13 Ways to Celebrate AAC Awareness Month

October 3, 2016 by - 1 Comment

13 Ways to Celebrate AAC Awareness Month
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Need some ideas for celebrating AAC Awareness Month? Here are a few to get you started.

  1. Participate on the #USSAAC Twitterchat on 10/13 at 7:00 pm EDT (UTC−04:00). New to Twitterchats? You can learn more here. The wonderful Chris Bugaj will be moderating.
  2. Subscribe to a blog with an AAC content, such as Uncommon Sense, Jane Farrall Consulting, AAC Girls, or Superpower Speech
  3. Follow a new AAC topical Pinterest board from Lauren Enders and others:  AAC and ATAT/AAC/Adapt/Modify/Accessibility/Accommodations, AT for Communication, SLP AAC, & AugCommAAC by Constantly Speaking, Communication-AAC
  4. Print, hang, or give someone an AAC awareness image10 Commandments of AAC Devices, or 5 Tips for Communicating with Nonverbal Student13 Ways to Celebrate AAC Awareness Month
  5. Register for a free AAC professional development webinar from Ablenet University
  6. Print out an AAC Poster, like Lauren Enders’ AAC Boot Camp-Getting AAC Users to Communicate or Kate Ahern’s The Periodic Table of AAC,
  7. Explore an AAC app or SGD that is new to you
  8. Print out song visual supports
  9. Read a Tar Heel Reader Book with an AAC learner
  10. Use Aided Language Input while talking to AAC learners (for 10 minutes…. or more)
  11. Learn more about AAC supports for challenging behavior
  12. Consider providing an AAC training (browse Tabi Jones-Wohleber’s PPT material for inspiration)
  13. Join the 8th annual AAC Chat and Read-a-Thon October 14-15

13 Ways to Celebrate AAC Awareness Month

 

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This post was written by Carole Zangari

1 Comment

  • Thank you for sharing these ideas. These points will help us a lot in creating awareness about AAC. We need to devote our energies to this cause and help build a substantial awareness among the masses.

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