, AAC is a person’s communication tool. If it’s not always available, it’s not AAC.

AAC Posts from PrAACtical Week 8: February, 2016

February 21, 2016 by - 1 Comment

AAC Posts from PrAACtical Week 8: February, 2016

Hope you had a week of AAC fun and inspiration. Monday – PrAACtically Reading with Karen Natoci: Are You My Mother? Tuesday – Efficiency or Precision: Striking a Balance for AAC Learners Thursday – Video of the Week: Aided Language Input with Gail Van Tatenhove

From Activity-based AAC to Robust Language: Part 1

October 27, 2015 by - 4 Comments

From Activity-based AAC to Robust Language: Part 1

As far as I can tell, most AAC learners are taught by people who don’t specialize in AAC. Their school SLPs may have caseloads of 50, 60, 70, or more students with IEPs, 90% of whom have goals for articulation, language, and fluency. Their classroom teachers serve students whose disabilities range from none at all, to dyslexia to cerebral palsy, to significant intellectual disabilities, and everywhere in between. In all likelihood, neither group had much AAC training. What little AAC they know, they’ve picked up on their own from reading, going to workshops and conferences (usually self-funded), talking to colleagues, and exploring online resources. Many times, their first foray into AAC is with things like choice boards and visual supports, such as daily schedules and first/then boards. From there, they may begin labeling the environment with pictures symbols (e.g., ‘table’ on the table, ‘on/off’ near the light switch), using mini-schedules... [Read More...]

AAC Posts from PrAACtical Week 24: June, 2015

June 14, 2015 by - Leave your thoughts

AAC Posts from PrAACtical Week 24: June, 2015

Monday – Summer Reading: Five AAC Suggestions Tuesday – How I Do It: Helping Clients Who Use AAC Connect with their Grandchildren by Rebecca Bright Wednesday – Video of the Week: Using AAC Facilitation Strategies Thursday – PrAACtically Reading: Over in the Garden with Karen Natoci