Author Archives: Heidi LoStracco, MS, CCC-SLP

Using Speak for Yourself with Project Core: Non-Instructional Routines

Last month, we attended and exhibited at the Assistive Technology Industry Association (ATIA) conference in Orlando, Florida. One of the reasons that the ATIA conference is my favorite – besides the “work trip” to sunny Florida in the middle of … Continue reading

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Presuming Competence in Practice

“Presume Competence” has become a mantra of many excellent parents and professionals who are implementing augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) for individuals with complex communication needs (CCN). I’ve also experienced some misunderstandings in person and in online groups suggesting that … Continue reading

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“Tiny” Speak for Yourself Coming Soon to iPhones!

We have a few announcements to make…Two pieces of good news and one necessary business decision. First, the business decision: Effective with the release of the 2.6 update, the price for the Speak for Yourself AAC app will be $299.99 USD. … Continue reading

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The Difference Between Speak for Yourself and…

Speak for Yourself is 50% off ($99.99 USD) October 12th, 13th and 14th, 2016 for AAC Awareness Month! There are literally hundreds of Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) options on the market! Making a choice can be overwhelming for parents … Continue reading

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A 47-Second Look at AAC Communication Repair

We take so much for granted. When you know and love people who use augmentative and alternative communication (AAC), it makes you more acutely aware of how much we take communication for granted. And often, when you know and love … Continue reading

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The iPad as an Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) Hardware Option

If the iPad had feelings, I’d be concerned about its self-esteem in the world of Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC). Its inferiority complex would be reinforced at conferences when speech-language pathologists who do AAC evaluations, pick it up with interest, … Continue reading

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Advanced Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) User Challenge

I hope everyone is enjoying the summer and recharging for the new school year! In response to the modeling challenge issued by Dana Nieder from the Uncommon Sense Blog, some adult Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) users have expressed an … Continue reading

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Authentic AAC: The Fourth (and final) Week!

May is #BHSM so last month I shared an ‪#‎AuthenticAAC‬ moment each day that didn’t go exactly as planned, something I missed or something I would have done differently in hindsight. My intention was for anyone reading who was afraid to implement augmentative … Continue reading

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Authentic AAC: The Third Week

I’m sharing an ‪Authentic AAC moment each day this month for ‪#‎BHSM‬, because sometimes, even with a lot of AAC experience and knowledge, things are missed, mistakes are made, and plans don’t work out. Thanks to all of you who are also contributing … Continue reading

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Authentic AAC: The Second Week

This month, I’m sharing the ‪#‎AuthenticAAC‬ moments that I learn from each day during #BHSM (Better Hearing and Speech Month). Then I’m posting a round up each week for those of you who are not on the Speak for Yourself Facebook page or … Continue reading

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