Let’s Talk AAC

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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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Best AAC Mentor: And The Award Goes to….

Posted February 15, 2017 in Stories and Strategies for Success

Over 17 years as a PRC Consultant, I have seen children grow year after year not just in size and age but in their communication abilities, and their ability to connect socially through their AAC device. I would like to shine the light on Stephanie Faso! She is a young 26-year-old woman who has grown even further as an AAC Mentor.

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Prepositions - Not Just Important in English Class

Posted February 8, 2017 in Stories and Strategies for Success

I have to admit that I have a weird relationship with prepositions. When I was in 3rd grade, we had to learn the top 50 prepositions and then our teacher had a competition. Whoever could say all of the prepositions the fastest without skipping any would be declared the winner. I can still say them all in under 10 seconds. In case you may not be as familiar, here are some of the most common…

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Model, Model, Model

Posted February 1, 2017 in Making AAC Work

An important part of teaching an AAC device user is modeling language for them. This can be done in a variety of ways, and by a variety of people. There is no way a young child can learn to speak if no one is modeling language for them.

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AAC is a Bridge, Not a Path

Posted January 25, 2017 in Stories and Strategies for Success

Hi! My name is Kim Thompson. I am an Occupational Therapist by training and a mom of four by blessing. I have had the pleasure of working with both adults and children with disabilities for many years. When I became the mom of a child with a speech disorder however, I truly began to understand what putting it all into practice meant.

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