Tag Archives: aided language input

Independent Reading: Using Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) and Project Core

This is the final post in the six part series on using AAC, Speak for Yourself, Project Core to promote emergent literacy. If you’re just joining in, you may want to start with the first post.  The impetus for this series … Continue reading

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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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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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Authentic AAC: The First Week Round Up

In case you missed my blog post on Monday, I’m sharing ‪Authentic AAC‬ moments this month for ‪#‎BHSM16‬ in an effort to expose my “behind the scenes,” less-than-ideal experiences. So, if you’re insecure about making mistakes or missing something, know you’re not alone.  I … Continue reading

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The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly: A Month of Authentic Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)

A friend said that I’m photogenic based on my Facebook pictures, and I laughed (thinking of the many pictures I’ve deleted because my eyes were closed or I looked like I was 6 times my weight) and quickly said, “Well, I just … Continue reading

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Let’s Talk About Appropriate Behavior

Trigger warning: This post will discuss applied behavior analysis (ABA) and low expectations of autistic individuals and people with complex communication needs (CCN). I stop at red lights. I avoid fast food. I wash my hands and use hand sanitizer…A … Continue reading

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Learning to Speak AACtion Plan: Week 12

Well, friends, here we are…it’s the final week of the Learning to Speak AACtion Plan! For those of you who have been following along every week, you have a strong core vocabulary foundation to model for the augmentative and alternative … Continue reading

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