AAC Posts from PrAACtical Week 28: July 2024
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by Carole Zangari
2d ago
Happy Sunday, AAC friends. We have some posts that you might enjoy. Tuesday – AAC Link Up Wednesday – Video of the Week: Alternative Ways to Access AAC Technologies  Thursday – Throwback Thursday: AAC for the Little Ones Looking for some resources to use in your AAC work? Check out some of those listed below. AAC 101 Flipbook Communication Partner Data Collection Form AAC Skills: Caught or Taught? AAC Modeling Handout Gaming & AAC Repairing Communication Breakdowns ..read more
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AAC Posts from PrAACtical Week 27: July 2024
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by Carole Zangari
1w ago
Happy Sunday, AAC friends. Here are some posts you might appreciate. Monday – PrAACtically July – AAC Resources for A Year of Core Words Tuesday – AAC Link Up Wednesday – Video of the Week: Supporting AAC Users at Camp Friday – PráctiCAAmente Conectados: CAA Con Links – Julio 2024 :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: Still have an appetite for some AAC? Check out this sampling of past posts. When Repetition Becomes Problematic SGDs for People with ASD “What Should I Program on the SGD?” Feature Match Chart 5 Features to L ..read more
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PráctiCAAmente Conectados: CAA Con Links – Julio 2024
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by Carole Zangari
1w ago
Happy July, CAA friends! Each month, we feature a Spanish version of our AAC Link Up called CAA con Links. If you have AAC-related announcements, materials, or videos in Spanish that you would like others to know about, we’d love to have you add that information below. Also, please share this with anyone who might be interested in contributing to or using the materials that get added to these posts. You’ll find the place to add that information at the very bottom of this post. Claudia Marimón organizes these monthly posts, which feature AAC work being done in Spanish-speaking countries and of ..read more
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Video of the Week: Supporting AAC Users at Camp
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by Carole Zangari
1w ago
How can camp staff support participants who use AAC? Today, we learn about this from Nadia Jafri, an SLP on the Augmentative Communication Team at KidsAbility Centre in Ontario.  Many thanks to Nadia and KidsAbility for this helpful presentation. Direct Link to Video – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TdmEEE5lMRQ&ab_channel=KidsAbilityCentreforChildDevelopment ..read more
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AAC Link Up – July 2
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by Carole Zangari
2w ago
AAC Link Up – July 2 Happy Tuesday, AAC friends! Once a week, we invite you to share your own AAC-related content, product news, or anything else that you’d like others in the AAC community to know about.  It may be a recent post you’ve written, a slide deck from your AAC presentation, a handout, video, or meme that you’ve posted online, an AAC product you’ve created, an announcement for an AAC course or conference, or any other prAACtical content you developed and want to share with the AAC community. To post your own link, scroll all the way down to the bottom of this post and complete ..read more
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PrAACtically July – AAC Resources for A Year of Core Words
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by Carole Zangari
2w ago
Planning for comprehensive core vocabulary instruction? The Year of Core Vocabulary Words has resources that can be helpful to therapists, educators, and families. We’re reprising a past post for anyone interested in following along and utilizing the resources developed by quite a few people in the AAC community. The initial Year of Core Vocabulary series was based on a small set of core words for each month (see that post here). We followed that with a second set of Year of Core Vocabulary Word resources for a new list of words (click here for that post). Among the many resources are the acti ..read more
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Getting More Comfortable with AAC Practices Using Stepping into AAC (Weeks 9-12)
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by Carole Zangari
3w ago
Welcome back to our series on using the Stepping into AAC materials. If you are new to this approach to getting started with AAC, you may want to look at some of the earlier posts. Introduction: A PrAACtical Guide to Stepping into AAC Week 1: Starting a Journey with Stepping into AAC Weeks 2-5: Building a Foundation with Stepping into AAC  Weeks 6-8: Customizing AAC Tools with Stepping into AAC In Weeks 9-12, we ramp up our efforts to build habits of daily AAC use with a focus on daily routines and play/leisure.  Target words for Weeks 9-12: can, get, help, I, more, open, that, fin ..read more
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 AAC Posts from PrAACtical Week 25: June 2024
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by Carole Zangari
3w ago
Happy Sunday, AAC friends. Check out these posts you may have missed. Tuesday – AAC Link Up Wednesday – Video of the Week: AAC Support in Interventions for Aphasia  Thursday – Supporting People with Aphasia and AAC Needs While you’re here We have a few more from the archives that might be of interest to you. Faces of AAC: Making It Work in a Busy Family PrAACtically Reading with Karen Natoci: The Family Book Family Collaboration by Dr. Barry Prizant From Presence to Contribution: A Family’s Journey Toward and Inclusive Life From ‘No AAC’ to ‘AAC All Day, Every Day!’ Autism and AAC: 5 Thi ..read more
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Supporting People with Aphasia and AAC Needs
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by Carole Zangari
3w ago
In honor of Aphasia Awareness Month, we’re reprising some past articles and videos on supporting people with aphasia through AAC. Posts & Articles When Language Is Lost: AAC Supports for Individuals with Aphasia Making It Work: 6 AAC Strategies for People with Aphasia Low Tech AAC for Adults with Aphasia: What Does That Mean? Bridging the Gap: Helping People with Aphasia to Compensate for Their Language Difficulties Aphasia, Supported Communication, Written Choice Strategy, + Variations 5 Questions about Aphasia & Communication Books A Fresh Look at AAC & Aphasia with Dr. Kristy W ..read more
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Video of the Week: AAC Support in Inteventions for Aphasia
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by Carole Zangari
3w ago
June is designated as a month to raise awareness about aphasia so we can’t pass on the opportunity to feature this video by Cissy Cheng, who works with Dr. Rajinder Koul at the University of Texas at Austin. This presentation was hosted by the Centre for AAC at the University of Pretoria. In this video, we learn about some of the ways that AAC can be implemented in interventions for aphasia. Enjoy! Many thanks to the CAAC, Ms. Cheng, and her mentor, Dr. Koul for this helpful video. Direct Link to Video – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7eNn5tpQ68&ab_channel=CentreforAugmentativeandAltern ..read more
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