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Video of the Week: AAC Learning with Photo Albums

October 7, 2020 by - Leave your thoughts

Video of the Week: AAC Learning with Photo Albums

Looking for a motivating AAC activity that is fun for both children and adults? In today’s featured video, SLPs Heather Prenovost and Brittany Toney share ideas on creating and using photo albums to promote AAC use. This activity can be used at home, at school, and in therapy. Many thanks to Heather, Brittany, and Saltillo for creating and hosting this video. You can download the planning form discussed in this presentation here.  If you need the no-tech communication board, click here.   Direct Link to Video – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jX8iB85oNjU&ab_channel=Saltillo 

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Video of the Week: A Year of Core Vocabulary

September 23, 2020 by - Leave your thoughts

Video of the Week: A Year of Core Vocabulary

Many of you have written to share how much you appreciate the resources we’ve shared as part of the Year of Core Vocabulary Words series. If you are new to that series, you might be interested in today’s featured video. We were thrilled to discover this overview created by SLP Brenda Del Monte from the Special Education Technology Center. Brenda shares her thoughts on using this approach in educational settings. Thank you, Brenda! Enjoy!  Direct Link to Video – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lWZCmT_r42k&ab_channel=SETCSpecialEducationTechnologyCenter

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Video of the Week: Embedding Core Vocabulary Instruction into Emergent Literacy Routines

September 16, 2020 by - Leave your thoughts

Video of the Week: Embedding Core Vocabulary Instruction into Emergent Literacy Routines

It’s difficult to find enough instructional time during the school day to address all of the goals and priorities that we have for AAC learners. In today’s featured video, Dr. Lori Geist shares ideas for how we can integrate the teaching and practice of core vocabulary with emergent literacy activities and routines. You can obtain the handouts for this session here. Many thanks to Dr. Geist and to the amazing team at CoughDrop for creating and sharing this wonderful presentation that was part of the AAC in the Cloud 2020 Conference. Direct Link to Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a1VCXGsPKaM&feature=youtu.be&ab_channel=CoughDrop

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Growing AAC Professionals: Resources for Mythbusters

September 10, 2020 by - Leave your thoughts

Growing AAC Professionals: Resources for Mythbusters

We’re excited to have another guest post today by Vicki Haddix, an AAC SLP and Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Memphis. Vicki joins us periodically to share some of the work completed by her SLP graduate students. Under her leadership, they create videos, handouts, and other materials that can be used by families, clinicians, and educators. Let’s take a look.   ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: As I have said in previous posts about teaching the graduate class on AAC, I find Universal Design for Learning (UDL) to be a very helpful framework when designing the course, although I’ve realized I don’t typically name UDL when I discuss activities or assignments. But I was thrilled when Lindsey Hull came to me wanting to look at integrating students who use AAC within the general education classroom, and we got to talk about UDL. She put together a narrated PowerPoint full of great ideas for... [Read More...]

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How I Do It-Strengthening our Remote AAC Sessions

August 27, 2020 by - 1 Comment

How I Do It-Strengthening our Remote AAC Sessions

As online instruction and therapy continue to be an important service delivery option, practitioners are growing their skills and expanding their toolboxes. Today, we welcome back PrAACtical AAC contributor Sarah Gregory with more tips and suggestions for how to make these virtual sessions more engaging and productive. Sarah is an AAC SLP and AT Specialist in Ithaca NY where she supports students in public school settings. In this post, she shares tips, videos, and activity downloads for AAC telepractice. :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: A new and uncertain school year has arrived and many of us will be continuing with some form of remote AAC support. In my last blog post (click here), I shared tips for getting started with AAC teletherapy and now we will look at structuring virtual sessions, creating and using digital materials, and providing Aided Language Input. And although I am sharing many digital activities and tricks, the most important... [Read More...]

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Video of the Week: AAC Teletherapy Activities & Tips

August 12, 2020 by - Leave your thoughts

Video of the Week: AAC Teletherapy Activities & Tips

In many places, remote support of AAC learners will continue in some fashion even as we reopen schools and clinics. Today, we are back with AAC SLP Sarah Gregory who is taking us on a deep dive into her AAC teletherapy practices. Sarah practices in a New York public school where she is passionate about supporting students in inclusive settings. Earlier this year, we featured Sarah’s telepractice overview, which is a great resource for tools that you can use in remote AAC support. In today’s video, Sarah provides a more detailed discussion of integrating instructional strategies and gives us guidance on how to work effectively with caregivers or support personnel while providing AAC teletherapy. You can view the handout for this session here. Many thanks to Sarah and PRC Saltillo for this wonderful presentation. Enjoy!  Direct Link to Video – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=goCNhuMALOU You can learn more from Sarah here.

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Virtual AAC Training: Teletherapy & Distance Learning Edition

August 10, 2020 by - Leave your thoughts

Virtual AAC Training: Teletherapy & Distance Learning Edition

We continue to get requests for content that can help AAC practitioners deliver remote support and are happy to oblige. In today’s post, SLP Emily Diaz shares some videos she created on this topic. Emily is a school-based SLP specializing in AAC. She provides virtual training on the topic of AAC implementation both in the classroom and for teletherapy. In this guest post, Emily shares some of her favorite videos. :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: Virtual AAC Training: Teletherapy & Distance Learning Edition Whether you are providing synchronous or asynchronous services these virtual AAC training videos are a must have in your distance learning toolbox. Emily Diaz of emilydiazslp.com creates virtual training videos to support SLPs, teachers, and families with AAC implementation. Recently these videos have been focused on teletherapy and distance learning as we all try to restructure services during COVID-19 school closures. Check these out! AAC at Home Your child’s SLP sent... [Read More...]

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How I Do It: Pivoting to Teletherapy for AAC Learners

July 9, 2020 by - 2 Comments

How I Do It: Pivoting to Teletherapy for AAC Learners

Over the past few months, I’ve been very impressed with the ways that educators and clinicians made a quick pivot from in-person teaching/therapy to providing support remotely. Some have taken what they’ve learned in this process and generously shared it with colleagues in their schools, clinics, and the broader AAC community. Today’s guest author, AAC SLP Sarah Gregory, is one such professional. Over the past few weeks, she’s not only served her own students but made the time to share what she has learned so that other professionals can benefit. In this post, Sarah discusses some of the YouTube videos that she created to help others become more comfortable with online therapy/teaching. ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: The end of the school year has given me time to reflect and organize some of the teletherapy tips, tricks and tools that I put into my YouTube videos this spring. I have really enjoyed giving and... [Read More...]

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Watch this- Planning with Strategies

March 20, 2013 by - Leave your thoughts

Watch This: Planning with Strategies

Spring break brings a lot of change in routine, unstructured time, & different expectations for most families and clinicians.  The changes usually happen even before the break begins because everyone is getting ready  (in school, clinics, & at home).  When you add daylight savings time, holidays, field trips, travel, family gatherings, and more  there is potential for lots of learning of language as well as possible challenges. At this time, it is often helpful to use AAC & visual support strategies for supporting meaningful language experiences and preventing disorganization and meltdowns. We love going through the Watson Institute You-Tube video channel (thank you, thank you , thank you Watson Institute)  and looking for  demonstrations of visual strategies that are effective for helping learners visually organize and communicate all kinds of information. We use the videos for training and education of clinicians and families. The list of videos is also a... [Read More...]

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