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AAC Posts from PrAACtical Week # 5: January 2017

January 29, 2017 by - Leave your thoughts

AAC Posts from PrAACtical Week # 5: January 2017

Can it really be the last week of January?! It was a great month for AAC learning, checking in with on-going projects, and planning for new ones. I’m looking forward to conversations with AAC stakeholders from around the world this Wednesday on Twitter, as I host the #ATchat (Feb 1, 8:00 pm ET). If you are new to Twitter or Twitter Chats or just don’t ‘get’ how it can support professional growth, you can learn more about that here. Even if you are an infrequent Twitter user, or if you are more of a lurker than a participant, we welcome you to join us.  In the meantime, here are some of last week’s posts that you may have missed. Monday: AAC Mythology v2.0: A Few Misconceptions About AAC Intervention Wednesday: Video of the Week: Embedding AAC Throughout the Day Thursday: Reducing Prompt Dependence in AAC Learners: 5 Things to Try While you’re thinking about... [Read More...]

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Learning How to Swim: On Being a New SLP Graduate in the Field of AAC

June 27, 2014 by - 1 Comment

Learning How to Swim: On Being a New SLP Graduate in the Field of AAC

We’re pleased to welcome a new guest blogger, Kate Munro, to our pages today. I first ‘met’ Kate on Twitter (@SpeechieKate) and was even more excited by her passion for AAC when I met her in person last month. Her passion for AAC began during a clinical placement while training at the University of Queensland. This snowballed when completing her honours with Dr. Bronwyn Hemsley on health professional’s views on communication in hospital for children with Cerebral Palsy and CCN.  Now living in South Australia, she is a speech pathologist working at Two Way Street, a private practice which specialises in AAC. In addition to this, she tutors students at Flinders University’s Disabilitiy and Community Inclusion Unit and volunteers her time as the South Australian Representative for AGOSCI. Since her honours research was published as part of a larger study, she has developed a greater interest in research but isn’t ready... [Read More...]

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Where to Get PrAACtical

June 10, 2013 by - 2 Comments

Where to Get PrAACtical

Like many of you, we never imagined the role that social media sites would play in our professional development. We’d love to expand our horizons and connect with you on Facebook, Twitter, Scoop.It, Pinterest, Linked In, SpringPad, and places like that. If you feel the same way and have a presence on these sites, let us know how to follow you.

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Building Acceptance for AAC: Sharing Information

October 20, 2012 by - Leave your thoughts

Building Acceptance for AAC: Sharing Information

While there are certainly attitudinal barriers to AAC, it’s also true that sometimes the people we are trying to influence just need more information. Sounds simple, right? Not exactly. Especially when we consider these factors. Adult learners prefer to chart their own course to learning new things rather than have others lay that out for them. Our behaviors are most likely to change when we discover solutions for ourselves, as opposed to following directions that others give to us. We have a limited amount of time to guide others to the information they need. Here are some things that have worked for us. Develop a bank of educational materials that pertain to the topics that you face most often in your clinical work. Create resource files for general topics, such as the empirically-supported benefits of AAC, and specific topics, such as the evidence base for using SGDs with individuals who... [Read More...]

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Global Day of AAC

October 16, 2012 by - Leave your thoughts

Global Day of AAC

“If I am not for myself, then who will be for me? And if I am only for myself, then what am I? And if not now, when?” (Rabbi Hillel) Join the 4th Annual 24-Hour Global AAC Chat tomorrow, which starts tomorrow October 17 at 8:00 am (Eastern Time, USA) and runs until Thursday morning. The AAC Chat will continue nonstop for 24 hours on Skype, Facebook, and Twitter. Judy Bailey and Justin Bergers have organized this year’s event. Join people from around the globe in a chat session, by tweeting, or posting to a web page. Share information and resources. Share a story, ask a question, or encourage someone on their AAC journey. Make new friends. Connect with others. Everyone with an interest in AAC is welcome. Here’s how you can support this effort: Skype: Send your Skype name to info@aacawareness.org or contact Judy Bailey directly (via Skype at judy.bailey3) to... [Read More...]

