Let’s Talk AAC Blog: What's New!

Look what new materials got posted this week!


Chat Bags

Posted September 13, 2016 in What's New!

What is a CHAT Bag? The CHAT Bag was inspired by our daughter, Hannah, who has Down Syndrome, Autism, Apraxia of Speech, and Hashimoto’s. In 2010, Hannah’s school decided to try out the Apple iPad 1 with her to see how she would do using it as a communication device.

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Voice Banking for Vocal ID

Posted August 30, 2016 in What's New!

My name is Beth Christensen and I am a Speech/Language Pathologist who has worked in the area of AAC (Augmentative and Alternate Communication) for over 22 years. This summer I signed on to be a Voice Bank Summer Ambassador for VocalID.

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REALIZE the Power of Language

Posted November 4, 2015 in What's New!

As a parent and grandparent, I’m always keen to help my kids achieve their best. More specifically, I want to see them improve over time. Years ago, if my daughter started the swim season with a time of 2 minutes to swim 100m and ended at 1 minute and 30 seconds, then she’d improved. And earlier this year, when my grandson started ice skating and went from falling over 30 times in 45 minutes to falling over twice in the same time period, then I counted that as a win!

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It’s Not Rocket Science… Really… It’s Not

Posted August 21, 2015 in What's New!

Grade level core academic standards and engaging curriculum can be used as the foundation for meaningful language learning for children who use AAC. The online class, It’s Not Rocket Science: Learning to Talk with AAC in Science Class, outlines a process to make this concept a classroom reality.

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AAC Learning Tools - and a Special Teacher - Help Students Overcome Communication Challenges

Posted August 19, 2015 in What's New!

It takes a special person to teach in a special education classroom and Sarah Williams is just such a person.

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Using Games to Reinforce Language Lessons

Posted January 28, 2015 in What's New!

Finding great educational activities is a challenge for teachers and parents alike. Teachers want classroom time to be fun but still substantive, and parents want to promote their child’s education without resorting to boring drills and exercises.

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Adi's World

Posted January 14, 2015 in What's New!

In my imagination all deciduous trees are hollow. Many of them have communities of tiny beings living inside of them. I hope you decide to visit this fantasy world.

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CoreScanner™ - An AAC language program designed for switch scanning

Posted November 12, 2014 in What's New!

CoreScanner™ is a progressive vocabulary program specifically designed for individuals with physical disabilities, who best access augmentative communication technology through the use of a switch.

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New Core Word Starter Lesson Plans

Posted October 8, 2014 in What's New!

The AAC Language Lab is pleased to announce a new addition to our Free Resources – lesson plans, materials, smart charts and data collection sheets for a 20 Word Core Starter Set. These materials can be used for a device trial or for a student that is just starting out using an AAC device.

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Realize Language

Posted August 20, 2014 in What's New!

One of the gurus of modern management practice is Ken Blanchard. His classic book, The One-Minute Manager, has sold over 13 million copies and been translated into almost 40 different languages. His impact on the field of management science has been huge, and at the age of 75 he still lectures and writes regularly.

And it’s one of his most famous quotes that has been driving myself and colleague, Paul Andres, to create an innovative, new, online language analysis tool:

“Catching people doing things right is a powerful concept.”

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