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20 Ways for SLPs to Celebrate Autism Awareness and Acceptance Month

April 6, 2015 by - Leave your thoughts

20 Ways for SLPs to Celebrate Autism Awareness and Acceptance Month

As SLPs, we know a good deal about autism spectrum disorders. Nevertheless, there’s always some new area to explore. Here are some ideas. Learn about and from self-advocates with ASD. Get inspired to learn more about video modeling and self modeling. Enroll in a MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) on Autism, like this one by Swinburne University of Technology. Learn more about what makes a narrative a social story as opposed to something else by reviewing the guidelines for sentence types. Take a ‘real look’ at a speech-language therapy session where the focus is coaching a family member to build play and interaction skills. Learn more about the neurodiversity and the neurodiversity movement. Share some of the empirical supports for AAC use. Learn more about DSM 5. Take a ‘real look’ at a family whose child has Down Syndrome and autism. Renew your commitment to theoretically sound and empirically supported... [Read More...]

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Posts You May Have Missed For Autism Awareness Month

May 3, 2013 by - Leave your thoughts

30 Posts You May Have Missed in April

PrAACtical Thinking Happy April: Celebrate Autism Acceptance Month and National Poetry Writing Month Happy World Autism Day! 5 Ways to Get More Popular AAC Style 133 Free or Lite Versions of AAC Apps & App Selection Resources 5 Things To Do If You Are Not Confident Teaching Core Vocabulary 31 Posts You May Have Missed in March Communication Circles:With A Little Help From My Friends Core Vocabulary: Making Sense of Symbols AAC & RTI 5 Reasons for Using Pre-Stroed Messages in AAC Systems Speak To Me With Your Eyes My Love Keep Learning About Core Words: 8 More Things to do for Autism Acceptance Month A PrAACtical Look: AAC at the Baldwin Wallace Speech Center PrAACtical Goals That Matter 5 Ways to Use Powerpoint in AAC Intervention Strategy of The Month Teaching Core Vocabulary The First 12: Getting Started with Core Words More on Teaching Core Vocabulary More on Core... [Read More...]

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Keep Learning About Core Words- 8 More Things to Do For Autism Acceptance Month

April 22, 2013 by - Leave your thoughts

Keep Learning About Core Words 8 More Things to do for Autism Acceptance Month

April is Autism Awareness/Acceptance month.  It is exciting that there have been so many positive messages and activities around schools, communities, the country, and even the world.  It has been great that AAC and visual supports have been incorporated into many educational and communication programs (hopefully soon a ‘tipping point’, so that ALL students who need AAC systems will have them). One of the next ‘tipping points’ that would also be great to see is with the use of core words on communication displays. ‘Core Words’ are our Strategy of the Month and we are writing about the first 12 through the first 36. But, if you want more background information or to go well beyond 36 core words (which is the goal), Here are 8 More Things To Do For Autism Acceptance Month: Take a look at AAC Language Lab for Core Word Information Read ASHA- A Few Good... [Read More...]

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