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Making AAC Happen In The Classroom


  Posted on Apr 29, 2015 - 11:45am

By Sarah Williams, classroom teacher Some of the realities of teaching in a K-1 (in reality Pre-4th grade), self-contained classroom for students with intellectual disabilities are as follows: Communication is extremely important: receptive and expressive communication from students, communication with parents, communi...




Vocabulary Sets For Writing


  Posted on Apr 22, 2015 - 12:06pm

_ By Jane Odom, M. Ed, Director of Implementation Resources_ The vocabulary available to AAC users can have a huge impact – both positive and negative- on their writing. There are three basic categories of vocabulary sets (Musselwhite&Hanser, 2004) Closed Sets consist of a small number of pre-programmed words a...


    Making AAC Work


Please Talk In Complete Sentences!


  Posted on Apr 15, 2015 - 11:13am

_ By Jenni Koebel, PRC Ambassador_ Like any other teenager, I used to try to take the easy way out in doing certain things. One of those things was communicating my needs and wants to my care givers. I would try to get away with typing a word or two to express what I wanted to say, instead of typing a whole sentence. ...




What's Your Back Up Plan?


  Posted on Apr 8, 2015 - 12:15pm

Jeanne Tuthill, MA, CCC-SLP AT Specialist, Collaborative for Educational Services, Northampton, MA Adjunct Faculty, Simmons College, Boston, MA jtuthillslp@gmail.com Jeanne Tuthill Each time I teach my graduate class I try to invite at least one AAC user in as a guest speaker to share their story with the students in the ...




Did You Really Mean That?


  Posted on Apr 1, 2015 - 9:17am

By Helen Canfield, MA, SLP, Augmentative Communication Specialist We teach parents and caregivers the best way to help their child to learn to use a communication device to talk is to respond, respond, respond. That means no matter which button gets pushed and words spoken the parents are to respond as though it was pu...




Printing Tips


  Posted on Mar 25, 2015 - 11:16am

By Jane Odom, M. Ed, Director of Implementation Resources, PRC Printing materials is sometimes necessary for use in therapy or the classroom. The Language Lab has a variety of games, books and other supports that are there for you to use. Did you know that you do not have to print them with full pages? There are some si...


    Making AAC Work