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PrAACtical Alert: The World’s AAC Conference Comes to You (Well, a little bit of it)

July 25, 2012 by - Leave your thoughts

PrAACtical Alert: The World’s AAC Conference Comes to You (Well, a little bit of it)

I am so very lucky to be able to go to Pittsburgh this weekend for the biennial conference of the International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (ISAAC). You can check back here for some comments and highlights on the conference. Also, for those of you who use Twitter (or were looking for an excuse to dive in), you can get updates from a group of ISAAC Twitter Delegates and others throughout the entire conference. Follow #ISAAC2012, if you want a peek into what is going on. –

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PrAACtical Love for Twitter

May 18, 2012 by - Leave your thoughts

PrAACtical Love for Twitter

Did we fail to mention that we are at Twitter Stage 4 ? (uh oh… we just found a 1-46 Twitter Stage Scale).  Twitter seems to be our favorite medium for getting and giving information quickly.  Although we still have so much to learn, as the song goes, here are a few of our favorite things: 140 Characters– We love to shorten directed learning and teaching.  We only recently realized that listening to long (or short) lectures is not how we PrAACtically learn.  The 140 character limit helps us ‘flip’ the learning by letting us give a short ‘teaser’ and a link.  We love this. HashTags- It took us awhile to understand hastags and now we love them. Edudemic published a great A-Z Dictionary of Educational Hashtags that we refer to often. It is great to have everything in 1 place. Twitter Speak- We love the cool abbreviations that help you say... [Read More...]

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Twitter Goes to School

May 16, 2012 by - Leave your thoughts

Twitter Goes to School

Since Robin has been doing such an awesome job of talking about Twitter and sharing AAC-friendly Twitter resources, I thought today we’d shift gears slightly and talk about applications for the classroom. – 1.If you’re new to Twitter, you may want to start with this helpful post on GeekSLP. 2. Great ideas for using Twitter in the K-12 classroom, many of which can be adapted for SLPs. 3. More ideas on how to use Twitter for teaching and learning 4. Beyond K-12 Twitter is just as useful. Here are some great resources for using it in Higher Education from Edudemic and  Web 2.0 Teaching Tools 5. Twitter Professors: 18 People to Follow for a Real Time Education http://on.mash.to/IS5rej –

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PrAACtical Connections with Twitter

May 12, 2012 by - Leave your thoughts

PrAACtical Connections with Twitter

Hope you are having a great Better Hearing and Speech Month! Our May Strategy of the Month continues to focus on building our Professional Learning and Resource Network in prAACtical ways. This week we’ll be posting about Twitter. – While some of you may have been early adopters of the microblogging trend, I just didn’t see the value of Twitter until the past year. As one who doesn’t much care what Paris Hilton had for breakfast or who sat next to whom at the Heat game, it just didn’t interest me. Robin, on the other hand, was tweeting away and kept telling me about wonderful connections she’d made that way. “I’ll get around to it one of these days,” I thought but  kept putting it off until I was out of excuses. Once I was involved, it only took a week or so before I was hooked on the vast... [Read More...]

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Check your Twitter Stage

May 12, 2012 by - Leave your thoughts

Check Your Twitter Stage

About Twitter: When Carole and I began our blogging adventure, we were very new to any kind of social media (unbelievably only a year ago).  Somehow, I got Twitter to explore and she got Facebook (maybe because I didn’t have an account on either and she at least had Facebook).  I quickly felt like I was the lucky one in that division of labor.   I realized that I was learning more on Twitter than at any conference or workshop I had attended in the past several (many) years. And I was learning on a ‘tweet to tweet’ basis.  So, I would tell Carole about new things and tell her she really had to try Twitter too.  And she would smile and say “ok, soon”….  To fully appreciate this, you have to really know ‘Carole’.  Carole is one of the most knowledgeable people I know, but she is also very... [Read More...]

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