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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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“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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AAC Modeling Part 2: Layers of Modeling Engagement

Yesterday, I wrote about AAC Modeling and compared it to introducing broccoli to a child. I’ve also written about modeling here and here, if you’d like some additional information. If you are at all involved in the world of Augmentative and … Continue reading

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The AAC Language of Love

The other day, I was on the bus with a student for an outing.  We were going to a local convenience store, and on the way, I asked him what he wanted to get from the store.  This was his first time riding the … Continue reading

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How is Vocabulary Organized in Speak for Yourself?

We are frequently asked about the language organization in Speak for Yourself, and for many people, when they look at the app for the first time, they feel overwhelmed. If you’re someone who is feeling that way, I’m glad you’re … Continue reading

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Celebrating Awareness Because of AAC

A voice allows someone to share thoughts and form relationships. AAC (Augmentative and Alternative Communication) gives individuals with complex communication needs (CCN) a universally understandable way to express their thoughts and ideas. Could he point to his tooth? Sure.  Could he … Continue reading

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Independence Begins With Communication: Five Ways to Focus on AAC in less than 30 minutes a day!

I love the summer. I love the warm air and the hazy morning fog that dissipates as the sun burns through to begin a new day. I look forward to late nights outside, long beach days, coffee on my porch, … Continue reading

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Simon Says: Model One More Word

One of the more common, and important, Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) implementation strategies is Aided Language Input or modeling.  It would be overwhelming to use your child’s/client’s device to model EVERY word you are saying verbally…for you and the child!  Here’s the good news, you can … Continue reading

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The AAC Detective: Try Observing These Five Behaviors for Clues

  “I want you to know that today, in the brief moments when I was quiet, I was just enjoying being with you.” I want to say that more in 2014.  The beginning of this post is more personal than most, … Continue reading

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Stimming on Autism

Sometimes….I “stim.”  It’s true. It is interesting and comfortable inside of my own mind, and sometimes I curl up there and block out the rest of the world. Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) is definitely one of my obsessions. I … Continue reading

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