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AAC Resources: A Look at Google Action Blocks

November 12, 2020 by - Leave your thoughts

AAC Resources: A Look at Google Action Blocks

We’re always excited to see innovations in assistive technology and AAC, and today, we welcome Charlie Danger of The Children’s Trust to tell us about one of them. Charlie is an OT and ATP who has been working with people with disabilities for over 20 years. In this post, he introduces us to Google Action Blocks and discusses some of the ways it can benefit those with AAC needs. A Look at Google Action Blocks When most of us consider the use of modern portable devices as communication aids we’re likely to refer to iPads running popular apps such as LAMP Words for Life or Proloquo2go. It is relatively rare that people first consider Android AAC apps, most likely because there are so few of them. Android Worldwide, Android devices outsell Apple by a factor of 3 to 1. In South America and Asia this is as high as 10... [Read More...]

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Why Introduce a Pictured-based Communication System?

December 23, 2012 by - Leave your thoughts

In an earlier screencast, we gave some clinical rationales and empirical evidence for using AAC. In this post, we share two screencasts that continue this train of thought. In part 1, we talk about why to use pictures for individuals at the intentional presymbolic level. In the second part, we’ll talk about some specific advantages that picture-based communication has over a speech-only approach. Part 1 Part 2

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