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AAC Posts from PrAACtical Week #19: May 2020

May 10, 2020 by - Leave your thoughts

AAC Posts from PrAACtical Week #19: May 2020

Happy Sunday, AAC friends, and Happy Mother’s Day to those in the US. Here are some posts from our prAACtical week. Monday – PrAACtical Resources: ASHA’s AAC Evidence Map Tuesday – AAC Link Up Wednesday – Video of the Week: Some Good AAC News Thursday – Parent Coaching & Tele-AAC ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: If you have a little more time, check out some of these past posts. 5 Kinds of Pre-stored Messages That Put the AAC Learner in Control PrAACtical Guessing: 5 Apps for Interactive Inferencing Supporting Children in the Pediatric ICU 5+ Things to Do to Help AAC Learners Communicate About Illness or Injury “What’s Wrong?” AAC Messages for Negative Emotions and Feelings

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Parent Coaching & Tele-AAC

May 7, 2020 by - 1 Comment

Parent Coaching & Tele-AAC

If I had a crystal ball, I wouldn’t be at all surprised if it told us that telepractice in AAC is here to stay. My guess is that when schools and clinics re-open there will still be a role for remote AAC services. That’s why I am so pleased that guest authors Jill Senner and Matthew Baud are returning to these pages to share their approach to using tele-AAC to educate and coach parents. Tele-AAC for All With social distancing, local shelter in place orders, and general concerns about the health of our high-risk clients who use AAC, most of us have made an abrupt transition to providing AAC therapy via telehealth.  Doing direct therapy using video conferencing platforms might be going swimmingly for some clients who will sit and attentively gaze at the books, games, and other materials you present remotely.  However, what about your younger clients?  Or kiddos... [Read More...]

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AAC at a Distance: 5 Ways to Use Video Chat & Videoconferencing to Boost Engagement

April 23, 2020 by - Leave your thoughts

AAC at a Distance: 5 Ways to Use Video Chat and Videoconferencing to Boost Engagement

Like many of you, I have a love-hate relationship with video chat and videoconferencing these days. On one hand, we are immensely grateful for the technology that allows us to teach classes and hold meetings remotely so that we can continue with some semblance of our daily obligations. On the other hand, there is just no substitute for being in the same physical space as our co-workers, students, friends, and relatives. We are all adapting to this new reality of social distancing and experimenting with new ways of teaching, learning, and working. Across the globe, people are using video chat and videoconference technology, like FaceTime, Google Hangouts, and Zoom, in creative ways. If you’re looking for some ways to support AAC learners using these technologies, here are a few ideas. Hold a virtual Friendship Friday meeting: Invite a few classmates or friends to join an online meeting space to do... [Read More...]

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Video of the Week: Strategies & Resources for Students with Complex Support Needs in Distance Learning Environments

April 22, 2020 by - Leave your thoughts

Video of the Week: Strategies & Resources for Students with Complex Support Needs in Distance Learning Environments

Because so many of you are fully engaged with online support of students with AAC needs right now, we’re featuring another video on that topic. Today, we learn about Strategies & Resources for Students with Complex Support Needs in Distance Learning Environments through an archived webinar sponsored by the National Technical Assistance Center on Transition and the Workforce Innovation Technical Assistance Center. In this video, you’ll learn more about supporting older students in this virtual environment.

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Video of the Week: Telepractice in AAC – Working with What You’ve Got

April 15, 2020 by - Leave your thoughts

Video of the Week: Telepractice in AAC - Working with What You’ve Got

Given the increased demand for remote AAC services, we are continuing to highlight videos on this topic. Today, we feature an archived webinar from ISAAC with practical tips and strategies for effective AAC telepractice. Hillary Jellison and Nerissa Hall, whose previous article on Tele-AAC can be found here, discuss privacy, candidacy, and other important issues that impact our use of telepractice and provide us with practical information about providing these services. To view the closed captioning in other languages, view this in Youtube using the link at the bottom and select the autotranslate option. You can obtain the handout for this session here. Direct Link to Video – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fkslnsio054&feature=youtu.be

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AAC Learning at a Distance

April 2, 2020 by - 2 Comments

AAC Learning at a Distance

In most places, AAC services are now provided remotely. In today’s post, we share an evolving collection of resources for those of you supporting AAC learners from a distance. Use the slider on the right to explore the videos, downloadable resources, and articles, or click  here to go to the full-sized version. Have suggestions for things to add? Comment below and we’ll add them in.

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How I Do It: Digital Connections With Families to Support AAC Users

March 26, 2020 by - Leave your thoughts

How I Do It: Digital Connections With Families to Support AAC Users

Staying connected with families is such an important aspect of being an effective AAC interventionist. In today’s post, we have a return visit from SLP Sarah Gregory, who shares the things that she is doing to maintain these connections as we learn to do this work from afar. You can read Sarah’s previous contribution here. Digital Connections With Families to Support AAC Users I hope this blog post finds everyone well! The COVID-19 virus has created an uncertain and unprecedented time for us all, but I have gotten so much comfort from the generosity and resource sharing in our AAC SLP community this week. As we get creative in supporting our AAC users remotely, the app SeeSaw has been a key to connecting with my students and families (I am not affiliated with this app in any way). I have used this free app to create a loop between home... [Read More...]

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Telepractice in AAC: Calling All Providers

March 20, 2020 by - 5 Comments

Telepractice in AAC: Calling All Providers

We can’t do everything, but we can all do something. Here at PrAACtical AAC, we’re doing what we can to provide information that will help AAC users, families, and professionals survive and thrive as we adjust to a new normal. With increasing restrictions due to the coronavirus, there is an increased need for AAC telepractice services, a form of service delivery that we first wrote about many years ago. If you are an AAC practitioner who has room for additional clients and are willing to allow for the public sharing of your information, we invite you to complete this form. The results will be shared publicly so do not include any personal information or contact information that you do not want to share in this space. Edited – Use this link to download a document with the information provided voluntarily for release on PrAACtical AAC: http://praacticalaac.org/?wpfb_dl=388 . This is for... [Read More...]

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