Let’s Talk AAC

Follow the “Let’s Talk AAC” blog and step into the world of AAC through people who use or work with AAC devices every day.


Therapy Has Changed My Life

Posted March 22, 2017 in Communicators in Action

I have a lot of goals for 2017. My first goal is to not be on a wheelchair cuz when we go to the mall or any place I want to be able to move by myself.

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Tweet, Tweet, Tweedle-de-le-de

Posted March 15, 2017 in Stories and Strategies for Success

Seventeen years ago I began teaching in a centralized, mostly self-contained elementary intense interventions classroom. I was the only teacher in two counties serving in this capacity. Students were bussed in from six different school districts to receive my services. The pressure was on! As a fresh graduate, I was completely overwhelmed and unprepared.

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Initiation - Feel the Power!

Posted March 8, 2017 in Stories and Strategies for Success

_How do I get him to initiate communication with the device? _

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Speechless - The Show

Posted March 1, 2017 in Communicators in Action

The people at ABC and/or the people from the television show Speechless asked a number of people around the country to host “watch parties” during the Oscar-themed episode this past Wednesday and then write a blog post about the episode.

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Core Word Goop

Posted February 22, 2017 in Stories and Strategies for Success

From someone working on AAC with individuals with motor deficits, I find it so important that these individuals receive similar sensory experiences as their neurotypical peers (hence, my co-workers will often see me running down the halls with my kiddos with Cerebral palsy telling me to ‘go fast’ , ‘stop’, ‘go slow’ , etc… (Yes, I get paid to do this) so that they experience what it’s like to run.

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