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Loving Literacy Resources

October 25, 2012 by - Leave your thoughts

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For AAC Awareness Month, we would be remiss if we did not think about literacy.  It is a form of communication and language that supports AAC use.  Sometimes literacy is difficult for our students, other times it is actually easier and it helps conversational communication and even natural speech. Either way, reading, writing, talking, and listening (understanding) are all modalities of language.  There are so many great resource lists  for supporting literacy: Jane Farrall’s Letter of the Week: Resources for Older Students, Spectronics Apps for Literacy Support, Melissa Taylor’s 24 Educational iPad Apps for Kids in Reading and Writing, and 25 Great Children’s Apps to Stimulate Literacy, Learning, & Creativity just to name a few.   We wanted to share a few additional resources for literacy with general education apps that approach reading through fun with words.  And any literacy discussion could not be complete without some seriously great literacy information, theory, and supports... [Read More...]

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PrAACtical Conversation about the Olympics

July 6, 2012 by - 2 Comments

PrAACtical Conversations About the Olympics

It’s not too early to begin. It seems that everyone is talking about the London 2012 Olympics. The Olympic conversation is an interesting teaching and learning platform for almost any  communication and language goals.   It is fun, educational, and most importantly, most smaller and larger ‘communities’ will have Olympic images, videos, television shows, and conversation. There will soon be Olympic immersion.  You can TALK and TEACH before the Olympics start, while they are happening, and even after they are over. It is easy to include ALL learners at ALL levels with these free resources that do the time-consuming preparation work for you. Just use your language facilitation strategies and have fun!        News 2 You London 2012 Olympics              Widget Free Pack- Olympics 2012 Primary Treasure Chest- Olympic Printable Free Resources **Bonus- we often also use these resources for home programming because our clinic is closed... [Read More...]

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Free Apps: Happy July 4th!

July 4, 2012 by - Leave your thoughts

Free Apps- Happy July 4th, 2012

  Check out these App sales to celebrate and talk about July 4th! Begin the conversation today and summarize the experience tomorrow with pictures, conversation, writing, and reading.  Tech in Special Education– lots of All types of apps on free or discounted.    Get these now for conversation and social planning about Independence Day!     Visual Work Fireworks 123      I-see- quence fireworks    Real Fireworks ArtWork

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