Tag Archives: AAC

From the Hands of Babes: AAC Awareness Month Round Up Part 2

In celebration of AAC Awareness Month this October, we asked you to share stories and pictures of the funny, embarrassing, special, entertaining, and typical things that students are able to say because of AAC (Augmentative and Alternative Communication). Yesterday’s post … Continue reading

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From The Hands of Babes: AAC Awareness Month Round Up Part 1

October is Augmentative and Alternative communication (AAC) Awareness Month. Earlier this month, we asked you to post pictures of funny, amazing, adorable things that your children and clients say using their AAC systems. We gave away a beach towel that … Continue reading

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From the Hands of Babes: Celebrating AAC Awareness Month

October is Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) Awareness Month! We’re excited to celebrate because everyday, we are privileged to see the incredible difference AAC makes in the lives of the people using it and the people who love them. We … Continue reading

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Expanding AAC Vocabulary: Where Do I Go From Here?

For parents and professionals who support students using augmentative and alternative communication (AAC), deciding which words to add can be daunting. After all, there are an infinite number of words, and vocabulary is always growing. We make up new words. … Continue reading

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You Haven’t Lost Your iPad App

Like many of you, I’ve been paying attention to the devastation in Texas following Hurricane Harvey. In the aftermath, there have been relief efforts to meet the needs of people living in the affected areas. If you lost an augmentative … Continue reading

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“I Don’t Want To”: 5 Ways to Encourage Refusal for Students With Complex Communication Needs (CCN)

This is important. It’s important if you know and love any child. But it’s crucial if you know and love a child with complex communication needs (CCN). If you’re looking for a summer goal for your children or students who … Continue reading

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The Results: Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) Modeling Implementation Intention “Experiment”

Last month, for Better Hearing and Speech Month (#BHSM), we challenged you to participate in an “experiment.” We wanted to know if the body of research that exists for Implementation Intentions would work to increase AAC modeling/aided language input. **If … Continue reading

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Looking for Some Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) Modeling Motivation?

How many times have you heard that using aided language input is a key strategy to teach the augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) learners in your life? If you follow AAC blogs and groups, participate in AAC professional development, or … Continue reading

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Survey: Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) Modeling Implementation Intentions

Yesterday, we wrapped up our two-week Make Room for AAC Modeling Implementation Intentions “Experiment.”  This post includes a link to the short survey to see if using the research on implementation intentions was helpful to increase the use of aided language … Continue reading

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Make Room for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) Modeling “Experiment”

Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) modeling is important. Ask any AAC-knowledgeable speech-language pathologist, teacher, researcher, parent, or AAC app developer. Aided language input is common ground in the field of AAC, regardless of the language system you’re using. So if … Continue reading

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