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AAC Posts from PrAACtical Week #27: July 2019

July 7, 2019 by - Leave your thoughts

AAC Posts from PrAACtical Week #27: July 2019

Happy Sunday, AAC friends! Here are a few posts from our busy week. Monday – How We Do It: The Talk Flock – Taking Care of Caregivers Tuesday – AAC Link Up Wednesday – Video of the Week: Unconventional Communication  Thursday – Celebrating Independence Day with a Touch of AAC ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: In the mood for some more AAC browsing? We have a few suggestions for you. 5 Ways to Support Self-Advocacy in AAC Learners How We Do It: Using AAC to Repair Communication Breakdowns PrAACtically SLPs: Hungry for Bilingual AAC 5 Kinds of Pre-stored Messages That Put the AAC Learner in Control PrAACtical Perspectives: Randomness & AAC

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AAC Posts from PrAACtical Week #9: March 2019

March 3, 2019 by - Leave your thoughts

AAC Posts from PrAACtical Week #9: March 2019

Is it really Sunday already? If you’re catching up on your AAC reading, here are the posts we published this past week. Monday – PrAACtically March: AAC Resources for a Year of Core Words Tuesday – AAC Link Up Wednesday – Video of the Week: Supporting Emergent Communicators Thursday – Throwback Thursday: An AAC ‘Funny Area’ Solution :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: And while you’re here, check out some of the other AAC-related websites we’ve featured in the past. Miami Dade County PreKindergarten Program for Children with Disabilities Centre for AAC (CAAC) AT Makers SCOPE AAC Funding Help Have a great week, AAC friends!

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PrAACtically October: AAC Resources for A Year of Core Vocabulary

September 24, 2018 by - Leave your thoughts

PrAACtically October: AAC Resources for A Year of Core Vocabulary

Know any AAC learners like these? Jeremiah has an SGD with thousands of core and fringe words, but he uses less than 100 of them in day-to-day life. Bella used an AAC app with visual scene displays to interact at playtime and during daily routines for the past several months. Her team just added an app with a grid-based vocabulary so that she can begin to create novel sentences and expand her language abilities. Mason was recently evaluated for an AAC device, but it will likely take a few months to get the funding situation straightened out. In the meantime, his team created a manual communication board that mirrors the main screen of the SGD’s language software. Each of them needs lots of practice to become fluent with the core words in their AAC systems. Are you looking for resources to support your use of core words in therapy, in... [Read More...]

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Throwback Thursday: AAC Resources for Supporting Teams

August 16, 2018 by - Leave your thoughts

Throwback Thursday: AAC Resources for Supporting Teams

It’s another Throwback Thursday and we’re revisiting some posts with shareable tips and resources. Let’s get our AAC teams moving in the same direction! Five Places for Shared AAC Materials Five AAC and Related Resources to Explore AAC Teamwork: Encouraging Colleagues #1 (downloadable) AAC Teamwork: Encouraging Colleagues #2 (downloadable) AAC Teamwork: Encouraging Colleagues #3 (downloadable) AAC: More Teaching, Less Testing (downloadable)

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PrAACtically June: AAC Resources for A Year of Core Words

May 24, 2018 by - 1 Comment

PrAACtically June

Here in the US, we’re preparing for a holiday weekend and getting ready to flip the calendar to a new page. That means it’s time to prepare to highlight a new set of core words to keep our AAC learners moving forward and expanding their use of AAC throughout the day. If you’re helping an AAC learner become more capable in using high-frequency words to express themselves, we hope you join us in highlighting the June words and creating opportunities for our AAC learners to use them throughout the day. Whether you are following along with the 2013 Year of Core  (Set 1-12 words/month) or the 2014 A(nother) Year of Core:  (Set 2-16 words/month; Different than the previous year’s core words), or just getting started, here are some helpful resources. Our June words are listed below. Set 1 List: after, am/be/is, because, can, cold, fast, fun, have, hungry, let, need, talk Set... [Read More...]

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PrAACtical Resources: AAC for School Staff

March 29, 2018 by - Leave your thoughts

PrAACtical Resources: AAC for School Staff

Looking for a learning resource that goes beyond a quick overview and covers some of the details about providing AAC to school-aged children? Today, we visit an online learning site by the UK Department for Education called Communication-Augmentative and Assistive Strategies. It has wonderful information on a variety of AAC topics and downloadable resources for topics such as low tech AAC, vocabulary selection, and becoming a good communication partner. Take your time to explore this learning module and all of the resources it has to offer.

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PrAACtically February: AAC Resources for a Year of Core Words

January 29, 2018 by - Leave your thoughts

PrAACtically February: Resources for a Year of Core Words

As prepare to bid January a fond farewell, we’re looking ahead to ways we can highlight more of the core vocabulary words in our clients’ AAC devices and communication aids. One approach to boosting practice opportunities is to select a dozen or so core words to focus on each month. Throughout the month, we can then pay special attention to that small group of words by highlighting them with focused language stimulation, aided language input, and specific activities designed to teach or practice those words. In previous years, we shared lists of some core words to help you do just that and every month we share some ideas for prioritizing a small set of words. You can use these materials to remind yourself which words to highlight this month, with using aided language input and focused language stimulation. What else? Here are some ideas to get you started. Print them and... [Read More...]

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It’s PrAACtically Martin Luther King Jr Day

January 11, 2018 by - Leave your thoughts

PrAACtically Martin Luther King Jr Day

Looking for activities and books to help integrate AAC and language learning with content about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr? Here are some resources to explore. Acts of Kindness and Justice Martin Luther King Jr: Venn Diagram: Great for practice of core and fringe vocabulary, as well as information-giving (e.g., name, birthday) and comparing/contrasting Martin Luther King Jr I Have a Dream Speech: Wonderful for older learners and those focused on Tier 2 vocabulary, more complex sentences, main idea, narrative development, and inferencing. Martin Luther King Jr Holiday 5 Resources for AAC Learners  Visual Supports, Core Words, and Martin Luther King Core Values: Suggestions for Language Building with AAC Learners 

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