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AAC Posts from PrAACtical Week #41: October 2019

October 13, 2019 by - Leave your thoughts

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Happy Sunday, AAC friends! We have some AAC posts that might be of interest. Monday – 5 Things You May Not Know About the Early Days of AAC Tuesday – AAC Link Up Wednesday – Video of the Week: Fostering Emergent Writing in AAC Users Thursday – From Wheelchair to Hands-free Walker for Preschool Children with AAC Needs ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: Still have an appetite for some AAC reading? Here are a few more suggestions. PrAACtical Ideas: AAC Core Vocabulary Practice for Workshops and Inservices How I Do It: Working with Multiple Symbol Sets PrAACtically Reading: Over on the Farm with Karen Natoci & Karen Baca 5+ Ways to Make Page Fluffers and Spacers Classroom CORE Book by Tabi Jones-Wohleber (Downloadable file)

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AAC Posts from PrAACtical Week #40: October 2019

October 6, 2019 by - Leave your thoughts

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Happy Sunday, AAC friends. We have a couple of things to share with you today. One is an invitation to join me in Orlando in January for a full day of language intervention and AAC. I am incredibly grateful for the opportunity to present a full-day pre-conference workshop with Gail Van Tatenhove and Gloria Soto, two of the biggest names in AAC and language learning, at ATIA 2020. You can find out more about that using the slider on the graphic below or visit this site for an overview and registration link.   Also, we kicked off AAC Awareness Month (#AACaware19) with a number of posts that contain resources for you to use. Take a look. Monday – Spreading the Word About AAC Awareness Month Tuesday- AAC Awareness Month Ideas Wednesday – Video of the Week: Connection – The Heart of Communication Thursday – AAC Assessment Corner: Evaluating Skills For... [Read More...]

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AAC Posts from PrAACtical Week #39: September 2019

September 29, 2019 by - Leave your thoughts

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Happy Sunday, AAC friends. Here are some AAC posts that may be of interest. Monday –  How I Do It: Teaching the AAC Helpers Tuesday – AAC Link Up Wednesday – Video of the Week: Stepping Stones to Switch Access, Part 2 Thursday – PrAACtically October: AAC Resources for A Year of Core Vocabulary Friday – PrAACtically October: A Month of AAC Ideas ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: We’re excited for the start of AAC Awareness Month and grateful to Lauren Enders for continuing the tradition of helping us stay aware of the discounts on AAC apps.   In the mood for some more AAC exploration? Here are a few suggestions. Building AAC Awareness: Using AAC to Express a Range of Functions From Activity-based AAC to Robust Language: Part 1 From Activity-based AAC to Robust Language: Part 2 Social Stories and Narratives PrAACtically Reading with Karen Natoci: Apples Have a great week, everyone!

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AAC Posts from PrAACtical Week #37: September 2019

September 15, 2019 by - Leave your thoughts

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Happy Sunday, AAC friends! We’ve rounded up some posts that might be of interest. Monday – How I Do It: Setting Up an AAC Implementation Plan Tuesday – AAC Link Up Wednesday – Video of the Week: The Unspoken Voices Project Thursday – From Wheelchair to Walker: The Cascading Benefit of Hands-Free Mobility :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: We’ve got a few more posts for you to browse. On the Same Page: Helping Team Members Recognize and Respond to Unconventional Communication Signals From Referential to Descriptive Teaching with AAC Learners Aided Language Input – How Much Language Should We Model? PrAACtical Resources: Promoting Inclusion and Participation for People Who Use AAC When Students are Reluctant to Use AAC: 5 Things to Try

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AAC Posts from PrAACtical Week #35: September 2019

September 1, 2019 by - Leave your thoughts

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Happy Sunday, AAC friends. Here are some posts you may have missed in your busy week. Monday – How I Do It: Working with Multiple Symbol Sets Tuesday – AAC Link Up Wednesday – Video of the Week: Model as a MASTER PAL Thursday – PrAACtically September: AAC Resources for A Year of Core Vocabulary Words ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: Here are a few more for your browsing pleasure. AAC and Visual Supports for Storms and Hurricanes: 10 Useful Resources How I Do It: Cooking in the Classroom with Carol Goossens’ How I Do It: Conversation Practice with Teens and Young Adults by Angela Adams On AAC Training: Skill Building for AAC Team Members PrAACtical Resources: AAC 101 Flipbook Handout

