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PrAACtical AAC: Giving Readers a Voice

June 13, 2019 by - 10 Comments

PrAACtical AAC: Giving Readers a Voice

Can you spare a few minutes to help us out?  Since Robin and I first started the blog in 2011, PrAACtical AAC has published lots of original content and featured many wonderful contributions of professionals, families, and AAC users from around the world. With hundreds of posts under our belt, I thought it was finally time to give YOU a voice. We’d love to know more about you and what you’d like to see at PrAACtical AAC as we continue to move forward in sharing AAC content. Are there specific topics you’d like to know more about or particular guest authors you want to hear more from? What kinds of materials or resources would be most helpful to you? How you would like to see things grouped or organized? What other ways can PrAACtical AAC support the work you do to address complex communication needs? Help us figure out what... [Read More...]

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AAC Posts from PrAACtical Week #23 – June 2019

June 9, 2019 by - Leave your thoughts

AAC Posts from PrAACtical Week #23 - June 2019

Good morning, AAC friends! Today, we’re sharing AAC posts that you may have missed and also asking for your feedback so that we can improve the functionality of our PrAACtical AAC website. We would be grateful if you could take a few minutes and respond to a short survey. You can do that below or using this link: https://forms.gle/PMmFo3oVV1DK926G8. ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: And now, onto those posts that you may have missed in your busy week. Monday – PrAACtical Resources: AAC-focused Summer Camps Tuesday – AAC Link Up Wednesday – Video of the Week: Growing Up with AAC in the Family Thursday –  How We Do It: Incorporating Core Vocabulary Throughout the School Day ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: For those of you who want to browse a little bit more, here are a few suggestions. Supporting AAC Learners in Working with Words Teaching AAC and Sight Words AT for Writing Supporting AAC Learners in Emergent... [Read More...]

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Video of the Week: Aided Language Input with Gail Van Tatenhove

February 18, 2016 by - 7 Comments

Video of the Week: Aided Language Input with Gail Van Tatenhove

When you have a chance to peek into a therapy session by a master clinician, take it! In today’s featured video, Gail Van Tatenhove shares a clip where she demonstrates use of a pivotal intervention strategy, aided language input, as they discuss a book. Among many other things, Gail is author of one of our favorite therapy tools, The Pixon Project Kit. Enjoy! Direct link to video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QywUaX99-D4

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Using Positive Reinforcement to Support AAC Learners

February 10, 2014 by - Leave your thoughts

Using Positive Reinforcement to Support AAC Learners

In terms of reinforcement, Jamie kept me on my toes. Initially, she preferred to be by herself so that she could do her own thing without any demands placed on her. Solitary time is not our favorite way to reinforce desired behavior, but it was a start. Jamie earned little bits of free time where she could have some uninterrupted play.   Then, she seemed to like anything that she could line up. No sweat. (This is progress! We were much happier to see her desire things as opposed to the absence of company. We had lots of things that we could use and she loved the novelty of materials we presented…for short awhile). Quickly, that morphed into things that she could line up that had letters. Got it! (We can repurpose some alphabet puzzles/games and we’re good!). Then, things got interesting. One week there was an intense love of... [Read More...]

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AAC Language Facilitation Round-Up

June 30, 2012 by - Leave your thoughts

AAC Language Facilitation Round-Up

Posts you may have missed on facilitating language in AAC intervention – Language Facilitation Strategies Recasting F is for Feedback Video of the Week: F is for Feedback The Art of Scaffolding as a Language Facilitation Strategy – Next month, we focus on supporting behavior so that our AAC therapy sessions have maximal impact.

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5 Nice Things to Say to Students Who Use AAC

January 4, 2012 by - Leave your thoughts

Mama always said that if you don’t have anything nice to say, then don’t say anything at all. – True enough, but sometimes people who mean to be nice, need a little bit of guidance. If you’ve ever cringed when someone said ‘Good pointing’ or ‘Nice talking,’ well, you know what I mean. – Having SLPs in the classroom to support students who use AAC makes sense for many reasons. Among them is the opportunity to model appropriate interaction styles so that adults and non-disabled peers can learn by observation. With that in mind, we offer up some suggestions for great things to say to encourage communicative competence and self-esteem. “I like what you said.” “That’s a good way to say that!” “Can you teach that to ___ ?” “Here’s another way to say it.” “Take your time. I’m not in a hurry.” –

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