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Happy Holidays, AAC Friends!

December 25, 2019 by - Leave your thoughts

Happy Holidays, AAC Friends!

Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, or none of these, we wish you a season of love, compassion, and grace. Before you go, I’d like to share my favorite hymn with you. Enjoy ‘Let There Be Peace on Earth,’ covered by the incomparable Mahalia Jackson on this beautiful Christmas morning. Lyrics: Let There Be Peace on Earth (Jill Jackson-Miller & Sy Miller) Let there be peace on earth And let it begin with me Let There Be Peace on Earth The peace that was meant to be With God as our Father Brothers all are we Let me walk with my brother In perfect harmony. Let peace begin with me Let this be the moment now. With ev’ry step I take Let this be my solemn vow To take each moment and live Each moment in peace eternally Let there be peace on earth And let it begin with me

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‘Twas the Night Before an AAC Christmas

December 24, 2018 by - 5 Comments

‘Twas the Night Before an AAC Christmas

‘Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the town, Not a creature was stirring, they were all safe and sound. The stockings were hung by their chimneys with care, In hopes that AAC Elves would soon visit there. The teachers were nestled all snug in their beds, With visions of lesson plans banished from their heads. The therapists with data sheets and the strategies they love best, Had just settled in for a good winter-break rest. When outside the schoolyard, there arose such a clatter I rushed toward the window to see what was the matter. Stepping on Legos (does that pain ever fade?) I ran to the window and lifted the shade. With her silvery face, the moon shone from the night sky, Illuminating the landscape from her perch way up high. And what to my sleep-deprived eyes should appear But an accessible sleigh, and 8 AT reindeer.... [Read More...]

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PrAACtically Reading with Karen Natoci: Hello, Holidays!

November 30, 2017 by - Leave your thoughts

PrAACtically Reading with Karen Natoci: Hello, Holidays!

Getting ready for the holidays? Karen Natoci has some ideas and downloadable materials to help you plan your therapy and instruction. In today’s post, she shares some PowerPoint books (with audio) that you can download and use, as well as activity suggestions. Karen has supported AAC learners in different capacities throughout her career and is currently an AAC Supervisor with The Speech Pathology Group in Walnut Creek, California. Enjoy! PrAACtically Reading: Hello, Holidays! Books:  Holiday Themed Powerpoint stories (downloadable) This month I want to share a wonderful way to integrate reading through the use of seasonal materials that are meaningful and emotional. This activity works well in preschool and elementary classrooms through the continued sharing of life from home to school.  What could be more fun than sharing holiday traditions through the creation of a power point book! Please download and use the power point stories. Include family input so that you... [Read More...]

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Hello Holidays: AAC Ideas for Your Celebration

December 18, 2014 by - Leave your thoughts

Hello Holidays: AAC Ideas for Your Celebration

All around us, people are celebrating Hanukkah, preparing for Christmas, or getting ready for Kwanzaa. Here is some prAACtical reading about AAC in the holiday season. Creating Language-rich Traditions 8 Ways to Have an AAC Holiday Season Holiday Shopping with a Purpose 10 Great Apps to Gift It’s PrAACtically Chanukkah

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A PrAACtical Christmas Carol

December 23, 2013 by - 2 Comments

A PrAACtical Christmas Carol

On the 1st day of Christmas, my true love gave to me a laminator with a warranty. On the 2nd day of Christmas, my true love gave to me 2 eye gaze systems and a laminator with a warranty. On the 3rd day of Christmas, my true love gave to me 3 custom keyguards, 2 eye gaze systems, and a laminator with a warranty. On the 4th day of Christmas, my true love gave to me 4 switch toys, 3 custom keyguards, 2 eye gaze systems, and a laminator with a warranty. On the 5th day of Christmas, my true love gave to me 5 SGDs, 4 switch toys, 3 custom keyguards, 2 eye gaze systems, and a laminator with a warranty. On the 6th day of Christmas, my true love gave to me 6 smiling kids, 5 SGDs, 4 switch toys, 3 custom keyguards, 2 eye gaze systems, and a... [Read More...]

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