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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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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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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 9

“A goal without a plan is just a wish.”            ~ Antoine de Saint-Exupery The Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, California was once called “the bridge that couldn’t be built.”  It took ten years of … Continue reading

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Learning to Speak AACtion Plan: Week 7

“Until you learn to play what you want to hear, you’re barking up the wrong tree.”                              ~ Billy Gibbons I’m reasonably sure musician Billy Gibbons wasn’t … Continue reading

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Learning to Speak AACtion Plan: Week 6

Welcome to Week 6 of the Learning to Speak AACtion Plan! This week, one of my students made organic dog treats to donate to the animal shelter, and he gave me a package to give to my dog. Since today also … Continue reading

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