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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Pokémon Go Core Vocabulary Activity Ideas

Posted July 27, 2016 in What's New!

I might as well jump on the Pokémon Go bandwagon. Who am I kidding? I downloaded the app as soon as it came out. I have been walking around getting in steps so that I can hatch eggs. What?! Either you’re lost by now or you know exactly what I’m talking about. Any which way, you’re bound to be working with or talking to kids (or big kids like me) about the most downloaded mobile game ever–Pokémon Go.

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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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AAC Language Lab Facebook Group

Posted May 11, 2015 in What's New!

The AAC Language Lab now has a Facebook group.

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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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