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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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Deconstructing the Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) Glass Cubicle

Trigger warning: This post mentions self-injury and low expectations of autistic individuals and people with complex communication needs (CCN). Can you imagine the frustration? Words are all around you and pouring into you. They expand within you and your mind aches … 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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The “Beginner” Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) System Catch 22

It’s ridiculous if you think about it. In schools around the world, children with complex communication needs (CCN) are being asked to prove that they can communicate before they are given access to language. How can students show they have … Continue reading

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Learning to Speak AACtion Plan: Week 11

Can you believe it!? It’s Week 11 of the Learning to Speak AACtion Plan! For those of you who have been following along each week, thank you. Knowing that you’re interested has been motivating for me. This may be one of those … Continue reading

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Learning to Speak AACtion Plan: Week 10

The daffodils always surprise me. Even though I know they are the first flowers in my yard to bloom, I don’t notice that they’re green and growing until I see the first flower. The yellow gets my attention, and spring … Continue reading

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