Let’s Talk AAC Blog: Stories and Strategies for Success

PRC consultants and other AAC Professionals share stories of strategies and success.

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The Lightning Bolt Word

Posted June 20, 2018 in Stories and Strategies for Success

There are moments in AAC therapy that stop me in my tracks. Those moments strike out of nowhere, usually when I’ve turned away for a moment to scribble some data or glance at my watch.

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Expect the Unexpected

Posted June 6, 2018 in Stories and Strategies for Success

Many years ago, I wrote one of the first “Stories and Strategies for Success” blog articles and profiled my favorite pair of clown sunglasses and most ridiculous hat. I had just worked with a young man learning to use a device for the first time and relied on these gadgets to elicit communication from him. Fast forward to now, and if there’s anything I’ve learned through the years, it’s that keeping the moment fun, so an individual can experience a moment of joy when communicating, is quite possibly the most important piece in the entire AAC puzzle!!

I was also challenged to top that first picture.

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Less vocabulary leads the way to more language?

Posted May 9, 2018 in Stories and Strategies for Success

I’ve read that the first step to getting over an addiction is admitting there is a problem. Lately I’ve come to realize that I have a “quickly load ‘em up with language” addiction.

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Let's Go!

Posted April 24, 2018 in Stories and Strategies for Success

Is it Spring Break yet?! Because I am ready to GO! One of the many ways we used our Core Word of Week “Go” this week.

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Better

Posted April 18, 2018 in Stories and Strategies for Success

We were cleaning out a used fish tank my brother had lent my oldest son Knox. Knox wanted to spend his birthday money on two aquatic turtles and begin a new hobby with a freshwater tank.

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Big Box of Core-Make Your Own!

Posted April 11, 2018 in Stories and Strategies for Success

Hello Core and AAC lovers! As promised, let’s talk about core word toys so you can make your own big box of core to enhance your AAC Language Lab lesson plan.

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If you’re ‘appy and you know it…

Posted April 5, 2018 in Stories and Strategies for Success

After 2 years of swearing she wouldn’t be getting anything like this until she was at least 10 years old (I know I’m an idiot) I recently did the unthinkable and bought a tablet for our little girl.

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Communication Device Use During Special Area Classes

Posted April 4, 2018 in Stories and Strategies for Success

In attempts to encourage the use of a communication device in a variety of environments with various communication partners, many students take their devices to Special Area Classes (e.g. music, art, library, PE, and computer).

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Jumping Right In: A CF's Journey to Loving AAC

Posted March 14, 2018 in Stories and Strategies for Success

Hi fellow AAC lovers! My name is Jessica Steiner and I am so excited to start blogging for AAC Language Lab.

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Hey Lady! Nice Moustache!

Posted March 7, 2018 in Stories and Strategies for Success

It’s not often that I am speechless when working alongside our device users.

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