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AAC Posts from PrAACtical Week #33: August 2019

August 18, 2019 by - Leave your thoughts

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Happy Sunday, AAC friends. Here’s what we’ve been up to. Check them out if you have the time. Monday – How I Do It: Putting the FUN Back in FUNctional Tuesday – AAC Link Up Wednesday – Video of the Week: Getting Started in AAC Assessment Thursday – PrAACtically Visual: More Supports for Your Toolbox :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: In the mood for a little more? Here are some selections for you to browse. 10 Tips for Starting AAC with the Little Ones How I Do It: A Framework for Success-Getting Started in the Exciting World of Communication and AAC PrAACtical Suggestions: How to Get Started with A New AAC Client How We Do It: AAC Training for Educational Assistants Visual Support for Places Around School

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AAC Posts from PrAACtical Week #31: August 2019

August 4, 2019 by - Leave your thoughts

AAC Posts from PrAACtical Week #31: August 2019

Happy Sunday, AAC friends. Here are a handful of posts that you may have missed. Monday –  PrAACtically August: AAC Resources for A Year of Core Vocabulary Words Tuesday – AAC Link Up Wednesday – Video of the Week: Reading with AAC at the Beenleigh School Thursday – PrAACtically Visual: Supporting Communication Across Activities & Environments :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::

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AAC Posts from PrAACtical Week #30: July 2019

July 28, 2019 by - Leave your thoughts

AAC Posts from PrAACtical Week #30: July 2019

Happy Sunday, AAC friends. Here are some posts you may have missed. Monday – AAC Resources for Core Vocabulary Teaching Tuesday – AAC Link Up Wednesday – Video of the Week: A Recipe for Summer AAC Thursday – PrAACtically Visual: Supports for Self-regulation & Understanding Expectations :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: Here are a few more to explore before you go. Why We Love Language Experience Activities 5 Things to Do If You’re Not Confident Teaching Core Vocabulary Building Sentence Length through Conversational Routines & Games 5 Quick & Easy Games That Build AAC Skills 5 Ways to Promote Generalization of AAC Use Have a great week, AAC friends!

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AAC Posts from PrAACtical Week #29: July 2019

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AAC Posts from PrAACtical Week #29: July 2019

Happy Sunday, AAC friends. Here are some posts you may have missed. Monday – PrAACtical Resources: A Potpourri of Visual Supports, AAC Handouts, & More Tuesday – AAC Link Up Wednesday – Video of the Week: Thinking Beyond the Device – What Autistic Adults who Use Speech & AAC Can Teach Us Thursday – PrAACtically Visual: Supports to Organize Time and Tasks ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: Before you go, here are a few of Karen Natoci’s popular literacy-focused posts to check out. PrAACtically Reading with Karen Natoci: Yo! Yes? PrAACtically Reading with Karen Natoci: The Family Book PrAACtically Reading with Karen Natoci: Hello Baby PrAACtically Reading with Karen Natoci: The Five Senses PrAACtically Reading with Karen Natoci: Are You My Mother?

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AAC Posts from PrAACtical Week #24 – June 2019

June 16, 2019 by - Leave your thoughts

AAC Posts from PrAACtical Week #24 - June 2019

Happy Sunday, AAC friends. Here are some posts that you may not have seen during your busy week. Monday – How I Do It: Pocket Flipbooks for Adults & Teens Tuesday – AAC Link Up Wednesday – Video of the Week: Mental Health & AAC Thursday – PrAACtical AAC: Giving Readers a Voice (Please help with this if you can, friends.) ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: If you have a few more minutes, stick around and explore some more. From Activity-based AAC to Robust Language Activity Schedule AACtion AACtual Therapy with Jeanne Tuthill: An Informal Assessment Activity A PrAACtical Literacy Activity for Beginning Communicators 10 Posts on Activity Ideas for Language Therapy with AAC

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