Let’s Talk AAC Blog: Making AAC Work

Jane Odom M. Ed, Director of Implementation Resources at PRC, offers tips and suggestions for implementing AAC.

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AAC 101: The Evaluation

Posted March 4, 2015 in Making AAC Work

While I’m certainly still in the learning process myself, I’ve decided to share my journey with you in the hopes that it will be helpful and make the jump into AAC seem less overwhelming.

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Emerging Writers and AAC

Posted February 25, 2015 in Making AAC Work

Learning to use an AAC device can be a challenge for many of our students. Writing is just one methodology that can be used to help our students not only become better writers but also communicators. This is a first in a series of blog posts that will guide you and your students to become more successful communicators through the process of writing.

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Leading ESL Resources

Posted August 27, 2014 in Making AAC Work

English is one of the most widely spoken languages on Earth. Whether you are learning English as a second language or learning to speak using an AAC device, the methods are often the same.

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Tic Tac Talk

Posted January 22, 2014 in Making AAC Work

Are you looking for a way to introduce vocabulary that is more than just drill and practice? Using a simple game like Tic Tac Talk is not only fun and motivating, it is also easy to set up on the fly.

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Emoticons

Posted September 12, 2013 in Making AAC Work

By Jane Odom M.Ed, Director of Implementation Resources

Emoticon is a fusion of the words emotion and icon. Emoticons are symbols used to convey emotional content.

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Did You Know?

Posted September 4, 2013 in Making AAC Work

By Jane Odom M.Ed, Director of Implementation Resources

A request came in last week from a clinician working with a young girl.

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Model, Model, Model

Posted August 21, 2013 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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Back to School

Posted July 31, 2013 in Making AAC Work

The Friendship Circle.org was kind enough to give us permission to share some of their ideas to help ease a child’s first day of school.

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Shout Outs

Posted April 16, 2013 in Making AAC Work

This group activity allows device users to practice vocabulary AND let their friends know how cool they are.

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Wordles

Posted April 16, 2013 in Making AAC Work

Learn how to create really cool “word clouds” using simple tools on some awesome websites.

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