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Don’t Ask: 5 Reasons to De-Emphasize Questions in Your AAC Therapy

October 8, 2012 by - 3 Comments

Don’t Ask: 5 Reasons to De-Emphasize Questions in Your AAC Therapy

Questions are more like assessment than they are like instruction. Don’t believe us? Look at the questions these therapists posed and see if you didn’t feel like you were being quizzed. What’s your name? Where do you live? Do you know your address? How old are you? When’s your birthday? What school do you go to? What’s your teacher’s name? What’s that called? What do we do with that? Can you tell me more about it? Just to be clear, we think data-based decision-making always plays an important role in good therapy. However, assessment is assessment. Assessment helps us figure out what to teach and how to teach it. But it should look and sound very different than instruction. So when the SLP tells us she is going to teach a new skill by asking a question, we start to tense up. Here’s why we’re de-emphasizing questions in our AAC... [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 a maximal impact.

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