Making AAC Work



Parent - Teacher Communication


  Posted on May 1, 2019 - 1:00pm

By Laura Arnold, Speech Language PathoM.logist, M.A., CCC-SLP/L In April of 2012, the National Education Association (NEA) published the results of a study in which they explored parent-teacher communication. The findings showed that nearly one-quarter of parents did not feel like a collaborative partner in school activiti...


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Playlets


  Posted on Sep 12, 2018 - 11:59am

By Jane Odom, M.Ed, Director of Implementation Resource, PRC Theater performances are fun to watch and even more fun to participate in. Most students who use AAC never get the opportunity to perform in front of a live audience. They never get to feel the butterflies of nervousness in their stomachs or hear the applau...


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ACES Takeaways


  Posted on Aug 9, 2018 - 12:14pm

By Kathryn Helland, Temple University It has been a blink of an eye. Our participants have gone back home, and it is hard to describe how much I already miss these people. I am sad that more opportunities like ACES don’t exist in their daily lives (hooray, ACES West!). For all the pros and cons of social media, I am gr...


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Building AAC Awareness And Community


  Posted on Mar 29, 2017 - 12:13pm

Nicole Wingate, MA CCC-SLP, MSD Bluffton Harrision It was just a few years ago when I found myself feeling hopeless as an SLP. There were students on my caseload with virtually no functional means to communicate. With ever changing technology and the development of AAC apps, I became overwhelmed! Where do I start and what ...


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Model, Model, Model


  Posted on Feb 1, 2017 - 10:46am

By Jane Odom, M.Ed, Director or Implementation Resources Think about how often a young mother will talk to her infant even though the infant cannot repeat what she says. In this same way, it is important for us to use some techniques to show a child what we expect. First and foremost, it is important that the person tea...


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Shout Outs


  Posted on Jan 11, 2017 - 11:37am

By Jane Odom, M.Ed, Director of Implementation Resources Shout Out It is important to give our AAC device users enough time to practice their vocabulary in a meaningful way. One way to teach core vocabulary with repetition in a group is to do a ‘Shout Out’ activity. In this activity, you will need to create a poste...


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