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PrAACtical AAC: Giving Readers a Voice

June 13, 2019 by - 10 Comments

PrAACtical AAC: Giving Readers a Voice

Can you spare a few minutes to help us out?  Since Robin and I first started the blog in 2011, PrAACtical AAC has published lots of original content and featured many wonderful contributions of professionals, families, and AAC users from around the world. With hundreds of posts under our belt, I thought it was finally time to give YOU a voice. We’d love to know more about you and what you’d like to see at PrAACtical AAC as we continue to move forward in sharing AAC content. Are there specific topics you’d like to know more about or particular guest authors you want to hear more from? What kinds of materials or resources would be most helpful to you? How you would like to see things grouped or organized? What other ways can PrAACtical AAC support the work you do to address complex communication needs? Help us figure out what... [Read More...]

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AAC Posts from PrAACtical Week #23 – June 2019

June 9, 2019 by - Leave your thoughts

AAC Posts from PrAACtical Week #23 - June 2019

Good morning, AAC friends! Today, we’re sharing AAC posts that you may have missed and also asking for your feedback so that we can improve the functionality of our PrAACtical AAC website. We would be grateful if you could take a few minutes and respond to a short survey. You can do that below or using this link: https://forms.gle/PMmFo3oVV1DK926G8. ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: And now, onto those posts that you may have missed in your busy week. Monday – PrAACtical Resources: AAC-focused Summer Camps Tuesday – AAC Link Up Wednesday – Video of the Week: Growing Up with AAC in the Family Thursday –  How We Do It: Incorporating Core Vocabulary Throughout the School Day ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: For those of you who want to browse a little bit more, here are a few suggestions. Supporting AAC Learners in Working with Words Teaching AAC and Sight Words AT for Writing Supporting AAC Learners in Emergent... [Read More...]

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AAC Posts from Our PrAACtical Week: December 2018

December 30, 2018 by - Leave your thoughts

AAC Posts from Our PrAACtical Week: December 2018

Hope you are having a happy, healthy holiday season, AAC friends. Here are some posts you may have missed amongst all the festivities. Monday – ‘Twas the Night Before an AAC Christmas Tuesday – Merry Christmas! Wednesday – Top AAC Videos of 2018 Thursday – PrAACtically January: AAC Resources for A Year of Core Words Saturday – PrAACtical AAC Question of the Month: Terminology :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: Interested in a few more articles to browse? Here’s a selection to choose from. Got Holiday Cards? 5 PrAACtical Suggestions AACtual Therapy with Deanna Wagner: Why Cook When You Can’t Eat? Communication Access Cards Visual Organization, Themes, & Duct Tape Beyond Requesting: Thoughts on Teaching Information Transfer Before you go, would you take 2 minutes to answer a 4-question survey? We’re providing some feedback to authors who write AAC textbooks and journal articles and they want your opinion on terminology. Loading…

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PrAACtical AAC Question of the Month: July 2018

July 26, 2018 by - 1 Comment

PrAACtical AAC Question of the Month: July 2018

Today, we’re taking a break from writing and asking you to take a turn at sharing your thoughts. Our topic is AAC Skills, and we’re curious about which ones you feel most confident in. Take a moment, if you would, to answer the short, 1-question survey. You can use the slider on the right side of the graphic to scroll up and down to see all the options. ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: Interested in what others have to say? Stay tuned! We’ll post the results in the following edition of PrAACtical Question of the Month. Loading…

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Language Experience Surveys: 8 Fun Ideas

February 6, 2013 by - Leave your thoughts

Language Experience Surveys: 8 Fun Ideas

In a previous post, we talked about the fun ways to get in some good AAC practice with language experience surveys. Here are some great examples of survey-related materials that we found on one of our favorite communities, Boardmaker Share. Hot Chocolate Survey by Sharon Maack-Connolly What I Did Over the Holidays by Becki Ratcliffe I Can (corresponds with MeVille to Weville but also good for any core language practice) by Alison R Songs About America by Kate Ahern How Do You Like to Travel by Vicki Clarke My Opinion: Pets by Vicki Clarke How Do You Get to School by Tiffany Paul What is Your Favorite Fast Food Restaurant by Tiffany Paul We’d love to hear more prAACtical ideas for using language experience surveys.

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“Can I ask you a question?” Using Language Experience Surveys

January 23, 2013 by - 3 Comments

Want to give your AAC learners more frequent opportunities to interact with others? We love using Language Experience Surveys for this purpose. The concept is a simple one. Once you have a language goal in mind, craft a survey with a key question that the communicator can use as a conversation starter. After some instruction and practice, they can then ask people the question. You’ll need to create visual supports for the survey so that the communicator can use it as a cue and show to the interaction partners. In some surveys, the partners then use the visual support to record their responses. Putting the visual support on a clipboard works well in some situations. The simplest way to do this is with a forced-choice question with a list of response options. The survey could be about favorite TV shows or places to visit, for example, and show different options.... [Read More...]

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