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Fun Friday: 5 AAC Tips for Talking About Halloween After it is Over

November 1, 2013 by - Leave your thoughts

5 AAC Tips for Talking About Halloween After It is Over

Language learning involves talking about events in the past, present, and future.  Since Halloween is over, it is a perfect opportunity to help AAC users talk about past events. Here are 5 tips for getting started with ALL learners. Use a weekly or monthly (calendar) schedule to ‘remember’ Halloween or if you are sticking to core words to remember the “great day” or “bad day” depending upon the experience. Use photos of the Halloween festivities to discuss what happened, what everyone did, and you could even go for the best and/or worst part of the day.   Use a Venn diagram to compare and contrast Halloween experiences. This can be done with comparing 2 people or 2 groups.  For some learners, you can use images to put Halloween things that everyone saw or did while others you will need text only.  Then, a  discussion of what each student/group did that... [Read More...]

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4+ AAC Tips for Talking About Past Events- July 4th

July 8, 2013 by - 2 Comments

4 AAC Tips for Talking about July 4th After the Festivities

Make a Plan – Schedule a time to ‘talk about the past event (July 4th). The plan can include a ‘talk time’ or a time to collect remnants, photos, or related items from the event.  Use a calendar or schedule to plan AAC style. Put Together A ‘Talking’ Photo Album– Gather all the photos from the activity and put together a talking photo album. You can use any talking photo album where you record a voice or use a story creation app that has recorded (digitized) or computer generated speech (synthesized). The process of making the photo album can be the ‘past event’ conversation and/or a review/reading can be the ‘conversation’. For some learners, turning the pages is the beginning of talking about past events while for other learners the pictures will be the opportunity for the conversation.  It is helpful to use  text and speech as you create the... [Read More...]

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