Video of the Week: Preparing for an AAC Journey
Looking to support a family who is new to AAC? Working with a teacher or SLP who is ready to boost their implementation of AAC across the day? Do we have a resource for you!
The Angelman Syndrome Foundation has put together a truly amazing set of videos and support materials to help us get started in AAC implementation. While developed in support of children and adults with Angelman Syndrome, the information has much broader applicability and is appropriate for a wide range of developmental disabilities. The first one, From Goals to Growth: The Essential Elements Of An AAC System, is presented by SLP Maureen Nevers, an AAC Consultant from Burlington, Vermont. It covers the components of an AAC system and learn specific practices to increase the quality of an AAC system.
You can get the handout for this presentation here.
In the second video of the series, Maureen addresses the question of app selection. In Does Your App Measure Up? Evaluating AAC Supports, she reviews the features of robust communication system and helps us consider the extent to which the AAC tools under consideration meet these criteria.
Kudos to the Angelman Syndrome Foundation for their commitment to supporting the communication needs of children and adults. You can see more of the videos from this project here and register to participate ‘live’ in the online trainings throughout the year. By investing in high-quality training for families and professionals, the Angelman Syndrome Foundation is breaking ground with this amazing project. If you work with people who have developmental disabilities, this is a group to watch. Mark my words: This project will change lives.
Filed under: Video of the Week
This post was written by Carole Zangari